What defines Classic? Nneka and her classic song titled Africans.

Classic Music Television music video of Nneka for her song titled Africans

In music and with regards to this brand "Music Television", what defines use of the word "Classic"?

When this playlist Classic.MusicTelevision.Com music video playlist started, it reached back in time to when there were only rabbit ears on TV sets. Joni Mitchell performing a song she wrote around the time of Woodstock. Crosby Stills Nash & Young in 1969 playing an outdoor concert on a cliff at Esalen in Big Sur, California.

But, there are other songs that define "Classic", that do not date back to the 1960's, 70's or 80's. For a song to be a "classic", must it be well known? We don't necessarily think so. In this new spirit, here is our first post to feature a classic song that was released after the year 2000 began.

Nneka's song titled Africans, first released in Europe in 2007, is an important, and now classic song by this amazing gem of an artist who practically personifies spirits of Bob Marley and Fela Kuti, in her own way and with her own mark. Nneka is also an old classic soul in a vibrant younger artist's body. Her songs, like this one below, have legs and have a classic sound that shall not perish with time.

She personifies the independent voice and rebel spirit that challenges the status quo.

There is no better way to describe Nneka than to simply say she has "it".  "It" is intangible and elusive.  What separates her music from others who have a great sound & groove is that Nneka's songs say something when you least expect it.  They weave in and out from love songs into geopolitical humanitarian statements. Her songs make one think. That is a classic concept in music that that far too many modern artists are lacking. GC

Nneka - Africans (originally released in Europe 2007)

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