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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

Uganda:Race for Hipipo Music Awards

[East African] Ugandan musicians Sheebah Karungi and Eddy Kenzo have received the highest number of nominations across several categories for the 6th edition of the HiPipo Music Awards competition to be held on March 17 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. (AllAfrica)


Gambia:Welcome to Another Edition of the Arts and Music Column

[Foroyaa] This Is the Column That Seeks to Promote Culture, Performing and Fine Arts. in Today's Edition, We Will Deal With Humanity Starz Who Have Returned From the VFM Festival. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Women Objectified in Music Videos

[Citizen] Seems like every song that gets released these days comes under great scrutiny for some reason. In the recent past we've witnessed a list of tracks get banned in the country for having sexually explicit content - both audio and visual. (AllAfrica)


Angola:Minister Wants Music As an Instrument of Culture of Peace

[ANGOP] Luanda -Culture Minister Carolina Cerqueira highlighted Thursday the need for Angolan artists to use music as an instrument of culture of peace, dignification of women and education of society. (AllAfrica)


Africa:When Hip-Hop Is Political Force

[Independent (Kampala)] In Gabon as in other African states, rap has become instrumental in constructing political identity. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Takura 2017 EP Explores New Genres

[263Chat] Zimbabwean artist Takura wrapped up 2017 with a bang following the release of his Extended Play (EP) titled "Relationship Goals" to rave reviews by his adoring fans. (AllAfrica)


Africa:The Clash's 1981 Punk Rock Take On the Cycle of Consumption and Work

[The Conversation Africa] The 1981 punk-rock song "The Magnificent Seven" isn't about Yul Brynner and the 1960 all-star Western of the same name, but something even more mundane and also more threatening: the endless cycle of work, consumption and work. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:We Don't Collect Money to Air Music Videos - Trace TV Boss

[Vanguard] Contrary to allegations that went viral, the management of Trace TV has come out to correct the impression that it demands monetary gratification from artistes to air their music videos on its channels. In a conscious effort aimed at correcting the derogatory notion, the management of the leading African music and youth entertainment channel has revealed its music video selection criteria to the public to forestall further negative suspicions, insinuations or false allegations. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:U.S Gospel Music Star, Vashawn Mitchell, Thrills Lagos Fans At Praise Blast

[Premium Times] American Gospel sensation, VaShawn Mitchell, was the lead act at a music concert tagged Praise Blast. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Fredokiss Geared to Take On 2018

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -After emerging as one of the biggest 2017 Malawi hip hop acts, Fredokiss has avoided going into hibernation as he plans to return onto the scene as early as February. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:Believers Throng Serena for Grand Gospel Music Show

[New Times] Fans from all walks of life attended the live concert. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:American Music Star Shoots Video in Zim

[The Herald] American hip-hop and RnB artist Reese Nance better known as G-Shytt in music circles was in Zimbabwe for the first time to shoot a musical video. The video which was shot in different locations like Harare, Vumba, Mutare and Headlands is for his latest song titled "The Vibe Is Right" off the album "As Promised". (AllAfrica)


Seychelles:Seychellois Music Master Retires After 37-Year Teaching Career

[Seychelles News Agency] After nearly four decades of promoting music in Seychelles, a Seychellois music teacher at the National Conservatoire of Performing Arts is retiring. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Is the Digital Platform Robbing Musicians?

[Zimbabwe Standard] I am standing in a long queue at the enquiries desk at one of the local banks. I have a problem with sending money to someone through online banking. I have asked for RTGS forms and they tell me that those are no longer in use because the bank is now paperless (whatever that means). (AllAfrica)


Namibia:'I'm Done With Music for Now' - Kauandenge

[New Era] Windhoek -Unlike his entry onto the local music scene - which was characterized by hype and a media circus - erstwhile oviritje musician Jossie Kauandenge has decided to sneak out of the music industry, without saying goodbye. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Dondo Back in the Studio With a Masterpiece

[Zimbabwe Standard] Afro-fusion artist Sam Dondo kicked off 2018 by announcing his upcoming project, a 10-track album, which will be launched in Harare on April 13. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mudondo Lives Past Dark History in New Reggage Album

[Zimbabwe Standard] Musician Dino Mudondo has reinvented himself into a full-time reggae artiste with the release of his latest 8-track album titled Rasta Loving, which he says is an answer to calls from his fan base for new material. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Music Artists to Watch in 2018

[Vanguard] The Nigerian entertainment industry enjoyed good music from greenhorns and big shots in the music making craft in 2017. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Of Ammara, 'Atrocious' Akiliz Video

[The Herald] It has been a tad over a fortnight since bombshell trailblazer Ammara Brown dropped the video to her anthemic track "Akiliz". It has been a long time coming. People had waited seemingly much longer for the video to drop than Christians have been waiting for the Second Coming, but the arrival of "Akiliz" finally came round and the pundits were waiting pens in hand. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Winky D in Early Album Release

[Zimbabwe Standard] WHILE basking in the glory of his victory as the Coca-Cola ZBC- TV Coke Top 50 Videos ultimate winner, dancehall sensation Winky D will on February 2 present an early present to his fans in form of an album (Gombwe) at Harare International Conference Center. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Nyashinski - Pursue That Music Dream, but Don't Abandon Your Studies

[Nation] Rapper Nyashinski, real name Nyamari Ongegu, is one of the few Kenyan artistes with a successful comeback story. He was part of the award winning pop group, Kleptomaniacs, who had hit singles like "Haree", "Swing Swing" and the massive diss track that was "Tuendelee". (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:The Heartbreaking Tale of Memory Mtukudzi

[The Herald] During Oliver Mtukudzi's gig in Bulawayo in December, onlookers were treated to unexpected drama when the superstar was confronted by a young lady, accompanied by an older woman, as he made his way to the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) for what was to be another remarkable performance from the superstar. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:If Music Is Your Calling, Have Faith and Pursue Your Passion

[News24Wire] Sitting in a quaint Glenwood apartment, Gary Gibb appears calm and peaceful. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:'Lunchtime' Singer Gabriel Omolo Takes Last Bow

[Nation] Veteran musician Gabriel Omolo Aginga of the "Lunchtime" hit song is dead. Gabriel, who was among the few surviving veteran musicians of the 1960s and 70s, died after a short illness on Wednesday night at the Busia District Hospital. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Black Coffee Announces Las Vegas Residency

[News24Wire] South African musician Black Coffee is already on a winning streak in 2018. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Wizkid, Jidenna Set to Perform At Coachella Alongside World Music Stars

[Guardian] Coachella Music and Arts Festival has revealed the full list of artists that will be performing at their annual two-week festival this April. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Ugandan Music a No-Show in 2017

[Observer] Last year has arguably gone down as a disappointment as far as local music is concerned. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Runtown's 'Mad Over You' 2017 Most Downloaded Song

[Vanguard] Nigerian pop singing artiste, Douglas Jack Agu, better known as 'Runtown', has had an exceptional year and he is wrapping it up in grand style with amazing numbers on digital platforms. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Something Sweet - Tiwa Savage Releases Video for Single, "Sugarcane"

[Guardian] Something wey sweet pass sugarcane. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:Events and Songs That Shaped the Music Scene in 2017

[New Times] DJ Toxxyk reckons that the return of US-based Rwandan artistes The Ben and Meddy was also a major milestone. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Top 10 Matters That Headlined Nigerian Music Industry in 2017

[Premium Times] This year, 2017, has been quite an interesting one for a number of Nigerian artistes and music lovers at large. From blooming careers, to major collaborations and awards, it has definitely been an eventful year. (AllAfrica)


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