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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

Tanzania: Indian Fusion Elates Dar Audience

[Daily News]New Delhi-based eight-member 'Soul Samvaad' leader Murad Ali (third right and partly hidden), joins other members of the group to provide musical sounds as the traditional Kathak dancer, Mahua Shankar, displays some of the ancient dance steps, at the Indian Cultural Centre, along the Oysterbay coastline on Tuesday evening. (Photo by Iman Mani) (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: German Jazz Band to Perform in Kigali

[New Times]A jazz ensemble from German on Sunday will perform for the first time in Rwanda. The concert is free and it will be held at Kigali Serena Hotel starting at 7pm. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: King James Thrills Crowds in Musanze

[New Times]King James delivered a taste of R&B style to a cheerful crowd on Tuesday evening during the launch of the "Integrated Mother and Child Health" campaign in Musanze District. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Dar Braces for American Rapper T.I

[Daily News]WHILE only few days remain before the 2014 Serengeti Fiesta grand finale in Dar, nothing makes happy most of the fans in Tanzania as they prepare to welcome one of the world's Hip hop heavyweights in the country. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Jazz Star, Steve Bedi, Performs Birthday Song for Gomani V

[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -Renowned Ghanaian jazz star, Steve Bedi, Saturday evening spared time to perform a birthday song before the Ngoni's Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani V upon learning that it was the chief's birthday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Of Talent Shows, Winners

[The Herald]The Harare edition of "Zim Has Got Talent" was held last week and 11-year-old boy called Sean dazzled the audience with his fancy footwork. People at the show applauded the youngster for his talent and there are high hopes that he will make a mark in the national finals later this month. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Singer Bambino Extols Gambia-Guinea Ties - As He Arrives for 20th Anniversary

[Daily Observer]Renowned Guinean singer, Saikouba Bambino, has extolled the relationship that exists between the Republics of The Gambia and Guinea, noting that these are two countries that "share many things in common". (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Dandaro Inn Hosts D-Train Birthday Bash

[The Herald]Celebrated old skool DJ Ronald Chiwanza who is more popularly by the stage name D-Train will tomorrow throw a birthday big party at Dandaro Inn nestled in the Exhibition Park. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Zimpraise Conquers Europe and U.S.

[The Herald]Celebrated choral group ZimPraise have returned home jubilant after conquering Europe and the United States where they staged shows for Zimbabweans in the Diaspora and gospel music lovers from other nations. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mhere Dumps Producer

[The Herald]Gospel musician Mathias Mhere has dumped his producer, Lyton Ngolomi, over a copycat. Last week Ngolomi produced another artiste, Justice Chiware, who was mistaken for Mhere because of striking similarity in their music. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Mighty Joe Ready to Launch Double Album in November

[Foroyaa]Mighty Joe is ready to launch double album again at the Alliance Francaise come November 8. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Zhakata, Mhere to Bring Cape Town to Standstill

[CAJ News]Johannesburg -ZORA music will meet the long-enduring gospel music when award-winning pioneer of the former, Leonard Karikoga Zhakata, shares the stage with Mathias Mhere, currently the toast of the Bible-inspired music genre, in neighbouring South Africa early next month. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Manager Reveals Last Moment of Taiwo Oshadipe

[Daily Independent]It is no longer news that Taiwo Oshadipe one of the singing duo of the Oshadipe twins passed on last Friday over an undisclosed ailment. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Gospel Musician Prepares Show for November 30

[ANGOP]Luanda -The Angolan gospel singer Bambila will hold on November 30 a show at Youth's House in Viana municipality in Luanda. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Jonathan Moyo Wedding Song

[New Zimbabwe]PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's spin doctor Professor Jonathan Moyo last Saturday admitted giving away his daughter at her wedding left him "tongue tied". (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Poor Turnout At Tuku Album Launch

[The Herald]Oliver Mtukudzi's album launch held over the weekend at the Harare International Conference Centre was marred by poor turnout. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: 'Gospel Musicians Should Remain Focused'

