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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

Uganda: Coopy Bly Live in Concert

[Observer] Although Coopy Bly, a gospel/reggae/ragga/dancehall artiste, has been doing music for years, his 2012 'Sida Mukyalo' debut album made a mark that has helped him claim and maintain his spot in the urban gospel music circles. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: Musician Fights for Albino Rights

[VOA] As an albino, Cameroonian musician Mengue Ondou Etienne faced resistance when he first took to the stage 30 years ago. But now he is being honored as a trailblazer in the fight to end discrimination against albinos in Cameroon. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Designer Ventures Into Music

[The Herald] Local graphic designer iZaine (real name Augustus Vurunga) has released his debut seven track singles collection entitled "Episode 1 (Different colours)" which has different flairs of music.The compilation is a collection of different flavours and styles of music that the lyrical artist has to offer. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Supremacy Concert Will Cut Across All Audience and Music Preference - Organiser

[Leadership] The organiser of highly anticipated Supremacy Concert has said the selection of KSA, Dbanj, Wizkid, 2face and Asa to perform at the concert is based on the need to provide entertainment that cuts across age, gender and preference. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Gemini Major Joins Pop Dogg As Malawi Urban Music Party International Headliner

[Nyasa Times] Malawian born Afro-pop singer and record producer Gemini Major has joined the first international headliner Pop Dogg who was announced by UMP Festival organisers Nde'feyo Entertainment in the initial line-up of performers released in August. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: D'Banj Dropped By Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music Label?

[Vanguard] Award-winning Afrobeats act, D'banj, A.K.A Kokomaster, appears to have gone separate ways with Kanye West's G.O.O.D music as a late tweet from the label confirmed the fears of many fans who hold the suspicion that Kokomaster is no longer affiliated to the label. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Is D'Banj Still Signed Under Kanye West's Label?

[Ghana Star] For many who have asked over time if Nigerian Afrobeats artist D'banj and affiliate record label G O.O.D music run by Kanye West is still in business, the answer is in now. (AllAfrica)


Mozambique: Moreira Chonguica Nominated for All Africa Music Award

[AIM] The prominent Mozambican saxophonist and composer Moreira Chonguica has been nominated for an award by the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) for the song "Ngoma" from his recent album "Live at Polana Serena Hotel". (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Celebration Choir to Bless Leaders Conference

[The Herald] GOSPEL outfit Celebration Choir is set to give a hyped performance at the synod leaders' conference to be held at Celebration Church International in Borrowdale next week.The choir recently launched their album titled "Seven Times a Day" in May this year and they are set to attract a large audience of people from all walks of life at the conference. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: B1 of Sikiriti Kubedi Hit Song, Tanzania's Linah Sanga to Perform At Nkopola Summer Splash

[Nyasa Times] Organizers of the upcoming music festival dubbed 'Nkopola Summer Splash', Smooth Touch Promotions, say all is set for the event and people should expect fireworks. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 2baba, D'Banj, Tiwa Savage, Davido, Others to Perform At 2016 Star Music Trek

[Vanguard] Star Larger Beer has revealed plans to kick off the 2016 edition of the annual nationwide concert, Star Music Trek holding in five cities across the country- Markudi, Abuja, Calabar, Owerri and Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Botswana: Stave House Teaches Children Music

[Botswana Daily News] Mmopane -As a prelude to their launch in Botswana, Stave House Academy in partnership with Jesus Prayer International Botswana spent 50 minutes of their time at Mmopane teaching orphans and vulnerable children music as part of the 50th independence anniversary. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Bayimba Celebrates Kadongo Kamu, Finally

[Observer] Kadongo kamu may be arguably Uganda's oldest music genre, but it has persistently been bullied to the sidelines by more popular genres such as hip hop, afro pop and, lately, world music. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Veteran Music Icon Ingosi Dies

[Nation] The man who popularised the vibrant Luhya folk tune Mwana wa Mbeli (the firstborn) is dead. Mzee William Ingosi Moshi died early this week at his home in Kamulembe Village in Tiriki, Vihiga County, after a short illness. (AllAfrica)


Mozambique: Moreira Chonguica Nominated for All Africa Music Awards

[AIM] London -The prominent Mozambican saxophonist and composer Moreira Chonguica has been nominated for an award by the All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) for the song "Ngoma" from his recent album "Live at Polana Serena Hotel". (AllAfrica)


