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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

Zimbabwe:Veteran Musician Mapfumo Gives Warning to Upcoming Musicians

[Zimbabwe Standard] Veteran musicians Thomas Mapfumo and Hosiah Chipanga have urged upcoming artists to stay clear of bootlicking and endorsing politicians as it could have negative effects on their careers. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Buti Launches 14th Album

[New Era] Windhoek -Following the success of his latest 14th album titled Opena, which has been enjoying massive airplays countrywide for the past two weeks, Tate Buti, real name Teeleleni Mumbangala, has decided to launch the in style tonight at Ramatex. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Awesome 2017 Show With Mtukudzi On Track

[New Era] Windhoek -Amidst rumors and expectations of Zimbabwe's chimurenga musician, Thomas Mapfumo, also known as the Lion of Zimbabwe, returning from exile with the wind of change sweeping in that country, another Zimbabwean muso is in Namibia as scheduled. (AllAfrica)


Angola:Singer Wants More Investment in Gospel Music

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan musician Miguel Buila said Tuesday in Luanda that more investment in the production of gospel music is needed as it greatly contributes to the moralisation of families. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:'There's Nothing Like Playing Music With Others'

[Daily News] ANOTHER dimension was added to the music last Sunday evening, at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre (JNICC), in the City Centre, when the South African, Given Jabulane Nkosi, added his tenor solos to the Dar Choral Society and Orchestra's repertoire. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Music Museum On the Cards

[Namibian] Namibian music will finally be documented in a museum of its own with the Museums Association of Namibia (MAN)'s plans of developing a museum dedicated to this art form. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Milege Falls Short This Time

[Observer] Milege World Music Festival came back for a fifth edition over the weekend. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Is Jah Prayzah the People's Pied Piper?

[Zimbabwe Independent] That Jah Prayzah is an official army ambassador is common knowledge . . . Wearing military fatigues is an offence in Zimbabwe. But it is apparently not an offence for Jah Prayzah, who is arguably the most popular musician in Zimbabwe at present. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Jeiyo Debuts New Album

[Namibian] Jeiyo is no stranger to the music industry. The producer, who has been working with the Gazza Music Production (GMP) team for some time now, even going as far as producing Gazza's hit album 'Boss', no longer wants to be known as the man behind the scenes, but has rather opted for a new path in his musical career - singing. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Music Is More Than Just Talent - Roberto Aghemelo

[Daily Trust] Roberto Aghemelo is the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Roberto Music. The Edo state-born entrepreneur speaks on his investment in the entertainment industry, spotting talents among others. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Baba Harare to Launch Second Album At Dandaro

[263Chat] Former Third Generation band member, Braveman Chizvino popularly known as Baba Harare will tomorrow (Thursday) launch his second project dubbed Minamato yaRasta at Dandaro Inn in Harare. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Diamond's Dedication to Exes is Work of Genius

[Nairobi News] Diamond Platinumz has sent ripples in the showbiz industry with his double release talking about all his ex-es and baby mamas. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Hopes Are Up With Regards to Local Copyright

[Daily News] ONE local person, whose name has become synonymous with the struggle to have a proper operational copyright system in the country, is John Kitime. (AllAfrica)


Angola:Singer Miguel Buila Releases New Album

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan singer and songwriter Miguel Buila will release on 2-3 December this year his third album, which is to be entitled "Deus Me Consola" (God Comforts Me). (AllAfrica)


Africa:Migrant Promoters and Musicians Spread Message of "One Africa"

[IPS] Johannesburg -The crowd in the park gave out roars of approval as the next act was announced: Mothusi Bashimane Ndlovu, one of Zimbabwe's most popular singers and actors, who took to the stage with a small axe in hand. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:What Can Ugandan Music Tap From Congolese Music Journey?

