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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.


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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.

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DJ Drama's South Africa trip (video)

DJ Drama drops off a new vlog documenting his annual trip to Johannesburg, South Africa. Watch as he parties it up at SWAY Sandton nightclub and brags about what a great time he had. Shot by Studio Space Pictures. (

Alpha Blondy's mystic sound

Alpha Blondy's 16th studio album, the self produced Mystic Power, is no exception to Alpha’s tried and tested formula of bringing new creative elements from other genres to reggae. (

MTV Africa All Stars Concert with Snoop Dogg, D’Banj, Fally Ipupa, Tuface, ...(VIDEO)

Watch video highlights from the MTV Africa All Stars Concert held in Durban, South Africa this past weekend. (

Obama to visit South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania

President Obama will visit three African nations this summer.The White House says the president and first lady Michelle Obama will leave on June 26, stopping in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. Obama will meet with government figures as well as leaders from the business, civil society and youth communities. (


Durban/Johannesburg, 30 April 2013: Fally Ipupa (@fallyipupa01) and Professor(@professorkalawa) are the latest stars to sign up for MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion, the urban music extravaganza staged by MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and KwaZulu-Natal Province in Durban. (

Aliko Dangote, the Richest African Man! (video)

The richest African is Nigerian Aliko Dangote, worth $16.1 Billion. Dangote is a venerable philanthropist, who has given away over $100 million to causes in health, education, flood relief and poverty alleviation. The Nigerian-born businessman retains his position as Africa’s richest man for the 3rd year in a row. (

Kaysha – Viver Sem Ti (Music Video)

I remember a decade ago, it was virtually impossible to watch any music channel on DSTV for a whole day without seeing Kaysha’s “One Love” or “On Dit Quoi” videos. He won several awards back then, including the prestigious Kora Award for Best African Act in 2000. I became a HUGE fan of the Congolese superstar right away. Since then, he’s not exactly been able to hit those dizzy heights. (

Kenya: Chikuzee Becomes First Kenyan to Clinch Recording Deal With Diamond's Label

[Nation] Coast- based musician Suleiman Chikuku Abdallah popularly known as Chikuzee has become the first Kenyan artiste to sign with Diamond Platinumz's recording label Wasafi Records (WCB).Chikuzee's manager Musa Babaz, told that the artiste has signed a five year deal to work under WCB where he will record solo singles as well as collaborate with fellow artistes signed within the stable, including Diamond. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Council Revives Music Entertainment

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -Francistown City Council (FCC) has partnered with a local music promotion company, Street Horn to revive the northern city's history as the country's hub of music entertainment. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Music Scene - Why International Collabos Are Not Always Worth It

[Nation] In the last couple of months, two songs that are the quintessential 'wedding love song' have been released that have made me pause and think about our standards in relation to international music. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Band Honours Boxing Champion Manyuchi

[The Herald] The small town of Chegutu is credited for producing yesteryear musicians that brought life to Zimbabwean music industry. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Musician Nyathi in Double Launch Against Gender Violence

[The Herald] United Nations Women Gender Champion Albert Nyathi on Tuesday launched a 17 track multi-lingual music album and documentary film on gender based violence. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: 'Africa Let's Worship' Returns to Kigali

[New Times] Gospel music fans have something to look forward to as the much awaited praise and worship gathering dubbed, Africa Let's Worship, (AFLEWO), returns to Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: I Want to Be Like Wizkid - Kuami Eugene

[Ghana Star] Up and coming Ghanaian musician signed to Lynx Entertainment, Kuami Eugene plans not to be like any Ghanaian artiste. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Jazz Trust Embarks On Jazz Awareness Campaign

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Jazz Community Trust has embarked on an initiative to promote the genre in a country where dancehall is topping the music industry. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Studio Gives Fans Opportunity to Select Dancehall's Best Artists

[New Zimbabwe] USUALLY the words 'First Eleven' are used in the game of football where a club chooses its eleven best players to start a match; and the eleven are trusted to bring good results for the team. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Musician Alexio to Relaunch Thursday Night Shows

[The Herald] Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter Afrojazz musician Alexio Kawara is set to re-launch a bigger and repackaged china nights at a convenient venue for his growing supporters. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Singer Ndovie to Perform At Africa Women Dinner in London

[Nyasa Times] UK based Malawian singer Langa Ndovie has will perform in London at the African Women Dinner (AWD) on Saturday the 25th of March, 2017 at the Millenium Hotel. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Gospel Artist Mahachi, Mutukudzi to Collaborate

[Zimbabwe Standard] Award-winning gospel artist Tatenda Mahachi is in the studio recording what promises to be a game changing collaboration with Jazz virtuoso Oliver Mtukudzi. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I Played Music in UK White Garment Church Before I Met D'Banj - Don Jazzy

[Vanguard] The Fidelity SME Forum is a weekly radio programme sponsored by Fidelity Bank Plc. to educate, inform, advise and inspire budding entrepreneurs with knowledge and expertise that will enable them build sustainable and successful businesses. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Dark Clouds Hang Over South African Music, yet Silver Linings Shine

[VOA] About two years ago, blues-folk artist Alice Phoebe Lou gave a performance in a park in Berlin, looking for donations as a street entertainer. A listener invited her to perform at a function. Her career has since taken off. Last year, she released her debut record, and on Wednesday she played one of the world's premier music festivals: the South by Southwest event in Texas. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: If Music Be the Food of Unity... Play On

[Daily Maverick] For Africa to achieve unity, more attention needs to be paid to informal relationships being formed on the continent. Collaboration among musicians and the power that they wield needs to be harnessed. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: D'Banj Canvasses Partnership in Nigerian Music Industry

[Premium Times] Popular musician, Daniel Oyebanjo, also known as'D'banj' or 'Kokomaster, has called for partnership in the music industry. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Weekend Guide - Club Music Video Awards

[Observer] This evening, there is Club Music Video awards at Kampala Serena hotel Victoria hall. Expect various performances. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Injyana Ensembles Set for Concert Tour

[New Times] Green Hills Academy's Injyana Ensembles is set to stage performances in Kigali and Huye, where they will stage concerts at schools and public spaces. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Musician Mteki Launches Jam Sessions

[The Herald] African roots music singer and renowned sculptor Bryn Taurai Mteki has officially launched the jam session programme at Club Saratoga in Highfield, which he is now running under the banner "The Hauz of Sekurutau". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Acapella Group in Anti-Litter Campaign

[The Herald] Chitungwiza-based Acapella gospel music group "The Well" has joined the anti-litter campaign through a single titled "Zimbabwe" that seeks to educate and encourage the masses to keep the country clean. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Musician Mhere Happy With Feedback

[The Herald] Sophie Chese -GOSPEL musician Mathias Mhere says he is overwhelmed by the response his latest album "Old Testament" is getting and hailed his followers for the support. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'No Camouflage For Civilians Except For Musician Jah Prayzah'

[New Zimbabwe] DEFENCE Minister Sydney Sekeramayi has warned local clothing sellers they risk prosecution if they continue trading in military replica attire but said popular musician Jah Prayzah was allowed to perform in military gear. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Makandiwa Church Choir Launches 10th Album

[The Herald] Gospel outfit United Family International Church Choir last week launched their 10th album titled "In The Sanctuary". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: What's The Future of Gospel Music in the Country?

[Zimbabwe Standard] In Zimbabwe, gospel music is composed and performed for many purposes, including aesthetic pleasure, religious or ceremonial purposes and as an entertainment product for the marketplace. While many view gospel music as an alternative way to spread the word of God, it has also been used as a commercial product by many music artists. (AllAfrica)

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