January 13, 2015


Listen to the Ten Cities project on WNJR.

Between Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 TEN CITIES project brought together producers and musicians from five different cities in Europe ( Berlin, Kiev, Bristol, Naples and Lisbon) to five cities in Africa (Cairo, Johannesburg, Lagos, Luanda and Nairobi). All the musicians were invited to collaborate and work together in sticky studios and blacked out rooms across the African continent.

The project put together about 50 producers and musicians from the ten cities selected.  Ten Cities attempts to try something new, while looking for common ground it is also seeking to empathize the differences between the genres brought together in this project. As a result hip-hop from the squats of Naples, bass music from Bristol, experimental techno from Berlin or jazz-tinged deep-house from Kiev are thrust upon the pumping kuduro of Luanda, the free-thinking crackled electronica of Cairo, afro-jazz from Lagos or the Sheng street-slang of Kenyan rap.

You can listen to all these great recordings on WNJR 91.7 FM.

Octa Push - Khuchende Halala ft Isaac
Pinch - Are You Coming With Us? ft Temi Oyedele
Pinch - Are You Coming With Us? ft Temi Oyedele
Pinch - Are You Coming With Us? ft Temi Oyedele
Pinch - Are You Coming With Us? ft Temi Oyedele
Dirty Paraffin - Choborops ft Hannes Teichmann
Lunabe & Djeff - Temedo ft MC Sacerdote & MC Yolanda Noivada
Batida - Mama Wototo ft Cannibal
Just A Band & Octapush - Boom Boom Boom
Lunabe - Quero Falar ft MC Sacerdote
Rob Smith - Work! ft Jah Device & Sasha Perera
Wura Samba & Gebruder Teichmann
Diamond Version, Bikya & Wetrobots
 Vakula & Planet Lindela - Ten Cities Masala ft Okmalumkoolkat, Thuli Mdlalose, Tshepang Ramoba & Moonchild
Perera Elsewhere - Ebora (Spirits) ft Aremu
Dubmasta, Hannes Teichmann & Leon Ersamus - 10 Henry Nxumalo Street ft Afurakan
Diamond Version, Bikya & Wetrobots
Afrologic - Omode Mewa (Ten Little Children) ft Aremu, Temi Oyedele & Wuru Samba
Vakula & Planet Lindela - Jozi Sunset
Oren Gerlitz - Orange Green ft Karun

Written By: Joseph