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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

Liberia:'We Want Justice for Missing Container'

[FrontPageAfrica] Paynesville -Says Musicians who sang "Bring Our Container Back" (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Tryson Readies New Album 'Kana Mazogara'

[The Herald] Dendera musician Tryson Chimbetu is putting final touches to his upcoming album titled "Kana Mazogara" that is set to be released on October 11 2018. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Songbird Lady Jay Dee Makes Shocking Revelation of How She Almost Took Her Own Life

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian singer Lady Jay Dee has made a shocking revelation of how she came close to committing suicide on Tuesday in what the media has reported as a case of depression. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Weekend of Fireworks in Kadoma

[The Herald] Killer T and Jah Prayzah's collaboration, "Hondo", is among one of the best collaborations of 2018 and it is still making an impact in various social spaces. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Judas Priest to Tour SA for the First Time

[News24Wire] Event organisers Big Concerts confirmed on Wednesday that Judas Priest will be coming to South Africa to perform for the very first time. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Tuku - What Retirement? Artists Have No Term of Office

[New Zimbabwe] MUSIC legend and cultural icon Oliver Mtukudzi has ruled out retirement as he turns 66 years old. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:SA Music Legends Watershed to Open for James On Local Tour

[News24Wire] The first South African band to share the stage with UK indie rockers James during their South African tour this November will be two-time SAMA award winning act, Watershed. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Shinsoman Detours From Zimdancehall

[263Chat] Afternot doing so well on his previous album, Tinashe "Shinsoman" Anthony has probably found his way back with the 11 tracked "Maziva Ndadzoka," a delivery set to upset Zimdancehall landscape. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:DPP Unveils Rapper Tay Grin As Candidate in MP Bisnowaty's Lilongwe City Central

[Nyasa Times] The government Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General Gresder Jeffrey wa Jeffery on Sunday unveiled rapper Limbani Kalilani (otherwise known as Tay Grin) as parliamentary candidate for the party in Lilongwe City Centre constituency, whose incumbent MP is David Bisnowaty. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:K-Rollz on Rebranding Rwanda Using Music

[New Times] In a world where branding is increasingly becoming very important, countries, individuals and corporations are capitalising on it to market themselves. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:King Wadada Unveils New Artiste, Music

[This Day] Music Icon, King Wadada recently unveiled his new act, Blackelz, under his Wadada World Klass Entertainment. Blackelz was signed to be a medium to push and connect the label's plan for strategic evangelism for the brand. (AllAfrica)


Ghana:Igniting Public Space At the Chale Wote Street Art Festival in Accra

[The Conversation Africa] For the past eight years at the end of every August the James Town suburb of Ghana's capital Accra has been taken over by the Chale Wote street art festival. During the festival, thousands of people, including local celebrities, artists, musicians, boxers and everyday revellers, move up and down the streets mostly by foot and at times on roller skates or unicycles. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Young Producer Teams Up With South African Artiste

[The Herald] One of Zimbabwe's renowned young producers, QuaZor (born Augustine Darara) has joined forces with South African hip hop artiste AB Crazy on a track titled "Talking" to be released today. (AllAfrica)


Angola:Singer Lil Saint Focuses On Career Internationalisation

[ANGOP] Lubango -The Angolan musician Lil Saint has recently announced in Lubango City, southern Huila Province, that he is now focusing on the internationalisation of his career through the holding of tours in the American and European continents. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia:Rophnan - Roots With Rare Genre

[Addis Fortune] Rophnan Nuri, Rophy, was only 16 when he started producing music, literally six years after his first performance before his classmates. The ninth child of a family of 10, he has gone through a career path as a DJ, composer, guitarist, radio host, producer, and songwriter. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Gospel Singer Steve Muliya to Host a Free Concert

