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November 19, 2014 10 Comments

Welcome to the Weekly Roundup, your weekly musical flashback on the news of music of African roots in North America kindly offered by Flashmag the magazine trendsetter

In the highlights this week.

United States

  First the  allegations of sexual assault that resurface against Bill Cosby, it’s remembered that in 2005 already a former  employee of Temple University, where Cosby was student  said she had been drugged and sexually abused in Cosby mansion in suburban Philadelphia .Today controversy is again on the plates with allegations of rape made by no less than 14 women and some charge that dates back to the 60’s

Cosby's lawyer before  these accusations made a statement on behalf of the actor he said "Bill Cosby looks forward to continue to live his life normally," and Cosby himself commented for  the first time to date on these allegations, telling the National Enquirer: "I will not give in to people who try to exploit me because of my celebrity status" as one can simply say that  being  famous above the law though, a to be continued story .

Marleyin the cannabis business'
A US private equity firm announced Tuesday that it has joined the family of Bob Marley  the reggae star in hopes of building what it touted as "the world's first cannabis brand."

Seattle-based Privateer Holdings said Tuesday it has signed a license agreement with Marley heirs to deliver marijuana strains to the public, marijuana will be legal in Jamaica in 2015, the same company also plans to offer  tea and lotions  as derived products.
 new Music for  Goapele  in duet with Eric Benet
The duo is  emphasized  in the title "My Love"  taken from the last studio album by Goapele, “Strong as Glass” in stores since October 21st  2014. Goapele the American singer from South African and Jewish origin and is now on tour across the United States to promote her new album.

in Canada
  News from the Canadian  Hip Hop francophone. While hip hop Quebec landscape continues to change, the group Loud Lary Adjust,  finally offers their  first album, the excellent BlueVolvo.  The Blue Volvo album is in stores since October 21, 2014.
 another new release  the one from  Cheak,Known in the middle Hip-Hop Underground for its engaged and lucid texts, rich and melodic musical productions as well as his improvisations End of the Weak, Cheak has finally released his first album " Refus Global  ", available since 14 October.
Singer-songwriter, Cheak is one of the only rappers  from Quebec, who makes up all of his music. This multi-instrumentalist sees music as a whole and played many instruments to create the right coating  for his texts.
Our Canadian  top flash top this week is Ketsia Like Montreal, the city where she was born and raised, KETSIA’s unique style reflects a harmonious mix of many cultural and musical influences. Singing and songwriting in a variety of genres (R&B, Pop, Rock, Kompa, Dance) and languages (English, French, Creole), her musical style is fun and infectious, at times bold, at times reflective, but always from the heart. Whatever the language, whatever the style, Ketsia’s undeniably positive spirit and lyrical voice are making a mark with music fans worldwide.


With a rapidly increasing online presence, exposure on Billboard Magazine’s: “Hot 100,” "Emerging Canadian Artists,” and "Hot Digital Songs" charts, and airplay across North America and Europe, Ketsia is headed nowhere but up. Her latest single, “Gasoline,” promises to reignite her dedicated fan base and help propel her to new heights in 2014.


Listen to her music online at ketsiamusic.com, and join Ketsia on Facebook (facebook.com/KetsiaOFFICIAL) and Twitter (@ketsiamusic). Ketsia can also be found on iTunes, ReverbNation, and on YouTube (youtube.com/KetsiaOFFICIAL), where her “Already Miss You” music video has been viewed over two million times.

 Place to the  hit list now what  are the top songs and albums in Canada and the US this week. The North American ranking of music according to the  Sound scan index
To start the top 5 French songs in Canada

1- Paris –Zaz

2- on a tous quelque chose de sweet people- artistes divers

3- Hervieux  Marc Hervieux

4- Noel Inoubliable Artiste divers

5- ils Chantent Louvain Artiste divers.

Top 5  albums United States

1. 1989 Taylor Swift

2. Sonic High ways- Foo Fighters

3. The Endless River  - Pink Floyd

4. Man against Machine- Garth Brooks

5.Cadillactica  – Big KRIT

 Top 5 Albums  in Canada

1-The Endless River- Pink Floyd

2-1989 Taylor Swift

3-Sonic Highways Foo fighters

4-Man against Machine- Garth Brooks

5-Much Dance 2015- artiste divers

 Top 5 albums Reggae North America

1-  Count Me In- Rebelution

2- Amid the Noise and Haste- SOJA

3- I rise- Etana

4-5 classic Album Bob Marley and the wailers

5- Fly Rasta- Ziggy Marley


Andto conclude Flashmag Edition number 39 is online since November 21, 2014. In this edition we have as Guest Star  the globetrotter Gros Pokossi NGOLLE musician born in Cameroon Gros played with the biggest artists on stage in the four corners of the world the experienced studio and stage  musician  talks about his work and his contribution to the musician hits like Nneka Ayo'o or Y'akoto Gros Pokossi NGOLLE after living 25 years in Germany is now installed in Chicago where yesterday he accompanied on stage the American singer Frank McComb.
Also in this edition we put a spotlight on the emerging  Talent Leonie Langa, a singer who has put on the market a single called Africa Tema, an exhortation to the awakening of Africa.
That's what we had for our listeners and Internet users this week Flashmag is live on www.flashmagonline.net the news were compiled translated and rewritten by Hubert Marlin The Weekly Roundup is a production of Medianet.llc, in collaboration with radio Vexin val de seine and the Doume Afrika show.


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