Friday Fun: Update on the Blog & Multicultural Music

This week marked my return to school’s benches and, as I much as I enjoyed it, it left me with much to do and organize: grades, writing, keeping healthy… It also means that I will resume visiting the world through culinary experiences, well, after this week. πŸ™‚

One of my activities this weekend will consist in updating the blog. There is going to be a section featuring the multicultural blogs I know about, as well as literary agencies specialized or interested in multicultural stories. As I mentioned in the first post, this blog is still a work-in-progress. I hope that you will enjoy its improvement over time.

YA writer and blogger extraordinaire Lee Wind is co-hosting a comment challenge. Read here to enter. πŸ™‚

My friend and fellow BlueBoarder Donna is hosting a rhyming contest: Click here for more information!

Aah, Nneka! Nneka is an anthropologist (or will be soon if she hasn’t already graduated), singer and songwriter of Nigerian (in West Africa) and German descent. Her native language is called Igbo; she also speaks fluently English and German. She was born in December 24, 1981. She grew up in Nigeria and moved to Germany at eighteen to attend college. She identifies her musical style as hip-hop/soul.

I enjoy her music because it is so upbeat and straightforward. You can also tell she is somewhat an activist through her lyrics, on a quest to make this world a better place by raising awareness about various social issues.

Here’s a sample of her music. The following song, titled Heartbeat, is from the 2008 album No Longer At Ease.

For more information
Nneka’s Website
Nneka on Facebook
Nneka on Myspace

Her next album, Concrete Jungle, will be released in the U.S. in February 2, 2010!

And that’s a wrap! I wish you all a wonderful weekend. πŸ™‚
Edited on 01.08.10 at 5:04 PM to add the challenge.


About Nathalie Mvondo

Nathalie Mvondo lives in Northern California. She is a writer, a blogger, a community organizer and a social entrepreneur.
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20 Responses to Friday Fun: Update on the Blog & Multicultural Music

  1. Chery says:

    Thanks for this glimpse into different cultures – you are broadening my horizons!!


  2. Anna says:

    Thanks for sharing this video. I love Nneka’s voice and it’s a great song.


  3. I enjoyed her voice very much. I couldn’t get this song to load, so I listened to another one on youtube. Very, very cool. Thank you for introducing me to her music!

    And thank you for sharing the info on my contest, too. You are a sweetheart!



  4. Oh, it said the video wasn’t available in my country, so I checked out her website. She’s in Atlanta now so maybe i’ll get to hear her there the next time I visit?!


  5. Tina Lee says:

    I love the premise of your blog. Looking forward to checking it out. Thanks for the video. I couldn’t get it to load either, but I’m going to check her out.


  6. Anne M Leone says:

    Video worked fine for me, but maybe that’s because you did change the link! Beautiful voice and music, thanks for sharing.


  7. Charlie says:

    Love the song and video. Glad I stumbled across your blog. So much to read and discover here πŸ™‚


  8. Shirley Duke says:

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Yours looks great. I taught ESL for a long time. I’ll keep checking out yours.


  9. holly cupala says:

    Thanks for stoppin by, Nathalie – it’s good to meet a new friend! xoHolly


  10. Becker says:

    Hi there! Thanks for visiting my blog, thought I should return the favor! Looking forward to reading what you write, always looking to be more well-rounded in my reading. And the music was a great way to start the day, thanks!


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