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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

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)


Kenya:Meet Catholic Priest Who Spreads Gospel Through Rap Music

[Nairobi News] A video of a rapping Catholic Priest has gone viral online with users lauding his ability to reach out to the youth in style. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mapfumo Lands in Harare Ending More Than 10 Years of Exile

[New Zimbabwe] Chimurenga music guru and one of Zimbabwe's most populat musicians, Thomas Mapfumo, Wednesday evening landed in Harare ending more than 10 years of exile. (AllAfrica)


Angola:Singer Nelly Amazing Releases Album On Internet

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan singer and songwriter Nelly Amazing plans to release his second album entitled "Amazing Vibes Vol. 1" on digital platforms, the artist announced Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:MTN Music+ Goes Int'l With Sony Music Entertainment

[Vanguard] Africa's groundbreaking digital music service, MTN Music+ has added yet another 'plus' by signing a historic deal with Sony Music Entertainment. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Gospel Duo Fortress Release Eagle Video

[Nyasa Times] Gospel duo Fortress has released the video for the song 'Eagle' Premiering on Times television and now showing on various television stations in the country, the sisters say the visuals come from a revelation. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon:'Jubilee Praise Team' Set to Launch Premier Album

[Cameroon Tribune] Celebration Of Cameroon And Her Cultural Riches" is to be presented to the public by June this year. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:American Rapper in Town

[The Herald] United States dancer-cum musician Gshytt affectionately known as 'G' is in the country for a week ahead of his African projects courtesy of African Fire Media. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Music Icon N'dour Set for Kigali Mo Ibrahim Show

[East African] Senegalese singer and songwriter Youssou N'Dour is expected in Kigali for his inaugural performance on April 29, to headline the Mo Ibrahim Concert at this year's Mo Ibrahim Governance Weekend. (AllAfrica)


Sudan:Interview, Musician Anas Al-Aagib

[SudaNow] -Sudan's cultural diversity accommodates all types of musical scales: fifth, seventh scales and Arab music. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Top Gospel Artists for Mhere's Album Launch

[The Herald] Three of Zimbabwe's top gospel artists are expected to illuminate the album launch of gospel crooner Mathias Mhere to be held at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale in Harare on Friday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Davido Wins Big At 2018 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

[Premium Times] Nigerian pop artiste, Davido, won big at the just concluded Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs). (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:That Ok Ok Episode Ft Takura

[263Chat] The girls are joined by founder of the Hangover, That Bubbly Lissy as they have a cosy one-on-one with musical sensation, Takura pending his album launch. Adding one plus one, we appreciate the inspiration behind his fresh album and where his love life is headed. How do you quit alcohol? Anyone? We take you down the path that few of us have walked and hold your hand (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Where Are Tomorrow's Music Legends?

[The Herald] April 9 marked 22 years after the death of music legend Leonard Dembo and some radio stations dedicated slots to the musician's songs in honour of his creativity. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Newcomers React to NAMA Nods

[Namibian] A few weeks ago, the Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) organising committee released a list of its latest nominees at a trendy event in the capital city. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Sand Music Festival Artists, DJ's Call Up

[Nyasa Times] Impakt Events, organizers of Sand Music Festival are calling up artists and Djs to apply for this year's festivities. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Can Jazz Be 'Woke' or Is It 'Just Compressed Air Through a Metal Tube'?

[The Conversation Africa] "Jazz is not just music," the late singer Nina Simone is quoted as saying. "It's a way of life, a way of being, a way of thinking." (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Takura's Big Friday Night As He Launches Debut Album

[263Chat] Song writer and musician, Takura is set to drop his first album titled "Someone Had to Do It" at club 1+1 in Harare this Friday. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Wahu Stays True to New Found Salvation With Gospel Hit

[Nairobi News] Songstress Wahu Kagwi is not slowing down in her new found salvation journey. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Gazza to Set Commonwealth Stage Alight

[Namibian] Hitmaker Gazza was invited to perform at the main stage at the Young African Commonwealth event in Brisbane, Australia, tomorrow, 11 April, alongside artists such as Moonchild Sanelly, Spoek Mathamba, Mim Suleiman and Morena Leraba. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Banky W, Adesua Announce New Music Video

[Premium Times] Nigerian celebrity couple, Banky W and Adesua, have released their highly anticipated music video, "Whatchu Doing Tonight". (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Govt Vows to Ban Songs That Promote Moral Decadence

[Citizen] Dodoma -Information, Youth, Arts and Sports Minister, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, has insisted that the government would, by any means, protect the country from moral decadence and would not hesitate to ban any songs that raise moral concerns. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Music, an Effective Strategy of Fighting Crime - Stakeholders

[Leadership] Some stakeholders in social mobilisation have described music as a potent tool in tackling crime especially in violence prone areas as Zone II Command of the Nigeria Police demonstrated recently in Lagos with a concert.The stakeholders said this in a separate interviews across some South West states and Kwara, said the youth are passionate about musical messages directed at specific social issues concerning them. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Adiona Uses Music to Disseminate Family Planning Information

[Zimbabwe Standard] Singer and Zimbabwe National Family Planning Council (ZNFPC) brand ambassador Adiona Chidzonga uses her musical talent to disseminate information on family planning and sexual reproductive health to her fans. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Fela and the Kalakuta Queens - a Resonance of Fela and His 27 Ladies

[Guardian] Here have been variations of Fela on stage but non, has really pay attention to the women behind him, as they were literarily seen as dancers. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Tuku Honoured At Glitzy Zim Achievers SA

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Achievers Awards in South Africa returned with a bit of sparkle and pizzazz, as Zimbabweans turned out in their numbers to celebrate this year's nominees and recipients. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Rains, Poor Sound System Delay Nasty C Concert

[New Era] Windhoek -South Africa's hottest young rapper Nsikayesiwe Ngcobo, known as Nasty C, was the highlight of Club Vibe's first ever music festival over the weekend. It was a festival that was highly publicised and well marketed with local hip hop artists like KP Illest, Jaleel and LMPC performing. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Rapper Timmy Tdat Ventures Into Sale of Sandals

[Nairobi News] Rapper Timmy Tdat has practically put his best foot forward by launching of his footwear line which will be selling ragged jeans sandals. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Davido Will Show Up This Time, Says Harare Businessman Ginimbi

[Zimbabwe Standard] Businessman Genius Kadungure, popularly known in social circles as Ginimbi, has assured fans of Davido that this time around the Nigerian superstar will make it for the show scheduled for the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on April 21. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Jah Prayzah, Sulu Reunite

[Zimbabwe Standard] When Dendera music heir Sulumani Chimbetu tied the knot in 2016, multi-award-winning music star Jah Prayzah was the best man at the star-studded wedding that caught the attention of many across the length and breadth of the country. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Etcetera Back With 'No Virgin in America' Single

[Vanguard] Nigerian singer, Pascal Uche Ejikeme popularly called Etcetera known for always sharing his opinion on issues is finally back to the music scene with 'No Virgin In America'. According to him, the song is about the hypocrisy of the American system. (AllAfrica)


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