*All photos courtesy of Nyanda and Black Lion Music Group
*Photo courtesy of Maxi Priest
Country/Region: England (Europe)
It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from everyone’s favorite British lover’s rock crooner, who mixes R&B, pop, soul and reggae all into his own style. Maxi Priest returns with his feel-good, summer jam “Easy to Love” (VP Records). This catchy contemporary tune’s relaxing rhythms, mollifying melodies and smooth harmonies blend effortlessly to create the perfect sun-splashed summer anthem!
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Country & Region: New Caledonia (South Pacific Islands)
*Photos: Various sources including National Geographic and Putumayo World Music
Hailing from the French owned New Caledonia, Bernard Uedre brings his fusion of reggae and kaneka music. Kaneka blends vocal polyphonic singing styles, traditional Kanak music, pop and various world genres. In New Caledonia, Jamaican reggae has influenced musicians and has shaped the sound of many local bands.
Uedre’s upbeat dancehall rhythms combined with optimistic vocals make “Rawagu” a massive party jam. You can’t help but smile and envision yourself laying on a warm, sunny South Pacific beach. Listen for yourself and take your brain, body and soul on a daydream vacation to New Caledonia …
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