We would like to introduce you to an online Kizomba radio station that is different to all the others. We are unique because we don’t just play the best in Kizomba, Semba, Ghetto Zouk and many other Afrocentric genres, but we also carry out exclusive interviews with top musical and dance artists as well as run exciting competitions. All of this whilst interacting with a live, global audience that is passionate about Kizomba.
One Love Radio is an independent, online music website based in London UK. We aim to provide the best possible musical and informative platform for the Kizomba community around the globe, starting with the UK then branch out from there. The idea is to provide the Kizomba community with a single source of information for interesting news and updates as well as allowing the audience to connect with the artists through interactive shows and interviews in a way that they would not have been able to otherwise.
The content of the site was sourced from a cleverly put together combination of SoundCloud, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram data feeds to keep you fully up to date with what’s happening in the Kizomba scene. This includes, events, live shows, interviews and competitions as well as music. We have DJ mixes from over 30 top international DJs with more DJs added daily. Also video and audio recordings of our latest shows and interviews.
If you’re an event organiser or DJ and you would like to be listed and included on our site in some way, this is a great time to take advantage of our free advertising service for Kizomba related projects. Just go to our contact page to send us a message with your details included.
We hope you enjoy the website...
Peace & One Love ☝❤
UNITED COLOURS OF AFRICA
As you can see, the colours ‘red, gold and green’ are integral to the ‘One Love Radio’ logo, but people sometimes question, “Why?”. Comments are passed, such as, “Isn’t this about Bob Marley, Jamaicans, Rastafarians and Reggae music?”. Well my friends, the first thing to understand is that the colours of the Jamaican national flag are not red gold and green. In fact, these colours have nothing to do with Jamaica at all. They are only associated with Jamaica because Jamaicans, especially the Rastafarians, use these colours to identify themselves as descendants of Africa. What’s more, Jamaicans are known to be the most rebellious people in the Caribbean for reasons which are beyond the scope of this topic. This is why their African roots remain so prevalent and robust.
With the emergence of reggae music, and legends like Bob Marley, the association between the African colours and Jamaica strengthened. Misconception spread across the globe, and their intended symbolism of Africa was lost to many.
Red, gold and green are actually the colours of many African national flags. However, more interestingly, these are the colours of the Ethiopian flag, which is the only country in Africa to avoid being colonised by a European country (although the Italians tried and failed twice).
Not only do the colours represent the motherland, but they also represent a united nation of people, rich in many diverse cultures, and distributed far and wide around the world. With open and welcoming hearts, they are willing to share their culture in return for respect and appreciation. So, whenever you see these colours in the future, It is Africa and its cultural impact on the world should be brought to mind most prominently.