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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 Cte d'Ivoire.


News : Afro-Caribbean Music

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)


Rwanda: Christopher, Knowless in Kenya for Video Shoots

[New Times]Songstress Knowless and Christopher are in Malindi, Kenya where they are filming their latest music videos 'Umutima' and 'Agatima', respectively. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ekiti Music Star, Elemure Dies At 71, Fayemi, Others Mourn

[Daily Independent]Ado-Ekiti -Foremost Ekiti music maestro, High Chief Peter Ogunyemi (alias Elemure) is dead. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Korede Bello Wins Again

[Daily Independent]Fast-rising Marvin Records singer, Korede Bello last Saturday at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos again won at the 2014 Ping Naija Awards. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Baseline Music Is Home, I Am Excited About My Next Steps - Aramide

[Vanguard]BASELINE Music is fast becoming home to Nigeria's finest entertainers. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Reknown Musician Elemure Ogunyemi Passes On

[Daily Independent]A leading traditional musician of Ekiti origin, Chief Peter Ogunyemi, popularly known nationwide as Elemure Ogunyemi, is dead. (AllAfrica)


Zambia: Local Artistes Win Malawi Kudos

[Times of Zambia]MALAWIAN musician and composer Kimba Mutanda has commended local artistes for their effort in perfecting smash hits that have seen Zambian music being appreciated in that country. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Khizz Releases Single

[New Times]Khizz, born Kizito Hategekimana, believes the single will make him a powerhouse in R&B and comes at a time when he is basking in the success of his singles 'Niwe Ntawundi' and 'Nzamwihoreza'. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Wizkid to Release Ayo On Tuesday

[Daily Independent]After postponing the release of his latest video severally for reasons best known to him, come September 23, Ayo Balogun popularly known as Wizkid will release his anticipated album titled Ayo. The music star released his debut album in 2011 and it took him three years to release another album. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Pasuma Features Tiwa Savage in Ife

[Daily Independent]Ace Fuji musician Pasuma Wonder on Thursday official released the full track of his anticipated video duet with Tiwa Savage. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Dancehall Thugs Haunt Freeman

[The Herald]Is he a bad musician or unlucky performer? Zimdancehall chanter Freeman - real name Emegy Sylvester Chizanga - has become a prime target of hooliganism at big dancehall shows. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Biko Walls of Memory - A Multi Living Hip Hop Human Being

[The Journalist]Hip Hop Film artist Vuyisa "Breeze" Yoko, aka "Khasi" who directed this piece called "Biko's Children", said in the opening of this film, if Biko were alive he would be a Hip Hop Head. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Tocky Vibes Spurs Dancehall Wave

[The Herald]The dancehall wave continues to sweep through the local music industry with force. Although there are mixed feelings among music fans over this genre, the force is so powerful that even established musicians like Alick Macheso and Suluman Chimbetu could not resist it. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Goodchild Eyes Regional Market

[The Herald]Urban grooves musician Alexio "Goodchild" Gwenzi has roped in Zambian musician DJ Neo in his effort to tap into regional market. The duo have collaborated on a love song titled "Nakuyewa" which means "I miss you" and the single is set to be released tomorrow. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Diana in Zim Dancehall Debut

[The Herald]She started with urban grooves, moved to Afro jazz and now she is going for Zim dancehall. Songbird Diana Samkange will feature on upcoming dancehall project "Harare Medley Riddim" and she says versatility moves her across genres. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Salif Keita to Perform At Jazz Festival

[New Era]Windhoek -Salif Keita, the legendary afro-pop singer and songwriter from Mali, is coming to Namibia in November to perform at the Windhoek Jazz Fstival where he will share the stage with local performers. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Musicians to Celebrate Mbira Heritage

[The Herald]In celebration of the Mbira month,a show dubbed "Mbira Clash" a battle of the mbira bands will be held on September 23 at the Book Cafe.The event is aimed at creating space for the traditional mbira players and groups and it is also meant to give young mbira players a chance to showcase the beauty of their heritage. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Nasty Bull - I Am No Wannabe!