[Nyasa Times] As an expression of gratitude and appreciation to the fans who patronized the recent music festival dubbed Battle of Praise, which he organized on the 9th September 2018, Stevie Wazisomo Muliya also known as the Stage Wizard, has said he plans to hold a free gospel show in Blantyre. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Provoice to Launch Debut Album 'Knock It 1966'

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -A Lilongwe based Reggae Dancehall artist, Lamack Mwenebanda AKA ProVoice will be making a huge stride in his musical career as he drops his long awaited debut album "KNOCK IT 1966" on Saturday at Club Infernal in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:'Discrimination Against People With Albinism a Thing of the Past' PJ Powers

[263Chat] South African musician Penelope Jane Dunlop also known as PJ Powers or "Thandeka" says discrimination against people with albinism is a thing of the past calling on the world to be more tolerant and support their cause. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Here's Everything About the Endless Daze Music Festival 2018

[News24Wire] On Tuesday the Endless Daze Music Festival announced the third (and final) installment of artists to the eclectic line-up bands: A Place to Bury Strangers will be joining Dead Meadow and WITCH. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Reverend Chivaviro Throws 20th Anniversary Bash

[The Herald] Popular gospel singer Reverend Togarepi Chivaviro is throwing a bash for his fans at the end of this month to celebrate his two decades in the music industry. The show is set for September 29 at the Anglican Gardens in the capital. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Limpopo Music Festival Distances Itself From PR Team After Media's Nightmare Four-Day Trip

[News24Wire] The organisers behind the Royal Heritage Festival held annual in Thohoyandou, Limpopo on Monday distanced themselves from a media fiasco that had social media buzzing. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:My New Album Will Be Very Controversial - Falz

[Leadership] Falz TheBahdGuy says he is not ready to stop producing controversial songs after the release of his critically reviewed 'This Is Nigeria' hit which shook the foundation of the music industry. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:'Misunderstood' Gazza Explains Himself

[New Era] Lazarus Shiimi aka Gazza has spill the beans on his much anticipated 12th upcoming album titled Misunderstood. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Rising Gospel Singer Bopoto Finds His Groove

[The Herald] Rising South Africa-based gospel musician Ray Bopoto, who recently launched his third studio album, "Batai Dzimba", on Radio Zimbabwe is promising fireworks. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Davido Postpones U.S. Tour for NYSC Service

[Leadership] Ace Nigerian and award-winning singer, David Adeleke a.k.a. Davido has postponed his tour of the US to complete the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Femi Kuti... Afrobeat Prince Goes Live in Lagos

[Guardian] Lovers of Afrobeat music are in for an exciting moment, as Sheraton Lagos Hotel has teamed up with Chocolate City Group to stage a special live concert with Femi Kuti in Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Yemi Alade, Teyana Taylor Share Stage At 4th Annual Essence Street Style Festival, Brooklyn

[Guardian] Singer Yemi Alade was the headline act alongside Teyana Taylor at the 4th annual Essence Street Style Festival that held in Brooklyn recently. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:I've No Idea Davido Is a Member of Any Secret Cult - Manager, Asa Asika

[Vanguard] Davido's country manager, Asa Asika has rubbished a controversial report which went viral last week that one Tobi Adegoke, a 25-year-old suspected member of the Black Axe cult was lured into becoming a member of the group with promises that joining the group would grant him the rare opportunity of meeting Davido. (AllAfrica)


Africa:African Artists Wow Another Continent Down Under

[The Conversation Africa] In recent years, increasing numbers of people have moved from all parts of Africa to Australia. The largest numbers have come from South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:This Is How Nameless Responded to Grammar Nazis

[Nairobi News] Musician Nameless has responded to Grammar Nazis who corrected the title of his new song, Am Good. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Akothee Returns With New Nigerian Produced Single 'Lotto' - Video

[Nairobi News] Award winning Kenyan singer and performer Esther Akoth, popularly known as Akothee, is back with a new song Lotto produced by Nigerian record producer DJ Coublon. (AllAfrica)


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