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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 Cte d'Ivoire.


News : Afro-Caribbean Music

East Africa: Soundtrap, Allihoopa Partner to Ease Online Music-Making Worldwide

[CIO] Musicians and aspiring musicians just got a boost with easy-to-use online support for their creative endeavors though a partnership between Soundtrap and Allihoopa. Now users of Allihoopa's music-based social network have access to the Soundtrap collaborative music-making recording studio, where they can turn their creations into full compositions, working with others around the world using the real-time collaboration features built into Soundtrap. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: What They Remember About System Tazvida

[The Herald] Godwin Muzari -A lot of things happened while Memory Lane was on a long festive season break. It is good to be back. Among events that took place towards the end of the year was the launch of Chazezesa Challengers album titled "Smoko Revival Zvachose". (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gospel Musician Mhere to Release New Album

[The Herald] Tawanda Marwizi -Gospel musician Mathias Mhere is optimistic about his new album "New Testament" that will be launched at 7 Arts Theatre, Avondale in March. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Will Singer Majek Fashek Reclaim His Place in Nigerian Music Scene?

[Vanguard] Nigerian-born reggae legend and guitarist, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly known as Majek Fashek, who in recent years has been in the news following his deteriorating health condition, resulting from suspected case of drug addiction, is hale and hearty again. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Talent and the Top 100 Liberian Music Videos

[Observer] You will have to hold on to the closest thing to you if you plan on watching the Top 100 Liberian/African culture music videos on your TV and DVD players! (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: I Intend to Quit Music in 2020 - Mr Eazi

[Premium Times] Hip-hop act, Mr Eazi, says he intends to quit music in 2020. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Documenting Hipco

[Observer] Since 2000, the sound of hipco music has improved greatly with quality songs being released in and out of Liberia. Hipco, which grew from the crumbling ghettos and slum communities of Monrovia and its environs, has defied the odds to remain the popular music genre in Liberia, and serving as the medium through which rappers speak against societal ills, including injustice and corruption. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Artists to Release Music Rights Awareness Collabo

[New Times] Artistes from Rwanda, Tanzania and Malawi, have collaborated in a music rights awareness song titled, Your Love, to be released this month. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Young Igwe Celebrates DVD Launch

[The Herald] Utakataka Express frontman, Peter Moyo is set to celebrate the success of his DVD "Mabasa aMwari" at Jazz 24 /7 next week. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Jazz Legend Thandi Klaasen Dies

[News24Wire] Nelson Mandela's favourite singer and legendary local Jazz icon, Thandi Klaasen, 86, has died. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Chimbetu Optimistic of Fruitful 2017

[The Herald] Dendera musician Tryson Chimbetu's recent album "Victory" got mixed feelings from listeners who rated it below his previous offering "Compass". (AllAfrica)


Jermaine Jackson Speaks on P Square’s Michael Jackson Tribute Video

The Late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was given a befitting tribute by P-Square in their latest video for the song “Personally”. Here’s what MJ’s big brother Jermaine Jackson had to say about it.The P-Square US Tour 2013 commences next month. Details coming soon.*O.O* (africahit.com)


Mandela's health may overshadow Obama's return to Africa

President Obama touched down aware that Nelson Mandela was on life-support and even closer to death than he was before the president and the first family boarded Air Force One Wednesday, unnerved by Mandela's declining health and certain that his passing would dramatically alter the Obamas' first extensive tour of sub-Saharan Africa. (africahit.com)


Nigeria: 5 Spots in Lagos That Appeal to Music Lovers

[Vanguard] Musicians in the country and around the world come to Lagos, Nigeria, per time to perform or just break into the local music industry. This is not a surprise as the city caters to every musical taste: Jazz, Afrobeat, Nigerian dancehall to Hip hop e.t.c, and offers countless opportunities to enjoy a wide range of music at concerts, festivals, and venues of all sizes. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Fans Salute Musician Chimbetu in 'Jamboree' Documentary

