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Sur-Choc bring Zouglou to the web

Ivory Coast's Sur-Choc now available after appearing in FIFA Street soundtrack


Evolution of East African Music

Some may question why most define East African music in terms of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania but the reason is because of the three countries’ colonial roots and how since the 60s artists have been sharing their artistic abilities across the three borders.


Coco Mbassi Live DVD

Coco Mbassi releases a Live Tour DVD!!!!


New York Pan and The Bradley Experience

A stone's throw away from the Empire State Building, The Yankees, Madison Square Garden, Broadway and Lincoln Center, the greatest collection of steelbands outside of the birth place of the art form (Trinidad and Tobago) exists and thrives. Pan in New York CD series captures the best.


Mecca Bodega

Dr. Djobi propels the rhythm on "Skin" - the new CD by Mecca Bodega.


NOMADIC SOUNDS ON THE RADIO ( New York)

Nomadic Sounds is a series of music specials bringing you the best of
the world's undiscovered and underground sounds from around the Globe


East Africa Going Mainstream

After years of being in the background of what is considered African music, the Afro-Urban phenomenal has taken root in East Africa.


Adjiri Odametey (musician from west africa)

Adjiri Odametey is a musician from Ghana who plays atmospherically compact and compositionally sophisticated world music. The music is captivates through the natural ability of Adjiri Odametey to combine the stylistic impulses of West Africa in his compositions. He transforms his traditional roots into an individual sound environment with virtuosity.


Reine Pelagie's Comeback!

Reine Pelagie, after a number years ansence from the stage and world of music, is making a comeback in Abidjan,the capitol of her native country Côte d'Ivoire.


News : Afro-Caribbean Music

Nigeria:France Was the First Country to Accept My Talent - Femi Kuti

[Vanguard] Afrobeat singer, Femi Kuti, son of the legendary Afrobeat creator, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, who welcomed President Emmanuel Macron of France to their iconic Afrika Shrine on Tuesday amid pomp and pageantry has revealed his connection to the French while admitting it was a total shock that the French President would choose his place to visit in Nigeria as part of activities to mark the launch of the 2020 Season of African Cultures in France. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Africa's Top Talent to Grace Telecoms Giant's Musical Charity Festival

[Namibia Economist] Telecommunications firm (MTC) announced this week that it will host music festival, in celebration of its 100% population coverage projected called the 081Every1, on for 11 August at the Sam Nujoma Stadium. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Zimbo Legends Releases New Album

[The Herald] A Chimurenga musical group, Zimbo Musical Legends has released a new album titled "Bhinya Ngaribatwe". The 10- track album has several songs "Bhinya Ngaribatwe", "Musha Wenyu", "Mudiwa Wangu" and "Gwindingwi II" focusing on social issues. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mahendere Lines Up Winter Music Show

[The Herald] Yeukai Karengezeka -Celebrated gospel musician Minister Michael Mahendere is set to host a two day family show dubbed "Makanaka Jesu Winter Festival" from July 13 to 14 at the Harare Gardens, in the capital. The music fete will be characterised by an array of gospel songs from his own albums and others from Africa and Europe. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Fans Decry Poor Sound At Live Shows

[The Herald] Music lovers have expressed disappointment over poor sound quality at live performances saying the development is depriving them of quality entertainment during live shows. In the last few months, music promoters have been failing to deliver good live shows due to poor sound quality with the recent one being Thomas Mapfumo's homecoming gig at Glamis Arena in April. (AllAfrica)


Botswana:Sereetsi Urges Artistes to Improve Craft

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -An upcoming jazz musician, who is also cultural enthusiastic, says he is happy that Batswana are retracing their steps back in recognition of their culture and traditional practices, which are on the verge of being subjugated by foreign elements. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Buffalo Souljah Seeking a Break Through On Local Scene

[263Chat] Four days after dropping visuals for 'Munamato' on his YouTube account, the video has amassed 93 000 views, 3000 likes and two dislikes (at the time of publishing). The numbers are just a manifestation of how good the Zimbabwe-born Dance-hall chanter, Thabani Ndlovu popularly known as Buffalo Souljah latest delivery is. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Musician Marerwa Breaks Two Decades of Silence

[The Herald] He was once a sound on every lip, appealing to both the young and elderly alike. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:I Am Sticking to My Sound - Terry Afrika

[The Herald] Rising contemporary musician Terry Afrika has vowed to stick to his sound despite the industry pressure that has seen many jump onto the Afro-pop bandwagon. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Music Icon Oryema's Remains Cremated Amid Protests

[Monitor] Gulu -After several days of what family members described as a long and heart-wrenching legal process, the late music star Geoffrey Oryema's remains were cremated in France on Saturday afternoon. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Song Video On Cards

[The Herald] Blessings Chidakwa -Three members of the ruling Zanu-PF party from Kadoma who penned a dancehall song for President Mnangagwa following a bomb explosion at White City Stadium in Bulawayo are shooting a video set for release soon. (AllAfrica)


