Posts Tagged: music

In Uganda: Discovering Local African Music in Kampala

As part of my longstanding relationship with African music, I’ve covered topics such as consumer issues and solutions, the monetization of music in Africa and the scope of the country’s influence on music. I have always been lucky enough to mix business and pleasure and since these previous pieces, the interest I have for sourcing great African music has… Read more »

Back to Africa: The Spread of Music Across the Atlantic

It was yet another business week of meetings in the Cape Verdean capital of Praia. It started with a celebration of traditional hip-shaking (to put it mildly), which you can witness in our most recent viral African Dance hit video by Maahlox Le Vibeur. The Orquestra Nacional de Cabo Verde followed by getting all Funana and playing the highest… Read more »

Welcome, Jessica!

Introducing Jessica Payne, Senior Director, Digital Operations Hi all, I’m Jessica Payne and I’ve joined the Digital Ops team as Senior Director, Digital Operations. Joining The Orchard saved me from zombies! I was previously at AMC Networks (AMC, BBC America, IFCtv, SundanceTV and WEtv) overseeing distribution of The Walking Dead and other programming to a variety of… Read more »

Freeloader Friday: Jennifer O’Connor, Bent Shapes & More

Now that we have all moved on from music’s biggest night, it’s time to get back on the music discovery train. Good thing for us, Friday is here again and with it, brand new tracks my dear Orchard friends. Here are this week’s new releases. Folk-lovers be delighted, singer-songwriter Jennifer O’Connor released her new track “Black Sky Blanket” from… Read more »