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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

Cape Verde:Cap Verdean and Congolese Music Streaming Platform Launched

[Digital Content Africa] Cap Verdean music industry veteran Elodie Dasilva, CEO of music label LusAfrica and DRC's Djo Moupondo of La Clique Musique have come together to launch a low-cost music streaming platform. Russell Southwood spoke to La Clique Musique's Djo Moupondo about how it will work and the scale of their ambitions. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Here's Why Mi Casa Signing a Deal With Sony/ATV Music Publishing Is Important

[News24Wire] Award-winning soulful dance trio, Mi Casa, signed a publishing deal with Sony/ ATV Music Publishing on Thursday, which sees their music taken to the global market. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Drop the Mic On Kanye West

[Fahamu] Social media has been abuzz of late with responses to comments that rapper Kanye West made during a radio interview in which he opined that slavery was a "choice" for slaves. The vast majority of social media users, who weighed in on this topic, including a host of celebrities, came out strongly against West and either sought to dismiss these comments by attributing them to his allegedly unbalanced mental state or to educate him on how horrible the system of slavery was. Ergo, it was not a choice. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Award Winning Artist Speaks On Compassion for the Needy and His Music Journey

[New Era] Windhoek -New Era sat with multi-awarding winning artist, N.I.A who this year scooped the best gospel award for the song 'I give my life to you,' featuring Monique English, at the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs). (AllAfrica)


South Africa:SAMAs 2018 Set to Honour 3 Lifetime Achievers and 1 International Achiever

[News24Wire] The late Spokes H, Steve Kekana and Mbongeni Ngema have been named by the organising committee as this year's local honourees while Shashika Mooruth is the recipient of the International Achiever Award. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Boiler Room and Ballantine Music Show Debuts in Nairobi

[Nairobi News] Boiler Room and Ballantine's Scotch Whisky on Thursday night treated Kenyans to the first ever True Music Africa in Kenya. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:Musical Instruments Gathering Dust in Many Schools

[New Times] Primary school officials have failed to make use of musical instruments and still keep pianos in covers under pretext that they have no music instructors at their establishments. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Lit360 - Local Music Is Improving, Says Judge Ian Mbugua

[Nation] Ian Mbugua, known in popular media as Judge Ian for his role in the Tusker Project Fame talent search, has always had a passion for music. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Fela's Music Can Decolonise International Law in African Universities

[The Conversation Africa] International law in African universities is still taught within a rigid Eurocentric context. Changing this is important, but also incredibly difficult given how entrenched the current approach is. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Wema Sepetu Now Gives Her 'Blessings' to Diamond to Marry Hamisa

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian actress Wema Sepetu has hinted that her ex-boyfriend Diamond Platnumz could be planning to marry his baby mama Hamisa Mobetto. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Live Music, Beer and Comedy Await You At This Fun Local Festival

[News24Wire] On Saturday, 16 June 2018 the sixth annual Capital Craft Beer Festival will take place at Pretoria National Botanical Gardens. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia:Music's Taste Yesterday, Today

[Ethiopian Herald] Some say music is as important as humans' basic needs, while others say it should be forbidden once and for all. But the reality on the ground is very different. At this point in time, people from all walks of life regardless of age, sexual category, ethnicity, political affiliation and the rest listen to a range of music based on their preferences. Some people are crazy about love songs, patriotic songs, war cry songs, praise and worship songs, real life songs, and what not. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon:Giving "Mbaya Dance" Hip-Hop Touch

[Cameroon Tribune] Mbaya is an energetic, mostly male dance of the Wimbum people of Donga-Mantung Division in the North West Region. It is also common amongst the Nso people of Bui Division in the same region, and perhaps in northern Cameroon - the origin of Tikar people of which the Wimbum are descendants. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Tiwa Savage Reacts to Davido's Comments On Her Relationship With Wizkid

[Daily Trust] Nigerians have been expressing their views suspecting that there is something special going on between popular Nigerian singers Tiwa Savage and Wizkid due to their level closeness. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Why YouTube Deleted Otile Brown's Sh500,00 Worth Video 'Chaguo La Moyo'

