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

Zimbabwe: Chaka Chaka to Mentor Sandra Ndebele

[New Zimbabwe]MPILO Central Hospital in Bulawayo has enlisted the services of South African performing artist, entrepreneur, humanitarian and goodwill ambassador, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, to mentor their goodwill ambassador and budding entrepreneur, Sandra Ndebele. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Veteran Musician Mamukueno Dies

[ANGOP]Luanda -Angolan musician José Matias "Mamukueno" passed away last Saturday, in Luanda, victim of an ilness. ANGOP has learnt that the musician suddenly felt bad overnight, did not resist and passed away. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Dudu in 'Special' Italy Performance

[New Zimbabwe]AFRO Jazz star Dudu Manhega starred at the 'Songs from African and Mediterranean Skies' concert held at Sardinia's Arena Fenicia of Sant Antioco on Friday, concluding a "month of jazz and more" on the Italian island. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Best Music Video Directing Category At Namibia Theatre and Film Awards 2014

[Namibian]FOR the first time the Namibian Theatre and Film Awards will feature a category honouring music video directors who will be recognised for their role in creating quality music videos. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Harmony Signs With Hf Music

[Vanguard]Harmony, the newly discovered singing sensation has signed to HF Music. The spokesman for the Lekki Lagos-based entertainment powerhouse said "Harmony is a gifted artiste and people are bound to discover this with time. She makes the kind of music you would expect from an artiste who is musically sound. While she draws from a wide range of influences, she's managed to create a sound that is wholly hers." (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Afrima - There's Hope for African Music - - Oscar Kidjo

[Vanguard]As Africans await the nomination list which would be released to the public at the end of the month, a Jury Member of All Africa Music Awards,AFRIMA, Oscar Kidjo representing West Africa Region has revealed that out of the 2,025 entries submitted for the awards, 60% had good quality videos. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Eedris Abdulkareem Sings New Song

[Daily Independent]Eedris Abdulkareem is famed for his days as a member of Remedies as everything positive and meaningful about his career started and ended with the now defunct group which also had Eddy Montana and Tony Tetuila. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2face, Tiwa, Banky W, Others Celebrate Jimmy Jatt

[Daily Independent]A host of popular music acts including Dr. Sid, Praiz, TY Mix, Lynxxx and Emma Nyra gathered on Sunday, August 17, at Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, as DJ Jimmy Jatt celebrated his 25th year anniversary in the music industry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Cadilly Entertainment Attempts Revamp of YQ's Music Career

[Daily Independent]Cadilly Entertainment, a fast-rising record label is attempting to shore up the not too vibrant career of Yakubu Jubril popular as YQ. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: My Parents Challenge Me to Be My Best - DJ Cuppy

[Leadership]Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, daughter of billionaire oil magnate, Femi Otedola seems to be in a world of her own. At 21, with passion for blaring out all shades of music, particularly House music, the young disc jockey with the moniker DJ Cuppy, wants to make her mark in her chosen field. The graduate of Business Management from King's College in London, in a chat with SAMUEL ABULUDE bares her mind on her dreams and why she is passionate about music and disc jockeying.AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Thaijazz Beach - Good for Jazz, Swim

[New Times]You mean there is even Thai food in Gisenyi? That is the signature question for everybody visiting the ThaiJazz Beach Restaurant for the first time. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Money Compels Nyamitali to Redefine His Principles

[New Times]At 28, Patrick Nyamitali has 10 gospel songs in a single album to his name, and it looked like his star was just starting to rise in as far as gospel music is concerned. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Troubled Past Shaped My Career Path, Says a Former Street Boy

[New Times]Céléstin Ntawirema is a young, multi-talented artiste who supports the local artistic culture through music, art, dance, drama, and film. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: In Solidarity With Paul Brickhill

[The Herald]Paul Brickhill (56) the founder of popular arts venue, the Book Cafe is fighting thyroid cancer. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: KCCA Laws Can Break or Make the Music Industry