[The Star]FLASHY and fast-rising genge artiste Duncan Ndegwa aka Nasty Bull has rubbished the criticism that he is a Nonini/Mejja wannabe. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Hugh Reveals Zim Roots

[The Herald]South Africa's music legend Hugh Masekela has revealed his Zimbabwean origins indicating that his grandfather travelled to South Africa a long time ago.Speaking on Star FM's popular Breakfast Show hosted by Comfort Mbofana yesterday Masekela said he is originally from Zimbabwe and a Karanga. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Ghazal Star Jazim Sharma Thrills in Nairobi

[The Star]At the age of seven, Indian ghazal singer Jazim Sharma showed off his singing talent and was soon enrolled in training and became famous for the hit TV singing show, Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Wyclef Jean Makes Trip Back to Kenya

[The Star]HAITIAN-born American hip hop mogul Wyclef Jean is in the country. The Perfect Gentleman music star and former member of the music group Fugees, landed in the country on Saturday, ahead of his recordings at the music show Coke Studio Africa season two. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Princes Chitsulo to Thank God in Her New Album

[Malawi News Agency]Mzuzu -A renowned gospel artist Princes Chistulo says she will soon release a new album which will contain songs that thank God for healing her from heart problem. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Music Traders Feel 'Harassed

[The Star]Music vendors in Limuru, Kiambu, have asked the county government to people claiming to be Kenya Copyright Board officials from harassing them. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Ennoh K Drops New Single

[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -Ennock Kabuli, popularly known as Ennoh K has released a new single called 'Akukakamira Machimo' which is currently enjoying massive airplay. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 2014 Hennessy Artistry Picks Wizkid, Tuface‎ As Headliners

[Premium Times]Music stars, Tuface and Wizkid, have been announced as ‎headliners for ‎Hennessy Artistry 2014 which kicks off this year's Artistry campaign. According to the organisers, this year's Artistry represents a blend of the matured, premium lifestyle and the young, vibrant lifestyle, classified as "new school".‎ (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: ATM Releases Confam

[Daily Independent]Fast rising music sensation, Taiwo Ogungbe popularly known by his moniker ATM has dropped his highly anticipated single christened CONFAM. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: I Have a Message to Deliver to Mankind Through Music - Ziduak

[Daily Independent]Akwa-Ibom State born singer Ziduak Fidelis is a young talent in Nigeria's gospel music industry. Ziduak, whose First Single, Da Boss is currently enjoying massive airplay was recently at the Corporate Headquarters of Independent Newspapers Limited and she opened up to Senior Reporter Anthonia Soyingbe on her mission in the industry. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Musicians Ismael Ló, Ary, B4 and Chelsy Shantel Cause Full House Show

[ANGOP]Luanda -The Senegalese musician Ismael L and the Angolans B4, Ary and Chelsy Shantel last Monday caused the Atlntico Cinema, in Luanda, to be completely full, with a show that was part of the celebrations of the National Culture Festival (Fenacult) and the sixth anniversary of the LS Republicano events promotion company. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Renowned Angolan Musicians At Fenacult2014 Closing

[ANGOP]Luanda -Angolan old generation musicians Bonga and Waldemar Bastors will come together with younger fellow singers Yuri da Cunha, Paulo Flores, Yannick Afromam, Puto Portugus and Pedro Cabenha at the closing ceremony of the National Festival of Culture (Fenacult2014) at Luanda's Cidadela Stadium on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: Lax Copyright Laws Crippling Musicians

[Addis Fortune]Yosef Gebre, aka Jossy In Z House, has been working on his new album entitled 'Meche New' - literally translated as 'When is it?' for six years. His album was supposed to be released during the Easter holiday, but was pushed back to the Ethiopian New Year because of sponsorship deals. (AllAfrica)


Jermaine Jackson Speaks on P Square’s Michael Jackson Tribute Video

The Late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was given a befitting tribute by P-Square in their latest video for the song “Personally”. Here’s what MJ’s big brother Jermaine Jackson had to say about it.The P-Square US Tour 2013 commences next month. Details coming soon.*O.O* (africahit.com)


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