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

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." (

Africa: Jay Z Sets Twitter On Fire After Admission of Adultery

[Vanguard] Twitter is buzzing with comments on Rapper Jay Z's admission that he once cheated on his wife, Beyonce. Trending along was the revelation of the names of the twins born early in July as Rumi and Sir Carter. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Musicians Rarely Provide Critique, but Continue to Provide Solace

[The Conversation Africa] The "Indépendance Cha-Cha" is one of the best-known songs in the Congolese cannon. It was composed and first performed by the father of modern popular Congolese music, Joseph Kabasele, and his band African Jazz in Brussels in January 1960 during the negotiations for Congolese independence. It proved a huge hit all over Africa in the years to come and is performed to this day. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Macheso, Dj Stavo in Victoria Falls Battle

[The Herald] It will be a battle for fans in Victoria Falls as two entertainers DJ Stavo and Alick Macheso perform at different venues in the tourist town tomorrow. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Morgan Heritage to Headline Fiesta Music Festival

[New Times] AS the date for the first edition of the Fiesta annual music show draws closer, organisers have announced that internationally renowned Jamaican reggae band, Morgan Heritage, and Tanzanian Bongo flava star Diamond Platnumz will be the headline acts. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Music Academy to Stage Independence, Peace Festival

[Observer] The Liberia National Academy of Music (LINAM) will be staging an Independence and Peace Festival under the Theme: "Awake and Build our Motherland" at the Monrovia City Hall theater. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Gwaladi Steals Show At Mutharika's Teachers College Inauguration

[Nyasa Times] Joe Gwaladi, one of Malawi's most talked about musicians in low and middle class communities, Tuesday proved to be a jack at his trade with a stylistic weaving of lines in his verses when he performed at the inauguration of Phalombe Teachers Training College (TTC) graced by President Peter Mutharika. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: World Music Week Experiments With Words, Smell and Music

[Observer] World Music day is celebrated on June 21 every year, yet in Uganda this time round, Alliance Francaise, the organisers of the event, gave the celebrations a twist by making it a week-long festival. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I Am No 1 Music Act in Africa, Wizkid Declares

[Vanguard] Nigerian pop singer, Wizkid has declared that he's Africa's number one music act. The Star Boy made the declaration on his Instagram page yesterday, after he emerged winner of BET Award for 'Best International Act: Africa' in Los Angeles, California. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Tafadzwa Mukaro Redefines Gospel Music Videos

[The Herald] The much touted launch of rising gospel diva Tafadzwa Mukaro's new video for the song "Ndashanda" has come and gone, leaving excitement in its wake. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Budding Artistes Benefit From 12-Day Music Training in Isiolo

[Nation] Aspiring musicians from northern Kenya counties of Isiolo and Marsabit as well as those from Meru County have a reason to smile after they were treated to an intense 12-day training course in various aspects of music. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Singer Dongo Readies for One Big Party

[The Herald] "We are open to everyone and we will work with many musicians. I am happy that we have managed to work with some of the big names in the country." (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Musician Arrested for Impersonating Police

[Namibian] Shambp musician Frederick Shitana was on Thursday arrested at Walvis Bay for impersonating a police officer in an alleged extortion and fraud incident. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Jamaica's Anthony B Sets Glamis Arena On Fire

[The Herald] Thousands of fans thronged the Glamis Arena to celebrate the Star FM #5Starversary show despite the chilly weather. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Group Preserves Seychelles' Traditional Music With Drum-Filled Performances On Wednesdays

[Seychelles News Agency] Visitors who want to experience some of Seychelles' traditional music have the chance to do so on Wednesdays at Beau Vallon on the northern side of Mahe, the main island, during the performance of a local youth group. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Stay Humble, Singer Vinka Advises Fellow Upcoming Artistes

[Observer] Vinka (Nakiyingi Veronica Luggya) was signed up and is managed by Swangz Avenue. The upcoming dancehall musician told Anthony Lam Ayebe about her ambitions in the music industry. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Roast and Rhyme Slated for July 2