[Observer]The wave of her iron hand has been felt across Kampala, but nobody ever imagined it having this firm a grip on the music industry. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Cancer Trust to Raise Funds Through Music and Fashion

[The Star]The Faraja Cancer Support Trust is set to hold a glitzy fusion dinner dance which aims to bring together a blend of African, Latin American and Indian cultures to reflect on cancer and raise funds to help victims. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: We Want to Go Regional - TBB

[New Times]Their style and demeanor gives off an allure of a group that is talented and very ambitious to conquer the music industry in Rwanda. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Hip Hop Group 'Swahili Nation' Plans a Comeback

[Observer]Hip hop musicians Ken Kayongo and Charlie 'King' Todwong were two of the brains behind Swahili Nation, at the time a Sweden-based hip hop group that also included Kenyans Andrew Muturi and Robert Muturi. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Pee Kay Ready for Live Performances

[Zimbabwe Standard]After the release of his long awaited duet with Jamaican Busy Signal titled Show me Love, RnB and Hip hop artiste Pee Kay says he is ready to concentrate on live performances. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Hit Song Delivers Ebola Message in Liberia

[VOA]In Liberia's capital, Ebola has captured the airwaves, and it's not just news about the often-fatal disease. The hit song Ebola in Town has a danceable beat, while also conveying a serious message about avoiding infection. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Help Disco Joe "Breathe Easier"

[The Herald]If music be the food of love, then Disco Joe, now called Uncle Joe, who has been feeding the souls of the country for about four decades, deserves to be crowned the King of love. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Ayolas Ready for New Album

[Daily Observer]Budding Gambian artist Ayolas is a fast-rising dancehall artist to watch out for in the coming years. Born Muhammed Lasisi, the Brikama based star during his short spell in music has carved a niche for himself, especially in Brikama. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: ZIMA Adjudication Complete

[The Herald]Organisers of the Zimbabwe Music Awards have revealed the criteria they have used to come up with nominees and the winners of this year's edition. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Sir X, Poetic X to Attend International Music Festival

[Daily Observer]Hip-hop artists Sir X and the Poetic X are to represent The Gambia in the TribeOne Dinokeng Festival, slated from 26-28 September, 2014 in the City of Tshwane, South Africa, reports reaching What's On reveals. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Magnificent Joe Releases New Single

[Daily Observer]Dancehall superstar Magnificent Joe has broken the silence with the release of a brand single, called 'Bring Back to Love'. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Big FAA Releases New Singles

[Daily Observer]Rising Gambia hip-hop star Big Faa has recently released two new singles. The new releases namely 'Cheppeh girl and Wakhal saa Wakh' are dedicated to all Gambia who love music. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: The Great Out to Change Hip-Hop, Rnb Music Scene

[New Era]WINDHOEK -New and ready to change the hip hop and RnB scene are the young talented rap group The Great from Otjiwarongo. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Spinny and the Green Kids' Sixth CD Launches in the City

[New Era]EENHANA -After mesmerizing the Zambezi Region's local music scene with his 2011 album Blood of Heroes, which had hits like Haiwe Chelete, Region One, Siwewe and Namibian Police, one of the Zambezi region's top selling musicians, Spinny and The Green Kids, will be launching their sixth album, Kulilabule, next Saturday at King Lounge at Chez Ntemba nightclub Windhoek. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Exit Drops Next Album

[New Era]WINDHOEK -One of Namibia's much-acclaimed Kwaito singer, David Shikalepo, popularly known as Exit, dropped his fifth album titled I am The Truth, on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Joyful Sounds Music Competition Launched

[New Era]WINDHOEK -The first Joyful Sounds Music Competition schedule to take place early next month at National Theatre of Namibia (NTN) has been launched. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Duale Tells Jubilee Governors to Stop Referendum Calls or Face the Music

[The Star]Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale on Saturday warned governors in Jubilee coalition to stop supporting the referendum push or face stern. (AllAfrica)

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