Saturday, February 9, 2013

Video: Black European music (women) - Black History Month special

Because it's Black History Month a special Black History compilation of chart-topping Afro-European (or Black European) female singers, who made their mark nationally and internationally. Next week the men. Best way to start is with a video of Sade - Nothing Can Come Between Us (UK) of 1988. The band's first hit single was "Your Love Is King" from the debut album, Diamond Life (1984).

Mica Paris - My One Temptation (UK) - 1988

Melis Sökmen - "Özlediğim" ("The one that I miss") (Turkey) - 1992

Native - Si la vie demande ça (France)- 1993

Zap Mama Adventures to Afropea I (Belgium) - 1993

Des'ree - You Gotta Be (UK)- 1994

Les Nubians - Makeda (France) - 1998

Awa Manneh - Shook Shook Shook (Sweden) - 2002

Buika - New Afro spanish generation (Spain) - 2005

Joy Denalane - Born & Raised (Germany) - 2005

Noah Sow & Das Heimlich Maneuver - Es brennt hier drin (Germany)- 2005

Tasha's world "glowing growing" (The Netherlands)- 2005

Sara Tavares - Balancê (Portugal)- 2006

Ayo - Down On My Knees (France) - 2006

Gaitana (Гайтана) - Shaleniy (Шаленій) - (Ukraine) - 2007

Estelle - American Boy [Feat. Kanye West] (UK) - 2008


  1. Some of favorite ladies! Sade, Zap Mamma, Buika, Des'ree...they are great. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I would add Casandra Steen and Emile Sandé to this beautiful list. Love.

    1. You are absolutely right, but Steen and Sandé are of a different generation.

  3. Great list zap mama and Tasha's world are my favorite. Too bad I don't hear
    I need new music from them


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