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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:Is Soco Definitive Sound of Nigerian Pop Music in 2018?

[Guardian] The definitive sound of Nigerian pop in 2018 was decided in 2016 when producer Northboi created the beat for Soco, the hit song by the quartet of Wizkid, Terri, Spotless and Ceeza Milli. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Wagogo Music Festival Lives Up to Its Top Billing

[East African] Tanzania is the biggest country of the East African Community, with more than 120 tribes. The country actively supports preservation of the culture of each of the tribes. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Keri Hilson Tears Up As She Explains Hiatus From Music

[Nairobi News] Singer-songwriter Keri Hilson could not hold back tears as he narrated how she suffered a seven-year bout of depression which stunted her career. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Wizkid's Achievements Will Surprise You

[Citizen] He is one of the hottest musical items in Africa today and Wizkid who turned 28 in July might not be a kid anymore. (AllAfrica)


Liberia:Kanvee Adams Distances Herself From Beef Rumor

[Observer] Award-winning gospel singer and songwriter, Kanvee Adams, has trashed rumors of a beef between she and cultural ambassador Julie Endee. (AllAfrica)


Liberia:Eric Geso's 'Taya' Is an Apology Song

[Observer] An aide to Eric Geso has revealed that the artist's recent hit single "Taya" is an apology song to his twins' baby mama. (AllAfrica)


Liberia:Pochano Returns

[Observer] Hipco rapper and producer Pochano has released his first ever single nearly after a five-year break from the music industry. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Faith Mussa Set to Launch 'Mdidi' Album in Style At Bicc - Old Mussa Family to Perform

[Nyasa Times] The country's renowned gospel artist Faith Che Muphuwa Mussa says he is optimistic that people will be blessed with exceptional music during his Mdidi album launch scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Bingu International Convention centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mannex Takes Reggae Act to Red Cafe

[The Herald] Reggae star Mannex is set to perform at Red Café tonight as the venue continues to bring variety to showbiz. Mannex (born Emmanuel Motsi) is one of the most consistent reggae performers in the country and he has a good following. He made a name as one of the lead singers for Transit Crew before he decided to go it alone. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Late Reggae Icon, Ras Kimono Begins Journey Home

[Vanguard] The remains of Nigerian reggae legend, Ras Kimono, will be laid to rest in his home town, Onitsha Olona, Delta State, this August. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Eric Wainaina Launches His Fourth Studio Album

[Nairobi News] Award winning Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina officially launched his fourth studio album dubbed Dreams in Stereo last Friday at The Elephant. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Koffi Olomide Jets in Today

[The Herald] Congolese rhumba star Koffi Olomide is expected in the country this morning for his show at Harare International Conference Centre on Friday. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Ann Singer Recounts International Music Education Conference

[Namibian] FRESH off a trip to Baku, Azerbaijan, where she performed and attended a world conference for the International Society for Music Education (ISME), Ann Singer met The Namibian to talk about her experience. (AllAfrica)


Gambia:Gambia Music Legendary Laid to Rest

[Foroyaa] The late Gambian Music legendary Sename Taylor fondly called 'Kunon Diedhioute' was finally laid to rest on Friday 27 July 2018 at the Christian Cemetery in Jeshwang. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:The 'Dogg' Gets Nominated for Afrimma 2018 Awards for the Fifth Time

[Namibia Economist] Local artist, Martin Morocky popularily known as 'the Dogg' has once again been nominated in two international categories at the African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA). (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Abdullah Ibrahim Brings Solo Piano Concert to the Fugard Theatre for 2 Shows Only

[News24Wire] Following previous sold out performances, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present two solo piano concerts by global music icon and South African legend Abdullah Ibrahim. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Femi Kuti Thrills New Yorkers With Electrifying Performance

[Premium Times] Afrobeats musician Femi Kuti pulled off an electrifying show with his band 'The Positive Force' at the Central Park, New York on Sunday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:MTV Base Programme Resolves Controversy On Afrobeats

[Leadership] In global pop culture, Africa is the new cool, and Nigeria happens to be the coolest kid in the family tree - courtesy of our contemporary music. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Tuku to Reclaim Global Iconic Status

[Zimbabwe Standard] Music superstar Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi (pictured right) left the country on Thursday for Europe where he was billed to perform in Lisbon, Portugal, yesterday before his return to South Africa where he will spend the better part of next month doing a series of shows. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Club Sankayi Hosts Charly Black

[Zimbabwe Standard] Jamaican dancehall artiste Charly Black will be bringing two special guest artistes for his scheduled performance on August 4 at LongCheng Plaza in Harare, concert organisers have confirmed. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Avril's Rumoured 'Boyfriend' to Direct Her Comeback Music Video

[Nairobi News] Singer Avril is planning her comeback into the music scenes with the release of a new song which will be directed by her rumoured 'boyfriend' J Blessing. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:'I Might Have Just Recorded the Biggest Feature of My Career' - Davido

[Premium Times] Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, known widely by his music moniker, Davido, has hinted that he might have just recorded the biggest feature of his career. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:'The Music Industry Is Harder for Females'

[This Day] Call her an all-rounder and you won't be far from the truth. Uwaye Annette Eigbedion, whose stage name is WAYE, is a fast rising Nigerian music artist, model and stylist. In this interview with Sunday Ehigiator, she speaks on her childhood, love for fashion, her soon to be released single, 'Your Love' and of course how hard the music industry is for female artists. Excerpts: (AllAfrica)


Angola:Angolan Singers in Spotlight of Afrimma Nominees

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan singers Nsoki, Kyaku Kyadaff, Anselmo Ralph and Puto Português are in the spotlight of the list of nominees of the African Muzic Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA 2018). (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Muridzo Collaborates With Ex-Manager

[The Herald] Local Afro-pop musician Simbarashe Nyaunga, popularly known as Simba the Lion, will tomorrow launch his latest album titled "Hossana" at East Point in Harare. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Court Settles Row Over Collection of Music Royalties

[Nation] The High Court has quashed a decision by the Kenya Copyright Board (Kecobo) to license Music Publishers Association of Kenya (Mpake) to collect and distribute royalties on behalf of copyright holders. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Universal Music Groups Opens Office in Nigeria, Unveils Tekno, Mr Eazi, Others

[Vanguard] Universal Music Group (UMG), a world leader in music-based entertainment, has announced a significant expansion of operations within Western Africa, with the launch of Universal Music Nigeria. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Controversial Nude Music Video Singer Returns

[Vanguard] RnB/afropop singer, Suzie Jenina Esimaje, aka Jemima, who went into deliberate hibernation after releasing a music video which generated series of controversies because she appeared nude, has returned to resume her music-making craft. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Singer Marya Is Single Again

[Nation] 'Chokoza' hit singer Marya is back in the headlines again after confirming she is now single, having split from her baby daddy. Marya stepped into the limelight with the song "Hey Baby" which featured Colonel Mustapha, nine years ago. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Prolific Drummer Defies Odds

[Zimbabwe Standard] His artistry on the drum while providing lead vocals to his backing group The Blade is amazing and for an artiste who carved his niche around session music, many doubted a day would come when he would become his own man. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Meet Chipanga the Rapper

[The Herald] Robert Mukondiwa -Hosiah Chipanga has left the music industry a gift; a rap artiste no less! (AllAfrica)


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