Rab Bakari hosted a panel along with panelist David Sander (Mandala TV Prod./Coke Studio Africa) and Buddha Blaze Mbasu (Spark Africa) on Thursday, 22 October 2015 in the Cosmopolitan city of Budapest, Hungary.
A Tale of Two Nations:
The creative magic of African-European music artists.
In recent years, a new generation of exciting creative musicians has been emerging from across Africa. Some are based on the continent, some in Europe and North America. They are socially networked artists, just as comfortable in the tough neighborhoods of Africa's biggest cities as they are performing at hip nightclubs in London or European music festivals. They blend hip-hop, house, reggae and rock with various local musical traditions from around Africa. This panel aims to provide a background on the rising new wave of artists representing the heritages of both parents from different continents or claiming both nationalities in their music.