nenim

DJ, Producer, Mixing Engineer and Radio Host; Rooted in Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Funk, Soul, Jazz.

Nenim hosts the radio show 'Seeds of Afro' every monday from 6 - 8 PM EST on Radio Free Brooklyn. He spins nothing but heavy Afro grooves from a wide variety of music from Africa and African diaspora. This includes Sounds of the West African underground scene– Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Highlife, Afro-rock and Afro jazz of the 60s, 70s era to date. This musical journey continues with sounds of American Funk & Soul and jazz! Afro means ethnicity and roots so we will also tour Latin America sounds of Samba, Rumba, Cumbia.

Nenim hosts the radio show 'Seeds of Afro' every monday from 6 - 8 PM EST on Radio Free Brooklyn. He spins nothing but heavy Afro grooves from a wide variety of music from Africa and African diaspora. This includes Sounds of the West African underground scene– Afrobeat, Afrofunk, Highlife, Afro-rock and Afro jazz of the 60s, 70s era to date. This musical journey continues with sounds of American Funk & Soul and jazz! Afro means ethnicity and roots so we will also tour Latin America sounds of Samba, Rumba, Cumbia.

Kinte Le Prince Heritier is an Ivorian artist currently based in New York City. The first part of his stage name, “Kinté,” refers to Kunta Kinté [Toby Waller] from Alex Haley’s TV miniseries, Roots. The second part of his name, “Le Prince Héritier,” can be translated from french to mean “The crowned prince.” Kinté chose the name to link himself not only to slavery but also to royalty, creating a positive story that will eventually inspire all his people. Kinté is well familiarized with Malian and Manding music. He is also inspired by artists such as Salif Keita, Mory Kanté, Ali Farka Touré, Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabate. Kinté met with Washington D.C-based Ivorian producer Ibrahim Ba Keita in his high school days in Ivory Coast. Kinté and Ibrahim having share the same goals and values decided to join forces to bring Africa and its cultures together on another level; mixing the old with the new, and making it cool again for new generations to appreciate their heritage. They worked together on the EP called Ascension: Le Chemin Vers Mes Racines, meaning “Ascension: The Path Towards My Roots.” The collection of tunes build upon the fusion of the rough and gritty sounds of francophone African hip-hop with African traditional samples. This unique sound is expected from Kinté, Le Prince Héritier, as he is well known for his soulful hip-hop flow and his sarcastic expression of disapproval of Africa’s social problems, injustice and inequality. The track we’re premiering, ‘Oubliez’ meaning ‘To forget,’ is an alluring Afro hip-hop number, produced by Ibrahim Keita manipulates the chopped up dessert blues sample of Ali Farka Touré's ‘Erdi’ song that blends with the enchanting rhythm of the 808 drum beat, accompanied by soulful backing vocals and hip-hop call and response flow. The EP is jam-packed with fine production, intelligent use of samples. Amadou & Mariam's song was also sampled in the song ‘Djoussou Souma’, which means to ‘calm your heart down’ is a soulful motivation song about having optimism even in the worst times. The enchanting guitar chords are reminiscent of the Madinka traditional music and what you might find listening to old cassettes of pirate radio or crate digging. ‘Djula’ has a more laid back feel with a Mande music vibe, featuring Griot singer Zarkawi Djatta. Ascension: Le Chemin Vers Mes Racines, was released in 2016 and is available to listen to and download on Bandcamp and Soundcloud. The single ‘Oubliez’ is available on itunes and all streaming platforms. Catch Kinté, Le Prince Héritier live on Seeds of Afro on Radio Free Brooklyn ==> bit.ly/2cSC80X hosted by DJ NENiM, tonight from 6 to 8 P.M. ET as he breaks down the mystery surrounding his music.

