BBC Radio 1Xtra celebrate the reach of R&B music around the world – Three DJs from England, the United States and Kenya bring their flavour to the genre.
DJ Silk (UK), DJ Rosegold (US) and DJ Mr Fabz (Kenya) represent R&B’s different expressions and influence on their part of the world with three exclusive 1-hour mixes. Contemporary R&B is a genre that fused Gospel, Soul and Funk to create Rhythm and Blues in the early 70s. Artists like Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and Norman Whitfield pioneered the radio-friendly sound that made Black Music easier to market. Nearly 50 years later, R&B is a core part of any major label roster and continues to find new voices on every continent.
From Usher to H.E.R, Tiwa Savage to Tems, Beverley Knight to Nao. Every nation has R&B representatives in every language.
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Executive Producers: Bernard P Achampong & Andrew Spence
Produced by Bernard P Achampong
Sound Design & Production: Bernard P Achampong