Interview: Gyptian Wants to Work with African Artists

October 13, 2010 § 3 Comments

 

Gyptian performing at Crossroads Nightclub

 

I promised to bring you snippets of Afrofusion TV’s interview with Gyptian… Voila! check it out below! It’s a fairly common “problem” with music artists. You record a song, and fans think someone else sang it. For African and West Indian artists, the cross-pollination in music styles and genres makes the occurrence more frequent, and even less surprising. So for Nigerian singer Tuface Idibia, his worldwide hit “African Queen” got attributed by many a fan to Jamaican reggae star Gyptian!

Back in the day, Sierra Leonean music legend Bunny Mack had several islanders thinking his smash hit “Let Me Love You” was done by a calypso or soca artist! Well, no wahala (no problem), Tuface; Gyptian would like to work with you! So he said in a recent interview with Afrofusion TV, when he visited DC on his album release tour. During our chat, Gyptian also talked about the love he got from African fans when he toured Senegal and Kenya, how he got his unique name, and the state of reggae music today. We’ve put together a preview clip with interview snippets below. Gyptian is currently touring around the world. He is slated to break from his schedule to join R&B icon Mary J. Blige on her tour in London, and will take the stage at the O2 Arena on November 2nd. You can find out where next he’s playing at this site. The full interview with Gyptian is coming up soon on Afrofusion TV! Enjoy!

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