[The Herald]Gospel musicians should remain focused when preaching the word through music and must not be tempted to change their music because of passing events, veteran gospel musician Machanic Manyeruke has said. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Prof Moyo's Wedding Songs Trigger Demand

[The Herald]The two songs written by Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo for his daughter Lungile's wedding to Tafadzwa Wakatama on Saturday have caused a stir, with many asking where they could buy copies. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Slikour's 37618 Store Partners With Bozza Music to Sell African Music Across the Continent Simply By Sending a Text

[Digital Content Africa]The latest video clip interviews from Smart Monkey TV can be found at the bottom of this blog - See the new website. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Remembering the Late Milton Blake On the 70th Anniversary of His Birth

[Fahamu]Blake and this writer created the Black Music Association's Toronto Chapter in 1984 to plug African-Canadian music makers into the international music market. It was a huge success. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: The Grain Steps Up Old Skool Themed Gigs

[The Herald]After what appears to be a routine for most Harare night spots that offer nothing but just music and booze, The Grain located at the Newlands Shopping Centre is moving a gear up in hosting old skool parties featuring different club DJs on rotation. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Alexio Kawara Sings Human Rights in U.S.

[New Zimbabwe]ZIMBABWEAN vocalist Alexio Kawara has joined up with accomplished US musician Wil Seabrook to and the band Rock For Human Rights on nationwide American tour to raise awareness about human rights through song. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gukurahundi Visual Artist Ventures Into Music

[New Zimbabwe]FIREBRAND visual artist Owen Maseko, once jailed for displaying visuals depicting the Matebeleland Gukurahundi massacres, has ventured into music, giving protest works another platform. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Olawale Drops Debut Album

[This Day]Olawale Ojo, the winner of the reality show, MTN Project Fame Season 6 has finally dropped his debut album, titled, "Almost Famous," last week in Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Serengeti Fiesta Festival Leaves Mark in Singida Region

[Daily News]Singida -STAR-studded local musicians wowed the crowd at Serengeti Fiesta festival that took place on Friday at the Namfua stadium in Singida. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Nosa Wins African Artist of the Year At the GTMAs

[This Day]Chocolate City's Nosa is arguably one of the biggest revelations of the year; and last week he added another award to his growing list of awards by being named the African Artist of the Year at the Gospel Touch Music Awards (GTMAs) which held in London, UK. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Joe, Norman Brown Bring the House Down

[Observer]For the seventh year running, the Nile Gold Jazz Safari kept its consistency. It was back at the Kampala Serena hotel last Friday. Felix Eupal breaks down how it went on. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Kayayi Produces Fine Music From Poor Neighbourhood

[New Times]As a resident producer at Celebrity Music Studios in Gatsata, Jean-Blaise Kayayi's typical day revolves around nurturing dreams of up-and-coming musicians. This however, comes with its own share of challenges, he told Moses Opobo. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Gospel Artistes Pay Tribute to Kanyamibwa Tonight

[New Times]Local gospel artistes will this evening perform at a concert in memory of Patrick Kanyamibwa, a journalist who fervently promoted gospel music in the country. Kanyamibwa died in a road accident on September 10, aged 32 and is survived by his wife Jeanine Keza and one child. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Music Crossroads Malawi to Release Musical Strides Book and Lobbies for Inclusion in the Educational Curriculum

[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -The book which Music Crossroads Malawi has written says it will enable to increase knowledge of music to learners in the country. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Slizer to Launch DVD in Zim

[The Herald]Slizer's love for Zimbabwe seems to grow with each visit to the country. The Motswana music and dance star -- born Kaledi Naisara -- who has toured the country several times over the last couple of years, has decided to launch her DVD album titled "Bazooker" in Harare. She is expected in the country tomorrow for the launch set for Private Lounge on Thursday. Besides the "Bazooker" DVD launch, the trip will also see Slizer playing a prominent part in Tongai "Dhewa" Moyo commemorations set for this weekend. (AllAfrica)


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