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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 Cte d'Ivoire.


News : Afro-Caribbean Music

Zimbabwe: Rapper KO Optimistic About Zimbabwe Tour

[The Herald] South African musician KO is optimistic that his tour of Zimbabwe, which will see him performing at Belgravia Sports Club on Saturday with Mafikizolo and local musicians, will open new avenues for him in the country. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: I Can't Wait to Perform in Rwanda, Says Wizkid

[New Times] Nigerian music star Wizkid has said that he cannot wait to perform in Rwanda this coming weekend, following his massive concert in Mwanza, Tanzania. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Rapper Gael Faye Ties the Knot

[New Times] Rapper Gal Faye and his love Violaine said "I do" in a private ceremony attended by select friends and family in the resort town of Rubavu on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Childhood Pain Steers Tari Mari Into Music

[Zimbabwe Standard] Late Mbira queen Chiwoniso Maraire's former band member and cousin Tari Mari is making a solo comeback into the music scene with a debut six-track album titled Kumusha. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: It's a Bright New Dawn for Mangwenya

[Zimbabwe Standard] Diversified songstress Diana Samukange, better known as "Mangwenya" in music circles, will soon release an album titled Kwayedza, which she says gives "my fans a clear picture of what is happening behind the scenes in my life". (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Jah Prayzah Invades Africa

[Zimbabwe Standard] High-riding musician Jah Prayzah no longer needs introduction on the local scene as he has constantly proven his mettle through packed shows and many corporate endorsements. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Award-Winning Gospel Musician Mahachi Releases Single

[Zimbabwe Standard] Award-winning gospel musician Tatenda Mahachi has released a single titled Usacheme (Don't Cry), which is meant to lift the spirits of hordes of Zimbabweans who are experiencing a period of trial and adversity. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: June Gachui Set to Debut Music Album 'Twenty Years'

[Capital FM] The mere mention of the name June Gachui, commands respect, curves a smile across your face and rouses elegant and graceful thoughts. This seasoned singer and songwriter, acclaimed thespian and an accomplished Intellectual Property (IP) lawyer, announced the release of her debut album set for the end of August. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Salax Awards Have Been a Motivation to Rwandan Musicians - Urban Boys

[Focus] Urban Boys' James Manzi, better known by his stage name, Humble Jizzo, begs silence from those who are only emphasizing on Salax Awards organizers' weaknesses. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Music Is Life to Me, Says Dj Gil Low

[New Times] Gil Mwebaze (better known as DJ Gil Low in local entertainment circles) started got into DJ-ing "by chance", playing music at house parties in his neighborhood (Kimihux) to ward off boredom on weekends. "Since there was not much to do on weekends save for the two clubs (Planet and Cadillac), we would regularly host memorable house parties and as such I became the music selector," he reminisces. Sunday Times' Moses Opobo traced his roots behind the decks... (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: 2T Reggae Man - a Nurse Passionate About Reggae Music

[New Times] His first two opening lines for this interview perfectly summarize his persona and different faces: (AllAfrica)


East Africa: Urban Boyz Talk Music, Relationships and Plans to Conquer Region

[New Times] When the trio of Safi Madiba, Humble Jizzo and Nizzo Ka-boss met in 2007 in Huye, no one knew that they would achieve what they have achieved so far. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Musician Malope to Grace Gwanda Gospel Show

[New Zimbabwe] GOSPEL music lovers in Matabeleland South will be in for a treat next week as the provincial capital, Gwanda hosts an inaugural national gospel concert. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Stunner Launches Album in Style At Pablo'z

[The Herald] In a rare occasion in the history of hip-hop in Zimbabwe, Desmond Chideme a.k.a Stunner proved that he is a force to reckon with through his successful album launch held last Friday at Pablo'z VIP in Borrowdale. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mhere Happy With DVD Response

[The Herald] Gospel musician Mathias Mhere who released videos for his album "Double Double" last week is satisfied with the reception on the market so far. According to the musician, "Mudiwa Wemoyo" - that features musician Nyasha Mutonhori -has gained ground. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Uganda Rewards Entertainment Stars in Flashy UE Awards

