Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Two of Africa’s foremost international Reggae stars, Ghana’s Rocky Dawuni and Cote D'Ivoire’s 
Alpha Blondy, will be sharing the stage at the forthcoming Africa Festival Munster to be 
held at Skaters Palace in Munster, Germany on June 23rd, 2012. Dawuni comes off a stellar
year in which his unique fusion of Reggae and Afrobeat won him the “Best African Artiste 2011” 
at the last International Reggae and World Music Awards , a feature on CNN’s African Voices 
as well as being named one of CNN’s Top 10 African Artists on the global stage.
Ivorian star Alpha Blondy has been one of the earliest pioneers of African Reggae, having 
played for thousands all over the world. His landmark album “Jerusalem” is still considered 
one of the finest Reggae albums ever recorded. Blondy has been a major force in African Reggae's 
global appeal alongside South Africa’s Lucky Dube and the new generation led by artists like 
Dawuni. This promises to be the ultimate African Roots Reggae party!!!

June 23, 2012 
Afrika Festival Muenster 2012
Skaters  Palace,  Dahlweg  126,
Muenster, Germany

Ghana’s international music star Rocky Dawuni has leveraged his popularity within and 
without of the Continent to champion social causes and inspire a generation of artists and
fans alike. Dawuni’s eloquence as well as his successful melding of musical celebrity and 
social action has made him a spokesperson for various causes worldwide. Over the last few
years, his music and electric live performances have attracted thousands to his concerts.
Rocky’s upcoming new album, “Afro Roots,” fully captures his unique fusion of Afro Beat a
nd Reggae while confirming him as an artist in the tradition of both Fela Kuti and Bob Marley
in utilizing his music to uplift, unify and inspire.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Eric Bene`t “The One”

Eric Bene`t Jordan  was born on October 15, 1966 in Mobile Alabama.He is the youngest of five siblings. Eric grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He sang with group called the Gerard in the 1980s. In 1992 Eric his sister and his cousin formed a band called Bene’t, they released a self-titled album in 1992 that sold 100,000 records. Eric’s had some personal problems so his career was put on hold for a while. His father died of cancer. He became a single father of daughter named India  his girlfriend Tami Marie Stauff died on April 29, 1993 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident.Eric was married to Halle Berry from 2001 to 2005. In 2011 he married Princes ex-wife Manuela Testolini who gave birth to a baby girl, Lucia Bella on December 21, 2011. Eric’s career really started to flourish when he was nominated for a Grammy for “Spend My Life With You”, a duet he did with Tamia. This song was one of my favorites in 2000. Eric released his 7th album “The One” on June 5, 2012. This album is honest, classy and smooth. It has a lot of slow songs and has some up tempo songs as well. I really like this album and these are the songs that speak to me, “Gonna Be My Girl”, “That's My Lady”, “Harriett Jones”, “Runnin”, “News For You”, “Here In My Arms”. “I Hope That It's You” has a reggae beat. Eric and his daughter India Bene`t are doing a duet on the song “Muzik (Feat. India BenĂ©t)”. This is a beautiful song. Eric really did his thing on this album. I’m going to put this one on my playlist. Listen to some songs from Eric Bene`t “The One” album on Streetwise Radio. You can also listen to Streetwise Radio on iTunes, live365, Athena365 and MyGen365.