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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: Zhakata Salutes Fans

[The Herald]Musician Leonard Zhakata said he is working on a DVD for his latest album "Zvangu Zvaita". (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: They Are My Heroes Because They Are Jazz Guys.

[Addis Fortune]Mulatu Astatke, the renowned Ethiopian musician and father of Ethio-Jazz, said this while talking about the Derashe - a community living in southern Ethiopia. Mulatu, who is back on the Ethiopian music scene with the reopening of Ghion Hotel's jazz club, under the name Africa Jazz Village, mentioned the farming community's inclination towards music as "crazy, crazy" in his exclusive interview with the July 2014 issue of The Africa Report - a continental magazine. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Urban Boyz in Collabo With Davido

[New Times]After success with their song Tayali, a collaboration with Nigerian top artiste Inyaya, Urban Boyz are already working on a hit song with Davido who was recently in Kigali for the Liberation day concert. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: It's Time I Release a Bombshell - Patai

[The Herald]Ephraim Patai has promised fans a new album before year end saying it will open a new chapter in his music career. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: I'm in Music for Good - Jennifer Eliogu

[Leadership]Actress and singer, Jennifer Eliogu is headlining the African Women in Leadership Conference in Atlanta, USA where she is billed to perform. The actress, who has been in the industry for about 17 years is currently working to build her musical career and has three singles to her credit. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Tributes As Kefee Gets Royal Burial

[Independent]The death of delectable Sapele-born singer, Kefee, has continued to attract sympathies within and outside Nigeria's entertainment industry. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Weasel Wouldn't Mind Tapping Nabakooba's Backside

[Observer]Douglas Mayanja Sseguya, or Weasel of the singing duo Radio and Weasel, is a humble, quiet, gentleman. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Jakana's Dream Is to Immortalise Mubisi, Tonto

[Observer]It is Uganda's best-known and culturally-cherished banana beer. It, however, stayed relegated to a certain class of society, thanks to its mode of brewing - by stomping on the bananas mixed with spear grass using, sometimes jigger-infested, feet. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Sentore Releases 'ngera' Video

[New Times]Days after he failed to make it to the top three in the Primus Guma Guma Super Star season 4 (PGGSS 4), the Gakondo music singer has released a music video of Ngera song. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Former Sam Mtukudzi Guitarist Goes Solo

[The Herald]Former Sam Mtukudzi's backing vocalist and guitarist Keith Robert has gone solo following the death of his boss three years ago. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Musician Chipara for SA Tour

[The Herald]Upcoming sungura musician Tendai Chipara is set to make his debut tour in South Africa at Ekuruleni Hotel (Transvaal) in Borksburg on September 19. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Soul Jah Love, Wife Short Change Fans

[The Herald]Dancehall chanter Soul Jah Love and wife Bounty Lisa are never short of controversy after they turned up late at the gig and left the stage before scheduled time. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Tune Me What - the Golden Show

[ThinkAfricaPress]Well, we've done it! We've reached 50 episodes of Tune Me What? - it's the Golden Episode! (AllAfrica)


Morocco: Rapper Muslim Delivers 'Message' to Youth

[Magharebia]Mohamed Mezouri, known as "Muslim", is known for rapping about the real life issues facing youth. The Tangier native's rhymes encourage young people to cling to hope and self-confidence, even in the face of difficulties. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Goodlyf, Urban Boyz Leave Fans Yearning for More

[New Times]Saturday ended with a bang if Radio and Weasel's concert at Stade Amahoro parking yard is any indication. Kigali's very own Urban Boys gave the Ugandan duo a taste of how it's done in Kigali with their vigorous performance. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea: Asmara School of Music Graduates 23 Trainees With Diploma and Certificate

[Shabait]Asmara, 14 Jul y 2014 - Asmara School of Music yesterday graduated a total of 23 students who have been attending one to five-year course in various musical instruments. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Pah Chihera On New Album

[The Herald]Afro-jazz musician Tracy Mbirimi popularly known as Pah Chihera is set to launch her second album in November. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Dancehall Music At Mbira Festival

[The Herald]Organisers of the annual Zimbabwe Festival of Bira that will run from August 5 to 9 have introduced a dancehall act for the first time to take part at the forthcoming event. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Angolan Cleric Invited to Minister Gospel in Brazil

[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan apostle Ernestina Diogo Matias was invited to minister the gospel this month on the 70th anniversary of the Cathedral of Blessing, in Brazil, an event bringing together great preachers of the gospel from all over the world. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Focus - Having Got His Life Back, Buchi Now Lives for Others

[This Day]Nigeria's leading reggae gospel artiste, Buchi Atuonwu used the platform of his 50th birthday in thanksgiving for protection, promotion of his charities and launch of a new album.Vanessa Obioha reports (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Dj Cuppy Dazzles At Segun Agbaje's 50th Birthday Party

[This Day]Yes, hundred of thousands dream of being left a fortune, but Florence Otedola dream of making a fortune. Florence, popularly known as DJ Cuppy, is enviably inured to the rudiments of successful enterprise and persistently seeks to push new enterprise past all the barriers to success. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Poor Funding Stalls Young Igwee

[The Herald]Utakataka Express frontman Peter "Young Igwee" Moyo has lamented the lack of funds as the major cause for the delay in releasing his "Mushonga Mukuru" DVD. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: PGGSS 4 - Tears, Joy and Shock As Final Three Artistes Are Revealed

[New Times]The Primus Guma Guma Super Star season 4 road show in Rubavu invoked emotions that saw fans shed tears of joy while others were in utter shock when the top three artistes were revealed. At the fully packed Stade Nengo; on Saturday; all artistes knew that it was a do or die and did their best but eventually it was Jay Polly, Dream Boys and Bruce Melody who swept the top three slots. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Radio and Weasel to Perform in Kigali Tonight

[New Times]Uganda's Radio and Weasel will be performing tonight at Stade Amahoro parking yard in Remera. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Now Muzik's Loos Kollectiv Is Out With Take Over

[Independent]Loos Kollectiv, a hip hop ensemble on the label of Now Muzik, is set to take over the airwaves with its new single aptly titled Take Over. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Cindy, Davido Fire Up Kigali

[Observer]Thousands of Rwandans gathered at the Amahoro national stadium for the 20th liberation anniversary concert called "Niwowe". (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Tasting the Musical Blue Sugarcane

[Observer]Veteran musician Kaz Kasozi and his fast-rising band, the Blue Sugarcane, turned the Goethe Zentrum compound in Nakasero into a music capsule. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Sister Isa Releases Gospel Album in Lubango

[ANGOP]Lubango -The third album with ten track entitled Tudo impossível of gospel singer Isabel Kassapi, artistically known as Sister Isa, was sold Saturday in a session which included signing of autograph in the city of Lubango, Huíla province. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Listening to Rumba

[New Times]Someone recently introduced me to another genre of music I had never really had time for - Rumba. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Tuneza Sells Dvd mambos DA Banda in Benguela Province

[ANGOP]Benguela -The Tuneza comedy group sold and signed autograph on Saturday in Benguela province of the DVD entitled ?Mambos da Banda?. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Stach and Pozee Celebrate Zim Women

[New Zimbabwe]AFROPOP singer, Shaun Chitsiga - better known as Stach - recently collaborated with Zimbabwean Kwaito star Mbekezeli Mpofu (Pozee) in a song that was produced by Polite Sithole aka P2DaOh. (AllAfrica)


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