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Music for Kids!

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Being exposed to music so early in my life must have had a huge impact on my brain and level of creativity. I have always lived with this huge “bundle of talents” and although I’m sometimes a little quirky, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Having my children and being lucky enough to sometimes see through their eyes, I have come to understand the importance of early childhood development and the importance of music in this development. It is unfortunate that our system doesn’t take music more seriously or make it a more important part of our school curriculum. It not only develops creativity, discipline and spatial intelligence; early music development is also linked to better social development and is an amazing avenue for self expression. Music can help one through trauma and tragedy (I can testify to this). It inspires, uplifts, and heals the soul.

I have been inspired over and over again into going ahead with this journey into the world of teaching kids music. Just like my brother Waleed and I dreamt about all those years ago.ย 
Summer vacation is about to start and I am excited!

Music workshops for children starts Wednesday 13th July at Kiddygram Montessori in North Dzorwulu for ages ONE YEAR AND UP. Children under 3 must be accompanied. During the summer vacation, workshops will be available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 1pm and we will be covering areas such as Rhythm and percussion, Learning sounds, voice, and melody.

If you live in Accra and would like more information about my music workshops please email gogreenbutterfly@gmail.com or call 0247900791.

One love!!!

“MUSIC MESSENGER”

I am so grateful to everyone who came out to support me last Friday at the “Music Messenger” album release party. It had been raining but that didn’t stop us from having the time of our lives!

As I was born in the 80s, I decided to use a Vinyl and Cassette theme for the party.

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The Vinyl backdrop we created gave a wow factor to our photo shoot and I can’t wait for all the lovely photos which I will be posting here as soon as I recieve them.

Performances were great! And I was so happy to present a new act to my audience and they loved him. His name is Ayisi Ican – a talented young man who reminds me of Wyclef when he does his vocal delivery.

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Ayisi Ican (next to me on your left and my right) and his squad

We had a raffle draw and gave out some amazing prizes. Not to mention all the dancing in the rain. It was such an awesome experience. A happy night full of love.

Buy “Music Messenger” by Yasmeen on iTunes,  Amazon and online music stores worldwide.

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Stay tuned for more photos!

MOTHER EARTH FESTIVAL! Day 1 in pictures

I am so proud to have led the team that organized the first “Mother Earth Festival” in Kokrobite,  Ghana.
The festival is all about connecting with nature and our mother earth while uplifting our spirits through dance, art, and music.

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As usual, with every first, there are lessons to be learned and points noted for future improvement. Overall, day 1 was a great day full of colour and joy.

Mother Earth Festival makes the news

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Next weekend Bibini Music is bringing the Mother Earth Festival to Kokrobite! I was excited to see the news in the Daily Guide and Graphic Showbiz – two of Ghana’s biggest newspapers, this morning.

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The 2-day “Mother Earth festival” is all about strengthening our bond with mother earth as we enjoy music, dance and art.

Saturday 26th March:
From 10am – Eco market and bazaar
From 6pm – Reggae Rising concert featuring KniiLante, Osagyefo, Yasmeen, Jahwi, and Fiifi Selah

Sunday 27th March – Tribute to Faisal Helwani
From 10am: Bibini Music Exhibition with traditional music and dance

7pm: film screening – “The Roots of Highlife ”

Daytime entry fee for both days is 10cedis per day, and the Reggae Rising concert costs 20cedis. Tents are available for rent please call 0244799143 to book packages in advance.

While at the festival, don’t forget to visit any of our plant/tree adoption points. At least two hundred people will leave the festival with a new flower, plant, or tree to care for. We will also be giving the “Natural Beauty Prize” – 250ghc worth of Madame Yasmeen products to the best natural hairstyle at the festival.

Mother Earth is calling! Will you answer?? ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

YASMEEN Live at One Republic – 2nd December 2015

Happy new month of December! For me, this year has flown by. Feels like just yesterday I was on my way to the hospital to have my second child and now here I am, back on stage doing what I love to do most. Last night I was the headlining act at the Republic bar and grill in Osu and it was a great show.

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The show started on a soulful, jazzy note with “Yellow Moon” and hit tracks like “I put a spell on you” and “it’s a man’s world”. The first set ended with an acoustic performance featuring Ali Diarra from Burkina Faso. The audience seemed to really enjoy this set and I really did too.

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The night had started out right. And it just kept getting better and better.
Once we got into the Reggae hour, the crowd was hyped. Naya Plange delivered amazing renditions on his electric guitar, followed by A.J Lyrix – amazing vocalist who kept the crowd in the right mood.

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Jahwi and Knii Lante followed suit with energy packed performances but it was Osagyefo who scattered the whole yard when he dropped the “bam bam riddim”. Of course we jumped on it and had the crowd dancing their sorrows away.

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The night ended with some afro beat music from my upcoming album not to mention some more dancing and cheers from the crowd.

I think what was really cool was the presence of many members of the musical fraternity last night. Uncle Ebo Taylor came to me to personally offer his blessings and described my voice as “superb”.

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Panji’s favourite part was the Kora section but the ghetto youth were all about the Reggae. The expats were touched by the soul and afro beat sessions. All round an amazing show!

Reggae Rising hits TV!!

Oh yeah! It was grrrrrrreat! :):)  TV3’s “Music Music” was set ablaze last night as each Reggae Rising artist delivered incredible performances. We were live! And it felt great to have such a massive platform to share our music and good vibes. The Reggae Rising tour is moving from strength to strength. TV3 in Ghana is nationwide, and probably the most watched local channel. “Music Music” is one of the oldest and most successful programmes on TV3, featuring live performances every Saturday from 8 to 10pm.

Ras Boomba started the show right with a good medley of tunes followed by Osagyefo who got the crowd even more hyped.

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Osagyefo

By the time I got on stage it was pure fire. Beginning with an acoustic cover of “Jah bless Africa” by Nasio Fontaine, I followed up with “Medication” and then “Paddy”.

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I was followed by Knii Lante who performed beautiful melodic tracks like “rocky road” and “Gimme the roots”

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Then it was time for Jahwi to “Erupt”! Sending the studio up in flames once again. Jahwi also performedย  his new single “the call”. Fiifi Selah closed the show in grand style with yet another electrifying performance starting with “money cant buy me love” and ending with “Taxi driver”.

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Jahwi in action.
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Fiifi Selah
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Backstage with Osagyefo, Fiifi Selah, Root eye, and Jahwi

Many thanks to Kati Torda and Sun Trade beads for sponsoring my accessories for the show.

To be continued….