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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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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* (

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. (

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. (

Akon "I really want to make the biggest impact in Africa." (video)

The Senegalese-American singer is putting the final touches to his fourth studio album, expected to be released in June, nearly 10 years after he first rose to fame with his 2004 debut offering "Trouble." (

Zimbabwe: Impressive Tuku Has Jo'burg Chanting 'Zvirikufaya'

[New Zimbabwe]CLAD in white linen trousers, black and white shirt, Oliver Mtukudzi, affectionately known as Tuku, had mostly Zimbabwean fans in South Africa on their feet, dancing all night on Saturday at Ekurhleni Boksburg Hotel in Johannesburg. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Kalado Headlines Harare Gig

[The Herald]Jamaican act Kalado of the "Make Me Feel" will be the main act at a gig scheduled for Old Hararians on September 13. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: My Glory Days Are Back - Shumba

[The Herald]Mutare-based gospel musician Blessing Shumba is on cloud nine following the release of his latest album "NdiJesu". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Sulu Back With a Bang

[The Herald]It was a rare treat for music lovers who turned up at Club Las Vegas in Southerton for Suluman Chimbetu's homecoming show. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Harmony Singers Shine in SA

[The Herald]Internationally acclaimed choral group Chitungwiza Harmony Singers came third at the Old Mutual Choir Festival that was held in South Africa over the weekend.The group walked away with R7 200 and a trophy in a competition that saw two South African choral groups leading the competition. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mokoomba Will Continue Rising

[The Herald]Make no mistake, these boys are going to be Big! The six musicians comprising Mathias Muzaza on lead vocals, Trustworth Samende on lead guitar, Abundance Mutori on bass guitar, Donald Moyo on keyboards, Miti Mugande on percussion, and Ndaba Coster Moyo on drums, captivate the crowd, and have the Zimbabwe contingent scratching their heads and saying to each other "we've got to get these boys over to Europe," but little do they know that they have been to Europe and beyond for five consecutive years. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Nox Celebrates Birthday in Style

[The Herald]Scores of music lovers, including urban grooves artistes, graced Enock "Nox" Guni's 31st birthday celebrations held at Syphnx Oasis Hotel over the weekend.It was a red carpet affair with musicians like Goodchild, Trevor D, Nesto, Maskiri and Ngoni Kambarami, among others, showering the birthday boy with praises and gifts. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Afrika Revenge Reunion Talks 'Daydreams' - Wataffi

[New Zimbabwe]EIGHT years after the disbanding of arguably the most loved Zimbabwean band post-millennium, Afrika revenge, there had been talk that the duo of Willis Wataffi and Mehluli 'Taz' Moyo were finally getting back together after pictures of them at a studio were leaked to the world. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Promoter Zikhali Dupes Dancehall Twins?

[Zimbabwe Standard]Musician Soul Jah Love's former manager and promoter Courage Zikhali is under fire from dancehall chanters Whisper T and Cut Killer - popularly known as the Dangerous Twins - for failing to honour contractual agreements. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Dj Cleo to Bring the House Down Tomorrow

[The Star]South African award-winning entertainer DJ Cleo (pictured) is billed as the headlining act at tomorrow's Blankets and Wine festival at the Carnivore Gardens from 1pm to 10pm. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: KCC Vows to Weed Out Noise Pollution

[Focus]The Kigali City Council has issued a stern warning to bar owners to desist from playing loud music without necessary facilities like soundproof equipment. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Maro, What Went Wrong?

[Observer]After a heavy morning downpour, which lasted until noon last Friday, the cold that engulfed Kampala the rest of the day was unbearable. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Day in the Life - Brenda Michelle, Music Video Director and Cinematographer

[The Star]Brenda Michelle is a music video director, a creative and a cinematographer. She was born in Ganjoni, Mombasa and attended junior and primary schools there. She later was chosen to join Moi Girl's school Nairobi for her 'A levels'. In high school she was interested in literature and writing. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: P-Square Moves On?

[Daily Independent]P-Square seems to have moved on from the animosity which has been their hallmark in recent times. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: We Will Release Happy People Video Next Month - Ayuba

[Daily Independent]Popular Fuji music act, Adewale Ayuba, has something new off his sleeves. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Real Life Experience Motivated Sweeter - Slam

[Daily Independent]Dancehall music artiste, Udoka Oguamanam, also popular as Slam, has returned to the hip-hop scene. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Aristokrat Takes After Mavin Records

[Daily Independent]Aristokrat Records, home to music act, Burna Boy, is taking after Don Jazzy's Mavin Records. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Maheeda Turns New Leaf

[Daily Independent]The story of singer Maheeda has always been a controversial one. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Harmony Joins Zeez At HF Music

[Daily Independent]HF Music, which already has Fokasibe and Boobie FC crooner, Zeez, has a new artiste on its label. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Phyno, Sound Sultan, Gordons Thrill Fans At the Rush Concert

[Daily Independent]Entertainers Phyno, Sound Sultan and Gordons thrilled fans recently when The Rush Concert held at Golden Royale Hall Enugu State. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Faze Returns With Your Daughter Video

[Daily Independent]After a long period of music hibernation, Faze is back. (AllAfrica)

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