[Observer] Just like its previous editions, the July 2 Roast and Rhyme event will be at Jahazi Pier in the posh Kampala suburb of Munyonyo. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: World Music Day Concert for Today

[Observer] World Music day is celebrated globally on June 21 every year. However, since the day can fall on unfavorable days of the week, respective organisers have found ways of working around it. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: New Dancehall Act, Frankeyz, Releases New Song

[Premium Times] Riding on the heels of the success of his last single, "Camera Boy", fast rising dancehall act, Franklin Aniebona, aka Frankeyz, has dropped another hit titled, Ringo Ringo. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Khuli Chana's One Source Music Video Wins Big At Cannes Lions

[News24Wire] South African production company, Egg Films's creative Sunu, took home gold, two silvers and bronze in the Entertainment, Entertainment for Music and Media categories at Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the world's most prestigious advertising awards. (AllAfrica)

Gabon: Who's Got the Funk? Ali Bongo's Got the Funk!

[allAfrica] French magazine Jeune Afrique has revealed the secrets of some African presidents before they took power, reports Cameroon Info. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Liberation War Hero Chinx to Be Buried

[The Herald] Liberation war hero and musician Cde Dickson Chingaira, popularly known as "Cde Chinx", who died last Friday, will be buried today at Glen Forest Memorial Park in Harare. Family spokesperson Mr Dick Chingaira (Junior) yesterday said the decision to bury the musician at Glen Forest was reached in consultation with the Government. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Alliance Francaise Hosts Cultural Show

[The Herald] Mbira music lovers will be in a for a treat tomorrow night when mbira groups come together for a night to celebrate culture at Alliance Francaise.The event will be spiced up with traditional dancers that will take turns with gwenyambiras to showcase cultural styles. It will be a night to celebrate culture and young marimba band will set the ball rolling. It has been dubbed "Mbira and Traditional Dance Winter Warmer Bira". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Diamond Musica Collaborates With Dr Bitumba

[The Herald] Rhumba group Diamond Musica will tonight begin a collaboration with talented singer Wellington Bitumba Maruta at a show at Jazz 24/7. The collaboration is expected to move to other venues in the next weeks as the musicians solidify their relationship. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Jamaican Singer Anthony B Jets In

[The Herald] Jamaican singer Anthony B is expected in the country today ahead of his show at Glamis Arena on Friday.The show will double as Star FM fifth anniversary celebration and local artistes to perform at the event are Jah Prayzah, Winky D and Soul Jah Love while on decks would be Templeman and Garry B among others. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Hip Hop Singer Sharky Retraces Path

[The Herald] Hip hop artiste Sharky (23) has decided to pay tribute to his debut album Soko Matemai which saw his stock rise and cemented his name in local hip hop debates.Released around this time in 2016, the album made him one of the most booked urban artistes in Zimbabwe at the time headlining events like Shoko Festival, Unplugged as well as sharing the stage with South African superstar Toya Delazy. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Join World Music Day Celebrations On Saturday

[Namibian] World Music Day is celebrated worldwide on 21 June with millions of people across the globe celebrating this art form that has the ability to bring people from all cultures and backgrounds together. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: When Assegai Crew Whirlwind Hit Us

[The Herald] Hitting a jackpot with a debut album is a miracle that has only been availed to a few chosen ones in music generations. In most cases, musicians have to toil through the testing passage of going up the ladder step-by-step. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Are Dancehall Musicians Soul Jah Love, Lindsay Dating ?

[263Chat] On fire Zimdancehall queen, Lindsay who recently made headlines after alleging she was dating Soul Jah Love has said is not bothered by recent revelations that the Pamamonya Ipapo hitmaker and wife Bounty Lisa are back together. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: UK-Based Music Firm Launches New Riddim

[263Chat] A United Kingdom based music promotional company, TDS Vibes has released a new riddim called TDS vibes reggae riddim. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Afrobeats Music Scene Is Booming, but Profits Go to Pirates

[This Day] The New York Times focuses on how Nigerian artistes get next to nothing for their works because of the activities of pirates (AllAfrica)

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