African Jazz Is My Way of Life That’s right! It’s my way of life! I believe in music to the core of my being and it’s the most important thing in my life and always will be!
I love all kinds of music, jazz, blues, classical music, etc, but African Jazz to me means freedom, it means no boundaries, no restrictions on creativity and expression.
Because it is part of my culture
African jazz has been a part of African culture for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
Before African people were separated by borders and boundaries, it was used to send secret messages about what was happening in their communities.
Because it makes me happy
Music has a proven track record for impacting mood and encouraging happiness. African jazz is a fun, lively genre that makes me happy.
Whenever I am feeling stressed or upset, I put on some afrobeat, and instantly my mood improves.
Because it helps me deal with life’s challenges
The unique rhythm and syncopation of afrobeat can help you to release stress. Listening to it as a way of life will help you maintain a positive mindset during times of adversity.
Because I grew up listening to the greats
Fela Kuti, Olando Julius, Tony Allen, Femi Kuti… I think that is probably why African jazz music has become a way of life for me.
I can listen to it all day long and never get tired of it. It gives me energy when I need it and calms my soul when I am feeling down.
Because it reminds me that I am special
This is one of many reasons why afrobeat music inspires me. It reminds me that I am special and that through my own hard work and determination, I can achieve great things.
Because I love dancing!
Dancing is a great way to bring people together, have fun and express yourself.
I love dancing because I can do it with friends or family members as well as strangers who just want to enjoy themselves.
So I can relate to others around the world
African Jazz music is beautiful because it can be related to all races around the world. It doesn’t matter where you are from, if you listen to it, you can find a connection.
To understand what life was like in Africa before colonization
As an American, it’s easy to forget how different life was from continent to continent.
To fully understand and appreciate jazz music, you need to study its origins.
It teaches me how people think differently around the world
Africa is a continent filled with different cultures, each unique and different from one another.
Understanding these differences helps me understand how people think differently around the world.
because there are multiple genres
As a lover of all things jazz, I tend to listen to multiple genres of jazz. Whether it’s afrobeat, straight-ahead, cool, Latin, or Afro-Cuban jazz, my ears are always open to something new and exciting.