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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

Nigeria: 'Artists Shouldn't Perform With CDs At Concerts'

[Vanguard] Budding musician, Gbolahan Adeola Jeremiah aka Adeh Gbolahan, is passionate about propagating Africa to the world through his music, which he describes as 'Unstyled.' In this chat with Star Tracker, he speaks about his career and future goals. Enjoy... (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Minjin Drops New Single, Boogie

[Vanguard] Fast-rising Afro/pop singer, Adewale Junior Lawanson, aka 'Minjin' has just dropped a timely new single titled boogie, for the yuletide celebrations. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: National Broadcaster to Play 70% Local Music

[Nyasa Times] The Malawi National Assembly has passed an Act requiring all local broadcasting houses play 70 percent of local music and 30 percent foreign music. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: I Was Forced to Play This Genre, Says Sungura Musician Amuli

[The Herald] Godwin Muzari and Memory Lane -Since releasing the album "Wamatuka", Gift Amuli became a popular sungura musician yet he initially hated the genre. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Diamond Platnumz Promises Surprise

[The Herald] Sophia Chese and Tawanda Marwizi -Visiting Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz who is set to share the stage with contemporary musician Jah Prayzah tonight at Harare International Conference Centre has promised a lot of surprises at the show. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Man Held Over Theft of Church Music System

[Monitor] Kanungu Police are holding a man in connection with the theft of a public address system belonging to St Peter's Cathedral Nyakatare in Kinkizi Diocese. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: I'm Looking to Conquer the Continental Music Scene - Cindy

[New Times] She recently won an Afrima Award as 'Best Female East Africa' in Nigeria and Kenya's 2016 Bingwa Music Award as Artiste of the Year - Uganda. Ugandan reggae and dancehall star Cinderella Sanyu aka Cindy, is now on a mission to expand her music empire to global markets. (AllAfrica)


Algeria: Amar Ezzahi's Death - President of Republic Pays Tribute to Chaabi Music's Icon

[Algerie Presse Service] President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika said that Algeria has lost in Amar Ezzahi "an icon of the Chaabi music and a talented artist who spent his life serving the national musical heritage and who left behind him eternal songs." (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Music Meets Art As Uwaifo Holds Exhibition in Lagos

[Vanguard] Veteran musician, writer and sculptor, Sir Victor Uwaifo, is to hold an art exhibition and also release a new album. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Rising Star Jaleel On His Debut Album 'Ever Sins Eve'

[Namibian] OGOPA Butterfly's rising R&B star, Jaleel, best known for his hit song 'Block Block' which is already making waves on radio, stole the show on Tuesday at the official launch of his new album 'Ever Sins Eve'. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: King Sunny Ade Inducted Into "Hard Rock Café Music Memorabilia"

[Guardian] Some fans of legendary juju maestro, King Sunny Ade in Abuja, have congratulated him on his induction into the "Hard Rock Café Music Memorabilia" which held in Lagos on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mega Year-End Events for Vic Falls

[The Herald] Melissa Mpofu -The resort town of Victoria Falls will once again be the place to be for New Year's Eve as it hosts two major year-end gigs, Jameson Vic Falls Carnival and Fallin' 2016. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Music Chart - Top 20 Naija Songs Released in November

[Premium Times] November has been a pretty exciting month for Nigerian music lovers as it saw some of our favourite artistes churn out chart-topping singles. PREMIUM TIMES has compiled a list of the top 20 Naija songs released in November. The songs are not arranged in any particular order and the list is based on the amount of online streams and airplay each track received in the month of November. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: King Sunny Ade Inducted Into 'Hard Rock Café Music Memorabilia'

[Vanguard] Some fans of legendary juju maestro, King Sunny Ade in Abuja, have congratulated him on his induction into the "Hard Rock Café Music Memorabilia" which held in Lagos on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gospel Musician Releases Debut Album

[The Herald] GWERU-based upcoming gospel musician, Joylady Mdhluli has released her first album titled "Tinenyasha", which has six tracks. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Music Legend KSA Inducted Into Hard Rock Hall of Fame

[Premium Times] Legendary Nigerian musician, King Sunny Ade, today made history as the first Nigerian artiste to be inducted into the Hard Rock Café Hall of Fame. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Tuku to Play Father's Role At Sulu Wedding