Kinte Le Prince Heritier is an Ivorian artist currently based in New York City. The first part of his stage name, “Kinté,” refers to Kunta Kinté [Toby Waller] from Alex Haley’s TV miniseries, Roots. The second part of his name, “Le Prince Héritier,” can be translated from french to mean “The crowned prince.” Kinté chose the name to link himself not only to slavery but also to royalty, creating a positive story that will eventually inspire all his people.

Kinté is well familiarized with Malian and Manding music. He is also inspired by artists such as Salif KeitaMory KantéAli Farka TouréOumou SangareToumani Diabate. Kinté met with Washington D.C-based Ivorian producer Ibrahim Ba Keita in his high school days in Ivory Coast. Kinté and Ibrahim having share the same goals and values decided to join forces to bring Africa and its cultures together on another level; mixing the old with the new, and making it cool again for new generations to appreciate their heritage.

They worked together on the EP called Ascension: Le Chemin Vers Mes Racines, meaning “Ascension: The Path Towards My Roots.”
The collection of tunes build upon the fusion of the rough and gritty sounds of francophone African hip-hop with African traditional samples. This unique sound is expected from Kinté, Le Prince Héritier, as he is well known for his soulful hip-hop flow and his sarcastic expression of disapproval of Africa’s social problems, injustice and inequality.

The track we’re premiering, ‘Oubliez’ meaning ‘To forget,’ is an alluring Afro hip-hop number, produced by Ibrahim Keita manipulates the chopped up dessert blues sample of Ali Farka Touré's ‘Erdi’ song that blends with the enchanting rhythm of the 808 drum beat, accompanied by soulful backing vocals and hip-hop call and response flow. The EP is jam-packed with fine production, intelligent use of samples. Amadou & Mariam's song was also sampled in the song ‘Djoussou Souma’, which means to ‘calm your heart down’ is a soulful motivation song about having optimism even in the worst times. The enchanting guitar chords are reminiscent of the Madinka traditional music and what you might find listening to old cassettes of pirate radio or crate digging. ‘Djula’ has a more laid back feel with a Mande music vibe, featuring Griot singer Zarkawi Djatta.

Ascension: Le Chemin Vers Mes Racines, was released in 2016 and is available to listen to and download on Bandcamp and Soundcloud. The single ‘Oubliez’ is available on itunes and all streaming platforms.

Catch Kinté, Le Prince Héritier live on Seeds of Afro on Radio Free Brooklyn ==> bit.ly/2cSC80X hosted by DJ NENiM, tonight from 6 to 8 P.M. ET as he breaks down the mystery surrounding his music.

African Hip-Hop, desert blues, African roots music

funk, soul, rnb, jazz, Afrobeat

Rock . Jazz . Afrobeat . Soul

Afrobeat music around the globe, old and recent

Semba Morna Funana Samba

Semba, Angolan Music, Samba, Intervention Music

Highlife, Soukous, Zouk, Kompa

Afrofunk,Ethiopian grooves,calypso & reggae afrobeat, afrofunk, funk, jazzfunk, jazz jazz, jazzfunk, funk Jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba, Brazilian Grooves, Brazil

with DJ Mickey Perez
Afrofunk, Afro Disco Boogie, Brazilian Grooves, Afrobeat, Latin Grooves

with Morgan Greenstreet
Highlife, Cumbia, Salsa, Soukous, Kompa

with DJ Mario Bee
Afrofunk, Jazz, Samba, Afrobeat, Disco

with Minutes of Funk
Jazz,Afrobeat, Afro, funk, Soul, Funk, Disco, Boogie

Highlife, Soukous, Jazz

NDONG ESSINGA WAS THE GUEST ON SEEDS OF AFRO. HE PLAYED THE BASS AND WAS SPITTIN' BARS IN FRENCH SIMULTANEOUSLY!
Afro-Hiphop, Soukous, Highlife, Afrofunk

with JULIAN DRAKE TAYLOR (JAZZ MUSICIAN)
Jazz, Highlife, Funk, Afrofunk, Afrobeat