Afro-Caribbean Music



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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.

News : Afro-Caribbean Music

Namibia: Big Ben's Latest Song Speaks Out Against Baby Dumping

[Namibian]NAMIBIAN songwriter and live music artist Big Ben has taken a bold stance in using music to spread the message against baby dumping. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chimbetu Commemoration On Cards

[The Herald]The late Simon "Chopper" Chimbetu commemorative gig is slated for this August with several shows lined up throughout Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chitungwiza Harmony Singers to Hold Gospel Concert

[The Herald]INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed acappella group Chitungwiza Harmony Singers will hold a gospel four-day concert at the Reps Theatre in Harare beginning this Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Energetic Performances, Skilled Djs At Kigaliup

[New Times]THE TWO day annual KigaliUp festival will not be forgotten anytime soon. The festival that kicked off on Saturday at Amahoro Stadium attracted musicians from various countries, including Senegal, Kenya and USA. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Natasha Senanayake Wins Commonwealth Music Competition

[Commonwealth]To mark the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening in Glasgow, Scotland, this week, the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir has held the first ever Commonwealth Music Competition. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia: Tunisia Promotes Peace Through Song

[Magharebia]Tunis -Tunisia's popular Hammamet International Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary this year by promoting peace, religious tolerance and unity. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Tune Me What - the Philately Show

[ThinkAfricaPress]The South African Post Office has just released a series of ten stamps "Singing the praises of South African popular-music legends" and commemorating the lives of musicians who have contributed a great deal to the South African musical canon and the wider society in which they lived. Sadly, none of them are with us any longer, but their music lives on for future generations to enjoy. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Bruce Melody Releases 'ntujy'uhinduka'

[New Times]RWANDA's sensational Rn'b star Bruce Melody has released a new hit Ntujy'uhinduka. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyan Music Not Receiving Enough Airplay

[The Star]Local music is not receiving sufficient airplay. Producer Bruce Odhiambo says the 60 per cent quota isn't being met, as priority has been given to international content that denies Kenyan artists recognition and income. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Umoja - Zim Team Set to Shine

[Zimbabwe Standard]The Zimbabwe contestants who will represent the nation at the Umoja Flying Carpet Cultural Exchange Programme (UFCCEP) started off with a show at the Zimbabwe College of Music on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Billions Lost to Pirating Music,Film

[The Star]The government loses close to one billion shillings annually to pirated music and films. Copyright Board's Tom Mshindi says there is need for stringent laws as content piracy keeps increasing. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Singer Gaby Moy Advocates Drafting of Statutes That Dignify Musicians

[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan singer Gaby Moy defended on Sunday, in Luanda, that the country needs to draft statutes that allow Angolan musicians to live with more dignity in the end of their artistic careers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Angel Tee Hits the Airwaves With 'You and Me'

[Daily Trust]Lagos -Sensational singer, Angel Tina Ekpunnobi otherwise known as "Angel Tee" has hit the airwaves with her second single, dubbed: "You&Me". (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Bwana DNA On Grandpa Departure and Future

[The Star]AFTER his surprise exit from Grandpa Records label last month, musician Dennis Kagia aka Bwana DNA is set to establish his own music stable. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Sumaye to Launch Muhando's Album

[Daily News]FORMER Prime Minister Fredrick Sumaye is expected to be the chief guest at the launch of gospel singer Rose Muhando's new album titled 'Kamata Pindo la Yesu'. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 960 Music Launches 2Face Idibia's Album

[This Day]The 960 Music Group has announced July 21 as the street release for 2Face Idibia's sixth studio album, 'The Ascension'. The Ascension is jam-packed with 17 songs that highlight the progressive growth of 2Face from a member of the PlantashunBoyz (BlackFace, Faze & 2Face), to the debut of his solo album, 'Face 2 Face', and his 10-year sojourn to becoming Africa's leading artiste. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ice Prince - the Balance of Humility and Ambition

[This Day]Panshak Henri Zamani, famously known as Ice Prince is one of most influential rappers in the Nigerian music industry today. The 27-year old has travelled through the rough and tumble of life in Jos, Plateau State, as an orphaned teenager, to the glittering cities and centres of entertainment around the globe, to winning recognition as the Best African Act at the 2013 BET Awards in the United States and to becoming a proud father. He now drives a Bentley and owns houses in different par (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Gasa Lights Up Murehwa

[The Herald]Sungura musician Romeo Gasa on Saturday brought life to Murehwa when he performed at Shades Night Club. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Liberation War Video Out

[The Herald]The vibrant dancehall ensemble Final Warning has dropped a sizzling video ahead of the Heroes Day commemorations titled "Varwi Vehondo". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Bring Back Contract Musicians

[The Herald]From the 1950's to the 1970's, unemployment among musicians was not heard of as the majority of musicians were employed on "contracts" either in beerhalls or hotels where they entertained patrons on a daily basis. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Ex-Convicts Launch 10-Track Album

[The Herald]Free Divine Choral Group on Saturday night serenaded a capella music lovers at the Anglican Cathedral Hall when they put up a top-notch act during the launch of their debut 10-track album "Kudzokera Kumba". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Jah Prayzah Ignites Royco Festival

[The Herald]Contemporary musician, Mukudzeyi "Jah Prayzah" Mukombe thrilled fans at the Royco Muriwo Festival that was held in Mbare over the weekend. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Uti Nwachukwu to Host New Music TV Game Show

[Independent]Nigeria's foremost beer brand, Star Lager, in partnership with creators of global singing show, The Voice, Talpa International B.V. have announced Uti Nwachukwu as host for its new and exciting TV game show, 'Star The Winner Is'. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Joe, Norman Brown for Upcoming Nile Gold Jazz Safari

[Observer]It is 74 days to the D-day scheduled for Friday, October 3 at the Kampala Serena hotel; however, the enthusiasm is already building. Last Tuesday, the sponsors, Nile Breweries Limited, through their Nile Gold brand, held a function to officially confirm the concert, announcing that it would be graced by American R&B singer Joe Thomas, and smooth jazz guitarist Norman Brown. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Davido Returns to His Show Off Ways

[Independent]Having made headlines in recent times for the right reasons such as winning awards at the last edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) and been the only Nigerian to be rewarded at the 2014 BET Awards, music act, Davido is back to his show off (extravagant) ways. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Knowless Launches 'Butera' Album in Style

[New Times]Songstress Knowless put on one of the best album launches this year at the Kigali Serena Hotel on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: J Saints - Why I Am Into Gospel Music

[This Day]Tell us a bit about your background? (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Cashmoney Records Signs Deal With Kenyan Label

[The Star]Candy n Candy Records has obtained exclusive rights from American record label CashMoney AP to record, synchronise and distribute all the musical work of Atlanta-based Kenyan hip hop artiste Danny Kay. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Don Jazzy, Peter Okoye Party With Freda Edewor

[Independent]Music industry heavyweights such as Don Jazzy, WizKid and Peter Okoye partied with Freda Edewor on Friday, July 11. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Gbenga Adeyinka Rocks Osas Ighodaro

[Independent]Comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka and presenter Osas Ighodaro, recently dished out a spectacular dance performance at the Atrium of the Silverbird Galleria in Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zhakata Salutes Fans

[The Herald]Musician Leonard Zhakata said he is working on a DVD for his latest album "Zvangu Zvaita". (AllAfrica)

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