Afro-Caribbean Music



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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.


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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

Tanzania: Diamond Platnumz Safe After Dais Collapses During Wasafi Show

[Nairobi News] Bongo maestro Diamond Platnumz was on Saturday uninjured after a dais collapsed during a performance in Sumbawanga, a town located in western Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mukanya Caps Fine Bulawayo Show

[New Zimbabwe] United States of America (USA) based Chimurenga music guru, Thomas Mapfumo on Saturday dished out a lifetime scintillating performance during his first Peace Tour show at the large city hall in Bulawayo. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Munodawafa Searches for Talent Among Disabled Artistes

[The Herald] Popular gospel musician Munyaradzi Munodawafa is scouting for disabled artistes. This is a move to make sure the disabled are empowered to take care of themselves. Speaking on the sidelines of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities recently held at Isheanesu Multi-Purpose Centre in Glen View, Munodawafa said he will scout for talent though his newly found organisation. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: DNA Releases Dis Track On 'Bitter' Dj Pinye

[Nairobi News] Rapper DNA has released a dis track that accuses legendary DJ Pinye of being a bitter man. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Rachel J Launches Single in Style

[The Herald] It was a glitz and glamour affair as songstress Rachel J unveiled her single, "Makwikwi" at Rainbow Towers Hotel on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Madtraxx Ties the Knot With Longtime Girlfriend

[Nairobi News] Videos released by invited guests at the wedding, show the happy couple cheerfully dancing at their wedding. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Here Is Khaligraph's Response to DJ Pinye's 'Mediocre' Songs Jibe

[Nairobi News] Rapper reminds DJ Pinye that he is now ruling the airwaves despite his struggles at the onset of his music career. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Holiday Song 'Baby It's Cold Outside' Frozen Out By U.S. Radio Station

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -The catchy song recounts efforts of a man coaxing a woman to stay with him and overriding her objections (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: All Set for 'Strictly Shower Power' Concert

[263Chat] Acapella music lovers will be in for a treat on the 15th of December as seasoned gospel group, Shower Power invades Avondale's 7 Arts Theatre for what has been dubbed an exclusive marathon of the group's best songs. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Ginuwine Fires Up Johnnie Walker Soul-R&b Safari Concert

[East African] American R&B star Ginuwine, also known as Elgin Baylor Lumpkin, did not disappoint his Ugandan fans who came to see him perform at the at the Johnnie Walker Soul-R&B Safari concert at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala last Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Tammy's Fees Gesture Touches Hearts

[The Herald] A Girls High School (GHS) pupil broke down after being awarded a term's worth of school fees from fast-rising musician Tammy Moyo. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mukanya Promises Fireworks

[The Herald] Chimurenga music guru Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo, who is in the country for a series of shows, has promised his fans top-notch performances. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 50 SA Artists Perform Moving Tribute to Johnny Clegg That Will Have You in Tears

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Over 50 prominent artists came together to record a tribute to Johnny Clegg, a true South African legend who has made and continues to make an indelible mark on music history. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: U.S. Based Nigerian Musician Frosh Drops New Street Anthem, 'Pali'

[Vanguard] Nigerian musician Iyanda Oluwafemi, popularly known by his stage name, Frosh, returns with a massive nationwide anthem titled 'Pali.' The America based singer goes really hard on this new track, laced it with heavy percussion and highly infectious up-tempo beat. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Morgan Heritage - Festive Season Dose for Reggae Lovers

[263Chat] Grammy award winning music family, Morgan Heritage and reggae maestro Lutan Fyah will on the 21st of December give Zimbabwean reggae lovers a dose of reggae recipe in what is promising to be a deserving cap to an eventful year on the music scene. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Kumene to Launch Third Album

[The Herald] Sungura artiste Lucky Kumene is set to launch his third album, "Ngoda YaMwari" tomorrow at Eastpoint (formerly Jazz 105). (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chief Shumba Back With New Song

[The Herald] Chief Shumba of the "ED Pfee" hit song is back with a new song titled "Mushana paJecha." Chief Shumba, born Admire Sibanda, co-wrote the song with prominent young farmer from the Midlands Province Cde John Muchenje, a beneficiary of the successful Land Reform Programme and Command Agriculture Programme. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Duo Seeks Peace Through Song

[VOA] Two musicians are traveling through the volatile English-speaking regions of Cameroon in hopes of ending a war that has killed more than 1,000 people. Their only "weapons" are a guitar and voices they use to spread messages of peace in song. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Martin Garrix and Black Coffee Join the Chainsmokers On Line-Up for Ultra SA

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Ultra South Africa announced that they are bringing, for the first time ever to SA, The Chainsmokers Live . (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Star FM Music Awards Promise Glitz, Glamour

[The Herald] Organisers of the inaugural Star FM Music Awards have promised that the awards will have its share of glitz and glam like the norm globally, apart from honouring local musicians. The event which will be held on January 25, next year at Zimbali Gardens, will have 21 categories. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, D'Banj, Kuti, Beyonce, Oprah Thrill At Global Citizen Festival

[Vanguard] Nigerian music stars, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, D'banj and Femi Kuti thrilled music lovers in South Africa alongside Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z and Beyonce. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Hip-Hop Awards 2018, Bigger and Better

[263Chat] Preparations for the 2018 Zim Hip Hop Awards (ZHHA) ceremony slated for Harare on 15 December are at an advanced stage with the organizers promising an improved event. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2baba, Tiwa Savage, Davido Win At Afrima

[Daily Trust] Seven Nigerian artists, including 2Baba, Tiwa Savage, Falz, Davido, Shatta Wale, Mr P and Praiz have received the 2018 All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) that took place November 24. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why My First-Ever Concert Focused On Mental Health - Di'ja

[Daily Trust] Who Was in Lagos -Sings tribute to Tosyn Bucknor (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Afrima 2018 - Davido, Tiwa Savage, 2face, Kuami Eugene Shine in Night of Glitz

[Vanguard] The atmosphere was convivial and the venue was electrifying. From the entrance to the main auditorium of the Accra International Conference Centre, one could behold a galaxy of stars descending on the magnificent building for the much awaited awards ceremony. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Mayorkun's Album Debuts On Billboard Charts

[Vanguard] Mayorkun's debut album 'The Mayor of Lagos' (TMOL) hit number 15 on The Billboard World Album Chart for the week of Nov 15, 2018. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Unesco Declares Reggae Music Global Cultural Treasure

[Premium Times] The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared Reggae music a cultural treasure worth protecting. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Rhumba Fans Sing and Dance to Mark Maestro Tabu Ley's Death

[Nation] Exactly five years ago today, one of Africa's greatest musicians, Congolese crooner, composer and mercurial band leader, Tabu Ley Rochereau, passed on, leaving an enviable musical legacy and a rich discography. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Reggae Makes UNESCO World Heritage List

[Deutsche Welle] The UN's cultural agency said reggae music has contributed to "international discourse on issues" such as injustice and resistance. Kingston has described the music tradition as "uniquely Jamaican." (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Where Are Those 2,000 Songs Kamaru Said to Have Recorded?

[Nation] Upon his death on October 3, the media reported Joseph Kamaru recorded 2,000 songs. "I'm not trying to demean his achievements, but where are the songs?" asks Mungai Githuku. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Tekno Breaks Silence On Health Challenge

[Guardian] Nigerian music star, Tekno Miles has taken to his Twitter page to reveal that it has been very difficult for him. This is coming after his recent health challenges were revealed by Ubi Franklin in an Instagram post. (AllAfrica)

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