[Focus] Friday afternoon has been yet another remarkable day in the history of Uganda's entertainment. The 2016 Uganda Entertainment Awards took place at Kampala Serena Hotel. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Nigerian Music Industry to Mark "No Music Day"

[Vanguard] The Nigerian music industry has stepped up plans to mark the annual 'No Music Day' across Nigeria, next month. Themed "The Monetisation of Musical Content in the Digital Space" the event is a day the music industry has dedicated to bring the attention of the Nigerian nation to the widespread infringement of the rights of songwriters, composers, performers, music publishers, record labels and other stakeholders in the music industry. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Criss Waddle Gets Verified On Twitter

[Ghana Star] Amanfuo girls (AMG) CEO, Criss Kwaku Waddle is the latest Ghanaian musician to get verified on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: King James, Kevin Lyttle in for Hot Collabo

[Focus] All seems to be going down well with our very own King James. The latest we have is that he is as you read this in studio working on a blockbuster hit with super talented American star, Kevin Lyttle. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Finally Bruce Melody Releases 'Turaberanye' Video

[Focus] Failing to win Guma Guma contest two consecutive times has not in any way hindered the productivity of singer Bruce Itahiwacu, aka Bruce Melody. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: All Set for Mafikizolo Return

[Zimbabwe Standard] The stage is set for the umpteenth return of South African house music group Mafikizolo who will perform at Belgravia Sports Club on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mdhara Vachauya a Masterpiece

[Zimbabwe Standard] Once again the God of good advice must be working very closely with Jah Prayzah and his Third Generation Band. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mapfumo, Mawarire Join Forces

[Zimbabwe Standard] Chimurenga music maestro Thomas Mapfumo and #ThisFlag campaign leader Evan Mawarire have joined forces in putting pressure on President Robert Mugabe's government to relinquish power. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Music Legend Shakila Laid to Rest

[Daily News] Tanzania's and East Africa's popular taarab music songbird, Shakila Saidi, is dead. She died at her residence in Dar es Salaam on Friday when she collapsed shortly after performing 'magharibi' (sunset) prayers, according to her daughter, Shani, who added that her mother had not been sick. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: 'Indoro' Video Hits One Million Views Super Record

[Focus] Charly & Nina are now smiling all the way to the bank and to various shows as their music video of 'Indoro' hits record views of over one million now. In history, it becomes the first local track to hit a million of views on YouTube. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Original Mbira Dzenharira Members Reunite for Show

[The Herald] Original members of Mbira Dzenharira will tonight have their first reunion show at The Volt since the group split. It will be a great mbira reunion that is set to take fans down memory lane to the good old days when the group still had its founding members. Now leaders of different groups namely Mawungira eNharira, Mbira dzeNharira, Nhare Dzechirorodziva and Mbira Dzemuringa the gwenyambiras will make one group in a concert called "Bira Rendangariro".When the original "Mbira Dzenharira" split, three other (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Dancehall Musician Soul Jah Love in Road Accident

[The Herald] Dancehall musician Soul Musaka, popularly known as Soul Jah Love, was involved in a car accident in Gweru yesterday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Rapper Stunner Drops New Album

[The Herald] All is set for the much-anticipated Stunner album launch set for Pablo'z VIP Lounge at Sam Levy Village in Borrowdale tonight. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Killer T to Launch 'Ngoma Ndaimba' DVD

[The Herald] Dancehall musician Killer T launches videos for his album "Ngoma Ndaimba" at Super Label tomorrow. The album was rated one of the best in 2015 together with Jah Prayzah's "Jerusarema". His manager Kudzai Biston said the DVD will have 10 tracks. "We have realised how videos are pushing people's music. In that regard we have come up with videos that will take us to another level," said Biston.The event will spice up the busy weekend that has several shows lined up in and outside Harare. (AllAfrica)


Burundi: Word Has It...Singer Kidum in Death Threat

[New Times] What is going on with Salax Awards? (AllAfrica)


Jermaine Jackson Speaks on P Square’s Michael Jackson Tribute Video

The Late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was given a befitting tribute by P-Square in their latest video for the song “Personally”. Here’s what MJ’s big brother Jermaine Jackson had to say about it.The P-Square US Tour 2013 commences next month. Details coming soon.*O.O* (africahit.com)


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