Botswana: Botswana Choirs Impress

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -It was a day of triumph for Botswana choirs at the 39th Old Mutual National Choir Festival. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: The Case for Multiple Intelligences, Talents

[The Herald] When we look at Kirsty Coventry, Daniel Ncube, Oliver Mtukudzi and even Charles Manyuchi -- recently honoured with a diplomatic passport for his exploits in the ring -- we can see what Howard Gardner, Harvard Professor of Psychology, means by multiple intelligences. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Ugandans in Rwanda Celebrate Afcon Berth

[New Times] People started flocking the popular venue from as early as 6pm, and by the time the Neptunez band entertained the excited crowd at 8:40pm, the venue was already packed to capacity. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Lilian Mbabazi to Grace Kigali Jazz Junction

[New Times] The next edition of Kigali Jazz Junction will be graced by Ugandan-Rwandan singer, Lilian Mbabazi. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Singer Jack B in Public Breakup

[New Times] Singer Jacques Rugamba, aka Jack B on Sunday went into public meltdown, announcing his separation from his wife and mother of two children. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Inanga - Rwanda's Centuries-Old Music Instrument

[New Times] She started playing the instrument at the tender age of six. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Trace Africa Boon for Local Artists

[Zimbabwe Standard] Local artists are set to benefit from the launch of Trace Africa, a music television channel targeted at southern Africa. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Producer Oskid in Trouble

[Zimbabwe Standard] Award-winning producer Oskid, real name Prince Tapfuma could be overwhelmed by the sudden success in his career, amid reports exclusively revealed to The Standard Style by fellow artists. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Cindy Opens Up About Love, Music

[Zimbabwe Standard] Urban grooves sensation Cindy Munyavi, who recently released a new video for the hit single Dai, has made a bedazzling comeback on the musical scene. The budding businesswoman who entered the music industry at the turn of the new millennium and made a grand entrance on the stage with her debut album titled Kukuda/Loving You was nominated in the same category with legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi at the 2006 National Arts and Merit Awards (Nama). The Standard Style reporter Nicola Gibson (NG) caught up wi (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Jamaican Band Morgan Heritage to Perform in Zimbabwe

[Zimbabwe Standard] After two flopped attempts by local promoters to bring to Zimbabwe five-piece Jamaican reggae outfit Morgan Heritage, local promoters, 2 Kings are poised to make the dream, a reality with a gig featuring the Jamaican next month in Harare. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Madziwa Gospel Group Here to Stay

[Zimbabwe Standard] At a time a number of gospel music outfits are emerging, a Madziwa gospel music ensemble made up of immensely talented musicians has made its intentions clear with a scintillating album, laden with uplifting and touching songs that make you fall in love the very moment you give them an ear. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Diamond Studios Stands Test of Time

[Zimbabwe Standard] Despite challenges that recording studios in Zimbabwe face, local recording company, Diamond Studios has proven that it has all it takes to stand the heat in the cut-throat music industry. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Impumelelo Shining Stars Takes New Album to SA

[Zimbabwe Standard] Local Imbube group Impumelelo Shining Stars has stretched the launch of its eighth album Avulekile Amasango to South Africa. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Jam Sessions Grow From Strength to Strength

[Zimbabwe Standard] During my teenage years, I made it a point to go to the movies every Sunday afternoon after church. One Sunday afternoon, I watched the film Arabian Nights with lots of excitement. That was the first time I had watched a movie full of romance. The memories are still vivid in my mind up to this day. To give you an insight, the film was full of mischief, valour, ribaldry and romance. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Tuku Takes New Album to Borrowdale

[Zimbabwe Standard] Music icon Oliver Mtukudzi is planning a series of gigs in Zimbabwe and South Africa to celebrate his 65th album Eheka! Nhai Yahwe (Enjoy! My Dear Friend) and kicks off the festivities with a premium concert at Borrowdale Country Manor in Harare on September 30. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Gravity Band Launches Debut Album

[Nation] Reggae band Gravity has finally released their debut album titled "The Force of Gravity". The band was scheduled to hold a live performance at the Alliance Francaise yesterday to launch the album, which they say; they've been working on for a year. (AllAfrica)


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