Performed By Afro-Musica featuring Edo King Matwawana
Album UPC 778591571024
CD Baby Track ID 4464853
Label Matwaking Beat Productions
Released 2006-01-01
BPM 112
Rated 0
ISRC usl4q0725941
Year 2006
Spotify Plays 73
Writer Ed Matwawana
Pub Co Matwaking Beat Productions
Composer Ed Matwawana
ClearanceFacebook Sync License,Traditional Sync,YouTube Sync ServiceOne Stop
Rights Controlled Master and Publishing Grant
Rights One-Stop: Master + 100% Pub Grant
Original/Cover/Public Domain original
Country CANADA - Nova Scotia


Afro-Beat dance music composed and performed by Congo born Edo King Matwawana and his African-Canadian band, influenced by artists like Papa Wemba and Kekele.


A celebration of multiculturalism and creativity, Afro-Musica has delighted audiences since 1992. The Halifax, Nova Scotia based Afro-pop band, founded by Edo-King Matwawana, showcases the cultural diversity of the African continent in music and dance.

The universal appeal of music shines through with this always upbeat and entertaining group of accomplished musicians. Afro-Musica is comprised of seasoned, talented musicians from around the world: Peter Drakes from Guyana, South America on rhythm guitar, Leo Grouse from Halifax on bass guitar, Jerome Thomas from Antigua on drums, Doris from Congo (DRC) on lead guitar and the horn section’s Sean Webber, Matt Myer, and Martha Kelly. The band also features two dynamic dancers: Maggie Sweenie from Sudan, and Hylia Katjinjotjimue, dancing in the traditional East African style. Edo-King is the visionary, lead vocalist, instrumentalist, songwriter and arranger. Born in the Kingdom of Kongo (Northern Angola) and raised in Southern Congo, Edo-King has presented Afro-Musica to an ever-increasing audience.

Afro-Musica has won numerous awards, including six Africa Nova Scotian Music Association (ANSMA) Awards. The band has also received two East Coast Music Association (ECMA) award nominations, and have showcased for the JUNO Awards and Music Nova Scotia (MIANS). The band has produced a total of four recordings since 1996. Their newest CD release, Diaspora Touch, (2006) is already garnering much attention.

Audiences will enjoy Afro-Musica’s repertoire of mostly original music, presented in a multitude of languages. The carefully crafted sound of Afro-Musica combines traditional African roots with a fresh new style, to produce music that moves both spirit and body!

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