Egypt:China Star Yao Hong to Join 'Sound of the Nile' Performance in Egypt Opera

[Focac] Cairo -Chinese popular soprano Yao Hong along with other Chinese artists will join a music concert in Cairo Opera House dubbed "Sound of the Nile" as part of the Chinese-Egyptian cultural cooperation on July 1, an official at the Chinese Cultural Center in Cairo told Xinhua Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Details of Terminal Music Weekend Featuring Keri Hilson Released

[Nairobi News] Details of the Terminal Music Weekend set for August at the KICC, featuring American RnB star Keri Hilson and rapper Big Shaq, have been made public. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:All You Need to Know About 'The Justkaline Music Concert'

[Guardian] To perform in her traditional monthly concert, Kaline will be giving live concert lovers a performance worthy of their money. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:When Bhundu Boys Guitarist Defied Odds

[The Herald] On June 27, 1991, exactly 27 years ago, one of the finest bass guitarists to emerge from Zimbabwe, David Mankaba, breathed his last following his brave battle against HIV and Aids related illness at the young age of 32. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Runtown Launches 'Soundgod Music Group' and Charity Project 'We Are New Africa'

[Guardian] Nigerian music star Runtown breaks new grounds with the unveiling of his company Soundgod Music Group, which is a full-on 360 music and entertainment company aimed at redefining the business of music in Africa. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Tuku Stages Memorable Act in Nyanga

[The Herald] Oliver Mtukudzi was in high spirits when he led his Black Spirits band through a memorable act at Montclair Hotel in Nyanga last weekend. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Revellers Dance to Music, Munch Roasts and Laugh to Jokes At Eighth

[Monitor] It is said that Ugandans only need an excuse to go out and have a good time at a party. Yesterday, Roast & Rhyme gave partygoers a good reason to enjoy performances from crooner Jamal Wasswa, Luga-flow rapper Feffe Bus, veteran singer Chagga and hip-hop artiste The Mith. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Erykah Badu to Headline DStv Food and Music Festival in Jozi

[News24Wire] The sixth edition of the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival will bring some serious food for the soul, with neo-soul icon Erykah Badu set to headline the two-day fest at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in Midrand on 22 and 23 September 2018. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Watch As This Belgian Tourist Leads Kikuyu Worship, 'Kigoco'

[Nairobi News] A video of a Belgian man leading a praise and worship session at a crusade in Gikuyu language has been shared online. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mhere Embarks On Regional Tour

[The Herald] Gospel artiste, Mathias Mhere is taking his music on the regional platform amid growing interests from gospel lovers in neighbouring countries in the last few years. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Artistes Hold Inaugural Dancehall Summit

[The Herald] It has taken over two decades for the local reggae dancehall -- popularly known as Zimdancehall -- stakeholders to finally come together and deliberate on how to sink their roots in the local art industry, expand their horizon and develop a business model that sustains artistes. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Gospel Singer to Release Second Album

[The Herald] Contemporary gospel musician and former member of gospel group Zimpraise Jubal, born Bardwell Muchatuki, is set to release his second album titled "Sing unto the Lord, Testify" tomorrow. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia:Musician Assumes Post to Lead Tourism Organisation

[Addis Fortune] Getnet Einyew, notable artist is expected to assume the CEO position (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Zimfest Live 2018 Beckons

[The Herald] The highly anticipated Southern African music and arts festival, Zimfest Live, will return in August for its 16th year in celebration of Southern African music, art and culture. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon:Estino La Femme Dynamique - Brought Into Music By Life's Challenges

[Cameroon Tribune] The budding Bikutsi artiste has an album to her credit after a career of four years. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon:Gospel Music - Choristers Raise Cameroon's Challenges

[Cameroon Tribune] Jubilee Praise Team and other groups held a concert in Yaounde on June 17, 2018 to solicit God's intervention in the nation's problems (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Dancehall Musician Seh Calaz Consoles Comedian Mai Titi

[The Herald] Controversial dancehall musician Seh Calaz (real name Tawanda Mumanyi)'s song 'Zvichanaka' seems to have caused tension between him and comedian Mai Titi whom the song was dedicated to. The song meant to console Mai Titi after her Facebook breakdown making claims that her ex-husband was abusive and had also infected her with HIV, appears to have been met with negativity from the comedian. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Youths Pen Dancehall Song for Mnangagwa After Blast

[The Herald] Zanu-PF Kadoma Central legislator Cde Fani Phiri's son, Norman, has collaborated with Mashonaland West provincial Youth League committee member Cde Gift Masikini and Kadoma-based artiste Naison Mandizvidza "Nai Zee" to pen a song for President Mnangagwa following a bomb explosion that almost claimed his life soon after a campaign rally at White Stadium in Bulawayo on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Music Legend Oryema Dies at 65

[Observer] A renowned Afro-pop-rock France-based Ugandan music legend Geoffrey Oryema is dead. News of his sudden demise trickled over the weekend through the social media and confirmed by a relative, Gerald Omony. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Tiwa Savage, Wizkid Plan New Collabo

[Vanguard] Following the huge success of 'Ma Lo', and their decision to remain best friends off and on the stage, singers Wizkid and Tiwa Savage have revealed plans to release another joint single. (AllAfrica)


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