[The Herald] Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi has been given a task to play father's role at Suluman Chimbetu's wedding at Zimbali Gardens in Greendale on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: The Future of Gospel Music Lies in Those Who Innovate

[Nation] Willy Paul and Size 8 have new song, "Tiga Wana", that the outrage machine has already condemned, declaring that it is not gospel enough. The song's title is a Kikuyu phrase that you wouldn't use in front of your parents or in polite company. After all, it is not every day that you tell your elders to stop being stupid. The Tam Tam duo has been receiving the same self-righteous criticism that Jimmy Gait has become all too familiar with. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Nyasa Queens Releases Music Video for 'Iwe Wekha'

[Nyasa Times] Nyasa Queens is a Malawian female rapper group known for their hit song Uisova. They are a multi talented two young ladies namely Alice Mtanga aka Candy, Shamaelah Gonkho aka Sane. "Iwe Wekha" is their latest music video, which they have released. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Eduardo Paim Deemed Outstanding Figure in Angolan Music

[ANGOP] Luanda -The pioneer of the music and dancing of style kizomba in Angolan music market, Eduardo Paim was deemed on Saturday in Luanda an outstanding figure and icon of the national music. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: "No Bad Blood Between 5 Star Music and I" - Harrysong

[Premium Times] In this exclusive chat with PREMIUM TIMES, singer songwriter, Harrysong, opens up on his latest move and why he quit Five Star Music (AllAfrica)


Africa: Two Female Artists Blazing Trail in African Pop Music

[VOA] Modern West African pop music features few female voices, and one won't find many women on the DJ scene across the continent. But here are two women from opposite sides of Africa who have been busy changing that picture. VOA met them both - one a DJ and the other a singer - at the recent World Music Expo in Spain. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Singer Jody On Her Music Career

[New Times] Jody Phibi, real name Phoebe Muyoboke, is not new on the Rwandan music scene. Her music is popular in Rwanda and neighbouring countries. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Taylor Launches Latest Music Video

[New Era] Windhoek -Taylor Jaye's latest music video #SupaChikita will be launched at the Nice Restaurant in Windhoek on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mbira Masters and Rhodie Gatekeepers

[The Herald] Zimbabwe's mbira sound is spiritual tender in world music. The mbira, perhaps the Southern African country's flagship culture export, is a defining influence on the country's hit parade, spiritual landscape and social memory. Zimbabwean musicians who have made international headway, particularly Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo, Chiwoniso Maraire, (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Wanyama Reveals the Song He Sang at Spurs Initiation

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Victor Wanyama has revealed a song he sang as he introduced himself to his new team-mates when he joined the North London club in June. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Meet South African Model On 'Watora Mari' Video

[The Herald] It will be like revisiting the scene where the video for "Watora Mari" collaboration was shot. Some months after shooting the video in South Africa, Jah Prayzah, Diamond Platnumz and South African model Tifney Lentoor -- who stars as main vixen on the video -- meet again for another delivery of the song. But this time their performance will not be preceded by the "camera, lights, action" directive. It will be time for freestyle on stage. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Chimbetu Ready for Double Celebration

[The Herald] Thrills, surprises and excitement are expected when dendera musician Suluman Chimbetu ties the knot on the same day that he launches his much-awaited album "Jamboree" on Saturday. The wedding, slated for Zimbali Gardens in Greendale, is expected to unite him with his former band member Franco "Slomo" Dhaka as well as his cousin Tryson who are part of the bridal team. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Star Music Trek 2016 Ends in Lagos

[Vanguard] The 2016 edition of Star Music The Trek ended with a dazzling spark, yesterday, as the city of Lagos was shutdown by amazing performances from 2Baba, Tiwa Savage, D'banj, Ycee, Burnaboy, Simi, Falz and Olamide. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Kannywood Singer Releases Love Song for Rahama Sadau

[Premium Times] Fast-rising Kannywood singer, Ahmad Danja, released his highly anticipated single titled 'Rahama Sadau' today. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Tuku Donates Shoes to Former School

[The Herald] Musician Oliver Mtukudzi yesterday retraced his steps to his former school, Chipembere Primary where he donated several pairs of shoes from his Hai-Kobo footwear brand. Hai-Kobo will launch the school shoe line on December 6 at an auction of shoes from many other lines under the brand. Mtukudzi attended Chipembere Primary School between 1958 and 1964. The donation targets disadvantaged pupils at the school. (AllAfrica)


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