[The Herald] After getting inspiration from the latest "Jamboree" album by Sulumani Chimbetu, local film producer Collen Mugobeya has released a mini-documentary featuring various music listeners who say their views about the new project. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Tekno Signs Sony Music Deal Worth N2 Billion

[Daily Trust] 'Pana' crooner, Tekno has official signed a $4million contract deal with Sony Entertainment. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Nigerians Attack Mr. Eazi for Saying Ghana Influenced Nigerian Music

[Ghana Star] Afrobeats Star Mr. Eazi is at the receiving end of a vicious attack from Nigerians on Micro blogging Twitter for sharing his thoughts. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Tanzania's Music Star Diamond to Wow Fans At AFCON

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzanian music sensation Diamond Platnumz will be the major attraction at the 2017Africa Cup of Nations finals, which roar into life on Saturday in Libreville, Gabon. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Mr. Eazi Attacked for Tweeting That Ghana Influenced Nigerian Music

[Premium Times] Rave of the moment, Mr. Eazi, has incurred the wrath of Nigerian music fans after stating that present day Nigerian sound was influenced by Ghanaian music. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: Addis Gets Groove Back

[Addis Fortune] Tariku Berhanu has been a 'stage man' for the last five years, a stage constructor who puts together concert stages. He works on a contractual basis at many events and with many concert organizers. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Olamide's "The Glory" Album Makes Billboard Album World Chart

[Premium Times] Prolific Nigerian rapper and YBNL boss, Olamide, has earned himself a spot on the renowned Billboard charts. (AllAfrica)


East Africa: Ad-Supported Music Platform Tops One Million Users

[Digital Content Africa] Unlike for African VoD platforms, there was a far less frantic pace of growth for African online and mobile music platforms last year. Most of them are now trying to figure out how to create a business model that competes with pirate download sites. One of those that is making some progress is Kenya-based Mdundo. Russell Southwood spoke to its CEO Martin Nielsen about its plans. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Effyzzie Music Group Act, Geniuzz, Features Falz in New "Firewood" Remix

[Premium Times] Fast rising musical talent, Manji Deyin, popularly known as Geniuzz, has released the remix to his previously released single titled "Firewood". (AllAfrica)


Botswana: Kasi 50 Music Festival to Revive Night Life

[Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The hugely successful maiden hosting of the Kasi 50 Music Festival on the December 31 at Liquor Bars in Francistown has prompted the organisers to turn the festival into an annual event. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Lilongwe to Host 2017 Urban Music Party

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The 2017 Urban Music Party (UMP) Awards Festival will this year be held as a stand-alone event and will for the first time be held in the capital city Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Your Music Motivates Me - Amputee Tells Stonebwoy

[Ghana Star] An amputee at the St. Joseph Hospital in Koforidua has revealed how he has been motivated to move on in life by listening to Stonebwoy's music. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: International Choir of Kigali to Mark 10 Years

[New Times] After years of inspiring the nation with powerful gospel music, International Choir of Kigali is celebrating 10 years with a concert at Kigali Serena Hotel, today starting at 6p.m. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Musician Eyes South African Market

[The Herald] Naledi Sande -Zimbabwean-born musician, poet, producer and preacher Prince Titus Munondo Zhakata, aka Psaltz, is trying to penetrate the prestigious South African music market. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Decline in Festive Season CD Sales

[New Era] Windhoek -Artists who have depended on the sales of their CDs are being affected financially, as the sales of the CD in the country continue to drop rapidly. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Snouu Finally Talks About His Journey in Music

[New Era] Windhoek -Upcoming and talented musician, Joseph Mundilo, popularly known as 'Snouu' has just released his debut album titled Iita, which means war, and is worthy listening to. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Line-Up Revealed for 18th Edition Cape Town International Jazz Festival

[Capital FM] The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) heralded its 18th year with a brilliantly edgy, instantly-appealing and musically broad line-up that will captivate jazz purists, world music fans, fusion lovers and soul nostalgics. (AllAfrica)


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