[Monitor] In spite of an attempt to create an East African music identity, almost all pop-culture music and dances from East Africa still retain a lot of strokes and moves from Congo. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Waxy Kay Set to Release New Song

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Youthful Afro Hip-Hop artist, Wonderful 'Waxy Kay' Kapenga famously known for his hit songs My Foot and Zazii says he is set to release a new song with hidden messages tackling social issues taking place in the country's communities. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mhere Relishes Australian Show

[The Herald] Award-winning gospel musician Mathias Mhere relishes his debut Australian show where he received overwhelming support from fans. Mhere was the guest artiste at the rising gospel musician Tarisai Vushe's album launch held at the God's Power Ministries in Sidney on November 11. Vushe's latest album is titled "Redemption" and she rose to fame in 2001 when she started to feature on musical and television shows in Australia. The elated Mhere was stunned by the way his latest album "Old Testament" was being appr (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Spain Meets Namibia in Jazz

[New Era] Windhoek -The Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek will showcase a joint performance by Spanish duo Albert Bello and Oriol Saña on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Rapper Takura Shines At Big Turn Up Concert

[The Herald] Despite a low turnout and bad weather, Zim Hip-hop 2017 nominee Takura Shonhai put up a sterling performance at the Big Turn Up show held at Newlands Country Club in Harare over the weekend. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Suzan Kerunen Celebrates 10 Years in Music

[East African] Suzan Kerunen, one of Uganda's leading singers, marked her 10th anniversary in music with a concert at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel Gardens on November 18, where she launched her fourth album, titled Pimar. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Jah Prayzah Lights Up Harare

[The Herald] Man of the moment Jah Prayzah and several local artistes put up a sterling performance at a hastily organised show held at the Harare International Conference Centre on Friday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Musician Marabini Attacked At Mnangagwa's Inauguration

[New Zimbabwe] Bulawayo-based afro-Jazz musician, Majahawodwa Ndlovu aka Jeys Marabini, was attacked by an assortment of missiles for singing Ndebele songs during the inauguration of newly appointed president, Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday in Harare. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Maszanga On Comeback Trail

[New Era] Windhoek -The renowned local Afro-fusion singers of Hasho, Key and Pedro, with the stage name MasZanga, went mute just after dropping their second album titled The Chosen One in 2014. But now the trio have spilt the beans announcing the release of their third album, Delayed Millionaires, which is to take place on Friday. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Feridah Rose Talks Music

[East African] Feridah Rose, born in Uganda and now based in Copenhagen, says acceptance as a black artist can be difficult "especially if you don't fit the norm. And this can be because of skin colour as well as your style of music or way of life. There are people who are open minded, those who have travelled the world and are welcoming or can embrace other traditions and styles. In my case, I have been well received." (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Lady Jaydee Lands Mega Deal in Kenya

[Citizen] Three months after Lady Jaydee left Rockstar 4000, the veteran Bongo Flava musician has reportedly signed a multi-million shillings album deal with Pan African music Power House, Taurus Musik based in Nairobi. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Malaika to Perform in London

[Citizen] Tanzanian artiste Queen Malaika has been quiet for some time now and word has it that she is in London working on some musical project. Sources close to her say the artiste is working on staging a joint performance during the Kenya Tanzania Independence day which is scheduled for December 9 at the Vuk Luxury Banquette Suite in London. (AllAfrica)


Mozambique:Max Love Remembered Four Years After His Murder

[AIM] Maputo -Friends and colleagues of murdered musician Max Love, and militants of the opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM), marched through the streets of the central city of Quelimane on Tuesday, in protest at the delay in bringing to trial the policeman who shot the young musician four years ago. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Sauti Sol's New Music Video Under Film Classification Board Scrutiny

[Capital FM] Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, CEO of Kenya Film Classification Board has released a statement to squash misleading reports that Kenyan group Sauti Sol's latest music video, "Melanin", has been banned. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:New Digital Marketplace Opens for Malawi Music

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -A new opportunity for Malawian musicians to sell their music has arisen following the opening of an online digital music market called Maluso Music. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Meet Masiphumelele's Budding Violinists

[GroundUp] In a small classroom learners from Masiphumelele are learning a new skill: playing the violin. (AllAfrica)


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