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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

Zimbabwe: Slizer to Launch DVD in Zim

[The Herald]Slizer's love for Zimbabwe seems to grow with each visit to the country. The Motswana music and dance star -- born Kaledi Naisara -- who has toured the country several times over the last couple of years, has decided to launch her DVD album titled "Bazooker" in Harare. She is expected in the country tomorrow for the launch set for Private Lounge on Thursday. Besides the "Bazooker" DVD launch, the trip will also see Slizer playing a prominent part in Tongai "Dhewa" Moyo commemorations set for this weekend. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Call, Sing and Win in Airtel Trace Music Stars

[CIO]Airtel and Trace TV have yesterday unveiled a mobile song competition dubbed "Airtel Trace Music Stars". This becomes the first song contest of its kind that will provide an opportunity for Kenyan youth to compete with others across Africa by simply calling in a short code number. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Africa Music Big Names Make AFRIMA 2014 Nominees Listscreen Again

[Vanguard]The five regions of Africa gave an impressive account of their respective music industry as the 2014 Nominees' List of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, was unveiled on September 23, 2014 during a world press conference held at Protea Hotel Leadway, Maryland Estate, Lagos, Nigeria. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Cab to Light Up Kigali

[New Times]The renowned Cab trio of Mario Canonge, Tenorriod Adriano and Blick Bassy, currently on a tour of 21 African countries, is planning a performance come Tuesday, next week. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Tuff Gang Plots a Comeback

[New Times]Members of Hip-hop group Tuff Gang have joined hands with Top sai 5 studios, an events management and audio-visual recording firm, with view to work on a joint album. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Sky Is the Limit for Hope Masike

[The Herald]I am always intrigued by this diminutive sensational mbira player-cum-singer called Hope Masike. She has never made a hit song that we can all sing along to , yet in 2012 she won a NAMA award in the outstanding female musician category. She is undoubtedly the envy of many up and coming artistes as through her networking talent, she has achieved what many musicians can only dream of. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Unstoppable Attack... Jazz Band Wins Chibuku Road to Fame Contest

[The Herald]Attack Jazz Band, an Afro-jazz outfit, won this year's Chibuku Road To Fame contest held over the weekend at Glamis Stadium. The group, which hails from Mashonaland West, shrugged off stiff competition from other nine groups from different provinces. Sungura dominated at the festival and the results could suggest that the genre is losing its grip on the music scene. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Célsio Mambo Meets Young Talents of Benguela

[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan singer Célsio Mambo met on Saturday in the central province of Benguela, with new musical talents to encourage them on gospel music. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: P-Square Touches Down

[Namibian]P-Square, one of Africa's hottest music acts are finally here and promised to give Namibia a show they'll never forget. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Davido Tops Nominees List for All Africa Music Awards 2014

[Vanguard]Lagos - Nigerian artist, Davido and South African musicians Mafikizolo and Uhuru received the highest number of nominations at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) according to a list released on Wednesday in Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: King Sunny Ade the Legend At 68

[This Day]Legendary musician, better known as King Sunny Ade, lives as large as his title going by his sprawling country home in Ondo suggests. Nseobong Okon-Ekong recently had a rare encounter with the King of World Beat on his 68th birthday (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Denrele Edun Is At It Again

[This Day]Just when we thought we have heard the last of the mysterious death of one of Nigeria's music diva, Goldie Harvey, the eccentric presenter pricks our mind with his stunning revelation. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Music Makes Me Happy - Chinonso

[Daily Independent]Michael Chinonso, 'Smart G', a budding artiste, speaks with Reporter, CHINYERE ABIAZIEM, on his music career and his dream of being a sought after Naija hip-hop musician. Excerpts: (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Toke Makinwa, Bovi to Host Headies 2014

[Daily Independent]Screen diva, Toke Makinwa, and popular comedian, Bovi, have been unveiled as hosts for this year's edition of Nigeria's biggest and most prestigious music awards, the Headies. Themed "Feel the Passion", the ninth season of the Headies will hold on the October 25, 2014 and will feature some of the biggest performances and side attractions ever witnessed on the Headies stage. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Cops Waive Kombi Routes

[The Herald]Police have waived route restriction for kombis operating in Harare to allow them to take passengers wishing to attend the police funfair at Morris Depot today and tomorrow. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mukanya UK Show Cancelled Due to Visa Delays