[Nairobi News] Musician Otile Brown has been left counting losses after his hit music video 'Chaguo La Moyo' was pulled down from YouTube after hitting over 1.4 million views. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:J Cole, Davido, Wizkid Thrilled Fans At the Castle Lite Unlock

[This Day] Thousands of music fans were recently thrown over the moon when multi-platinum selling rapper, J Cole, stormed the city of Lagos, blowing the minds of his teeming followers with his epic performance at the Castle Lite Unlocks Concert. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:The Night 2face Swayed Beijing

[This Day] After the clocks struck one a.m. at Chocolate Club in Beijing, recently, the question on everyone's lips was 'where is 2face?' Onstage, a tall dude was rapping to the inconsequential delight of, perhaps, a rented few who had moved forward to provide support. Earlier, some half-clad women had done half-incredible things with poles and giant rings. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Zimdancehall Singer Fined Over Dirty Lyrics

[The Herald] Zimdancehall artistes who have developed a knack for having sexually explicit lyrics will need to rethink before composing and releasing "dirty" songs. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Untold Story Behind Thomas Mapfumo's Homecoming

[The Herald] For 14 years, promoters and business people tried to bring self-exiled musician Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo back home for a show without success. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Food Nest Popularises Rhumba Nights

[The Herald] Rhumba nights are becoming popular at Food Nest at Longcheng Plaza where Diamond Musica performs every Friday. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Dancehall Music Artist Jay Jay C Back With a New Project

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The Blantyre-based celebrated dancehall music artist, Jay Jay C is set to release a new single 'Sulingatienawa' which is one of the songs in his debut album 'Mulingowina'. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Defying the Boycott Call - Black Coffee in Hot Water

[The Journalist] Why South Africa's DJ Black Coffee left a bitter taste by performing in Israel (AllAfrica)


Cameroon:'Real Peace' - A Call for Return to Normalcy

[Cameroon Tribune] The single track album by Lemmy Moïse was prompted by Cameroon's current security challenges. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Why Hip-Hop Needs to Be Taken More Seriously in Academic Circles

[The Conversation Africa] Jazz's current generation of stars grew up in these genre-fluid times with hip-hop. Concurrently, a significant number of hip-hop artists have been integrating jazz into their music. As American saxophonist Kamasi Washington puts it: (AllAfrica)


Angola:Angolan Veteran Guitar Player to Be Honoured At Kilamba Centre

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan veteran guitar player, Mário Arcanjo "Marito", member of the instrumental group, Kiezos, will be honoured on Sunday May 13 at Luanda?s Kilamba Recriational and Cultural Centre, at its programme dubbed "Muzogué da Tradição". (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Nigerians lash comedian Ebiye for misogyny comments about Aramide

[Vanguard] On Saturday night, after singer Aramide won the Headies for Best Alternative Song, comedian Victor Ebiye remarked on Instagram that she must have had a sexual relationship with someone to have emerged the winner.His comment triggered a backlash on social media, as he was called out by men and women alike, who defended Aramide, at a time when men have been accused of verbally trolling and physically and sexually assaulting women. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Kenyan Music Scene Has Changed, Says Jaguar

[Nation] Starehe Member of Parliament Charles Njagua Kanyi, popularly known as Jaguar, has had a chequered career, cutting a niche in the music industry before joining politics. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Hip Hop Dissects the World

[Zimbabwe Independent] For a genre that was pioneered by New York's youth some 40 or so years ago, Rap has proved to be the most enduring and highly mobile art forms in human history. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mukanya's Thrill, Vibe Still Intact

[Zimbabwe Independent] 'Mukanya delivers' (AllAfrica)


Liberia:CIC Denies Feud With Kizzy Beef

[Observer] CIC has dismissed rumors of feuding with Kizzy W, his former record mate at SOG. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Cjay Brings Back Love

[New Era] When the iconic group, Band of Gold, dropped their classic 'Love songs are back Again,' back in 1985 they did just that. (AllAfrica)


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