[New Zimbabwe]THE much-awaited Thomas Mapfumo show set for this weekend in the UK has been cancelled due to visa complications, the Chimurenga legend confirmed Friday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Show Cancelled Due to Visa Delays

[New Zimbabwe]The much awaited Return of Mukanya show which was scheduled for 27th September 2014 at the Athena Conference & Banqueting, Leicester (UK) has been cancelled due to VISA delays. (AllAfrica)


Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Refugee Music-Lover Charts His Way to Success

[UNHCR]Kampala -Music has always been part of Jeremiah Mbaha's life, even when he had almost nothing. "I have been singing since my childhood. I could sing anything and I could see people felt warm and happy," said the 43-year-old Congolese refugee. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: P-Square Show on as Planned

[Namibian]POPULAR Nigerian duo P-Square will be performing in Windhoek tomorrow night as planned. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: J-Dub, Don Nova to Celebrate DTMIY Anniversary

[New Times]Rap music lovers are in for a treat as J-Dub and Don Nova will perform tonight to mark the first anniversary of their mixtapes Dub Therapy and Mu Isi Yanjye, (DTMIY). (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Word Has It - Knowless Denied Canadian Visa Again!

[New Times]Local music star Knowless Butera is probably wondering what happened to her lucky charm after she was denied a visa by the Canadian embassy, again! The visa was meant to facilitate her journey to Canada where she was to perform at the Afronation Caribana event alongside East African stars, Juliana Kanyomozi (Uganda), Kenyan based Rwandan musician Dr Claude, Kidum (Burundi) and Diamond from Tanzania, among others. (AllAfrica)


Zambia: Pompi to Drop Broken English Album

[Times of Zambia]AWARD-winning gospel artiste Chaka Nyathando better known in the music circles as Pompi is this November set to release his latest studio project titled Broken English. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Reinventing the Mbira

[The Herald]Although it is regarded as an important component of our cultural heritage, mbira music is losing ground to emerging genres and the beat's survival now depends on few enthusiasts and promoters that are passionate to convince mbira players to hang on. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Artenola Shoots New Video

[Daily Observer]Fast rising Gambian star, Artenola, has recently shot new video, dubbed 'Yama morm'. The video was first premiered on Banjul Night Live on September 14th 2014. The video is 100% Hd and is now a hit song in the country's airwaves. It was shot by Supagrafix and is currently available on social Medias, like Youtube. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Introducing Dro Kylah - 'Raba Raba' Hit Maker

[Daily Observer]DRO Kylah, aka, the Original 'Raba-Raba' is an incredible Gambian star, promoting his music internationally. Born Gulmam Ahmad Baldeh born in Farrfenni, Dro Kylah, is an artist with a clear difference. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Queen Parla On New Project

[Daily Observer]As she continues to spread her music beyond the boundaries of the country, Gambian reggae dancehall sensation Queen Parla is currently working on a new project, which is expected to come out soon. Born Marry Jagne, the female star is no doubt an inspiration star on the rise. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Ten Contestants Selected for Final of "Gentes E Músicas" Music Competition

[ANGOP]Benguela -About ten contestants will perform on Saturday at the final of the first season of the music competition dubbed "Gentes e Músicas", promoted by the Benguela Provincial Radio (part of the state-owned RNA station). (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Grand Master of Culture Rap Drokilla to Perform On Nov 1 At Alliance

[The Point]DRO KILLA, the New Sensation artiste, is busy putting finishing touches to perform in a concert on 1st of November at the Alliance Francaise. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: The Allure of Kenyan Music Fading in Europe

[The Star]Frankfurt -Top Kenyan singers can no longer attract the crowds they once did in central Europe, where in the first place, their population is small and spread out, forcing event organisers to think twice before inviting any artistes. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Winners Emerged at Nigeria's Top Gospel Award

[This Day]Outstanding and industrious Nigeria gospel artistes were recently honoured at the second edition of the Nigerian Crystal Gospel Music Awardsfor their excellent performance in the music industry. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Kenzo to Perform After International Success

[Observer]Musician Eddy Kenzo (born Edrisa Musazi) has been in the media of recent for the wrong reasons - beating up Ddembe FM's Isaac Katende, aka Kasuku. (AllAfrica)


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