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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:How Far Will Emerson's Vision Take Z'bar Music?

[Citizen] At a time when music awards in Tanzania have taken a long-term hiatus, hearing of any award that targets musicians is something that's greeted with both joy and a bit of uncertainty. Recently in Zanzibar, a beacon of light was left gleaming as the Sauti za Busara festivities came to a close. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Junior Brown, Tehn Diamond in Hip-Hop Tour

[The Herald] Hip-hop fanatics are in for a treat tomorrow as two of Zimbabwe's finest hip-hop stars Junior Brown and Tehn Diamond take their art to the streets of Mufakose. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:When Musicians Struggle to Deal With Fame

[New Times] The most trending names on the local showbiz circuit at the moment are Charly, Nina, and Alex Muyoboke. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Ammara, Stunner and Ex-Q Lead Zim Urban Assault On London's O2 Arena

[New Zimbabwe] "I'M just genuinely looking forward to levelling up for my country and for my people," Mukoko hit-maker Ammara Brown told a press conference in London this Tuesday ahead of the ZIM CONNECT '18 Live Music Concert this weekend. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:MAN Kickstarts Museum of Namibian Music

[Namibian] THE Museums Association of Namibia (MAN) hosted a stakeholder's workshop earlier this week in its first step towards the development of The Museum of Namibian Music. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:I Have Big Music Plans in Kigali - Irene Ntale

[New Times] Ugandan singer, songwriter, and guitarist Irene Ntale will perform in Kigali for her second time on February 23 where she will headline the Kigali Jazz Junction. The 28-year-old's music is a blend of R&B, reggae, and acoustic soul and is known for her songs like Sembera, Gyobera, Stay with Me, and Love letter. Sharon Kantengwa caught up with the singer who shared her musical journey and plans for her presence in Kigali. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Betty Makaya Resurfaces

[The Herald] South Africa-based urban grooves musician Betty Makaya, who went into hibernation for some years, has broken the silence with a love single titled "It's Complicated" as she seeks to revive her lost glory in music circles. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Choral Group Vabvuwi Release 19th Album

[The Herald] Choral group - Harare MUMC Choir (Vabvuwi), formerly Harare West MUMC Choir - can rightly claim to have over the years contributed to the growth of gospel music in Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Singer Banky W Re-Brands Record Label

[Premium Times] Pop artiste Bankole Wellington (aka Banky W), has announced the rebranding of his record label, Empire Mates Entertainment (E.M.E.). (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Davido Announces His Songs Go Diamond, Platinum in Sales

[Premium Times] Nigerian pop star, David Adeleke aka Davido, has announced that his hit songs "If" and "Fall" have gone diamond and platinum in sales respectively. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:Nigerian Music Star Davido to Perform in Kigali

[New Times] Nigerian music star Davido will perform in Kigali on March 3 as part of his 30 Billion Africa Tour concerts. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Timmy Tdat and Otile Brown End Beef With a Jam Song

[Nairobi News] Rapper Timmy Tdat and RnB singer Otile Brown have ended their beef that had at some point seen them exchange blows at a dinner party hosted by bongo flava star Vanessa Mdee two weeks ago in Nairobi. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Male Artists Trapped By 'Exotic' Woman?

[263Chat] One would think Zimbabwe is suffering from a deficiency of beautiful woman after witnessing what can be likened to a 'gold rush' by male musicians as they stampede to South Africa to get models who appear in their their videos. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:'Nitori' Is an Epitome of Great Music - Princess Olabuju

[Leadership] Princess Iyabo Olajubu is the daughter of late songstress, Reagent Bunmi Olajubu a.k.a 'bata mi a dun koko ka' whose song has been an evergreen. For those from yesteryears, they would understand the impact the family is making in the music industry. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:David Alaba's Sister, Rose May, Eyes Nigerian Music Industry

[Premium Times] Many Nigerians are looking forward to the day Bayern Munich forward, David Alaba, will play for the Super Eagles. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Value in Ambiguity - Listening to Art Music in Contemporary South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] How does one think about classical Western music in 2018 in South Africa? And what place do the creators of such works occupy on the country's cultural landscape? For me, these questions were prompted during the recent world premiere performances of three new piano works by Graham Newcater. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Why Death of Mowzey Radio May Stop His Music

[Observer] The tragic death of Moses Ssekibogo, aka Mowzey Radio, early this month is a macabre tale that left the whole country in fright. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Nigerian Clergy Hits Top 40 On Global Music Chart

[This Day] Minna -A Nigerian Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Christian Achinivu, has been rated among world top 40 Best Singers and Songwriters. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:The Return of Mtm's Nutty O

[Zimbabwe Standard] Promising dancehall artist Nutty O is back at Military Touch Movement's (MTM) JP Studios after recuperating from an illness that left him bedridden for over a month, The Standard Style can reveal. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Has Jah Prayzah Done One Collabo Too Many?

[The Herald] Quite a number of things seem to tear Zimbabweans apart at the seams. We have not been agreeing on a whole lot of things over the past two decades. While it may be universally acknowledged that the sky is blue, it would not be totally out of the ordinary if a debate ensued in Zimbabwe and people argued on totally different corners with people throwing alternative colours including that the sky is topaz, turquoise, cadet and a whole host of other colours. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Makedenge Releases Second Album

[The Herald] Gospel musician Elder Makedenge believes his second album "Huyai Tinamate" will assist a number of souls to come closer to God. In an interview, the upcoming musician said he was after soul searching and his music was mostly worshiping songs. "We are looking forward to turn a number of people's livesthrough music and that is the why my first and second albums have worshipping songs," he said. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:22 Years After, Ivie Liberty Drops Second Single

[Vanguard] Twenty-two years after she dumped music to concentrate on her studies, Felix Liberty's daughter, Ivie has dropped her latest hot single titled, " Zionite." (AllAfrica)


Liberia:Meet the Guy Who Is Exporting Liberian Music to the World

[Observer] About a decade ago, before the coming of Tunesliberia.com, Liberian musicians were finding it difficult to get their music across the entire country. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Jah Prayzah Unveils Jah Cure Collaboration

[The Herald] When musician Jah Prayzah announced his intention to collaborate with Diamond Platinumz on his album "Mudhara Vachauya" many people thought it would be his biggest achievement. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Songbird Zani Challe Nominated in AMI Awards Afrika 2018

[Nyasa Times] South African-based Malawian super songstress Zani Challe has been nominated for the award of the 2018 best female new comer in the African Music Industry Awards (AMIA) Afrika - People's Choice awards. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:I Have Achieved More Than I Expected - Jah Prayzah

[263Chat] Multi award winning Zimbabwean musician Mukudze Mukombe popularly known as Jah Prayzah says he has outdone himself and has achieved more than he ever hoped for. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Musician to Celebrate Duet in Beitbridge

[The Herald] Jah Prayzah will tomorrow celebrate the release of his collaboration with Jamaica's Jah Cure with a show at Pagomba Café in Beitbridge. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Musician Larry Collaborates With South African Singer

[The Herald] Gospel musician Pastor Lawrence Gunda, better known as Worshipper Larry in music circles, has collaborated with renowned South African gospel artist Minister Harry Kgomosotho on a remix of his song titled "Sithi Uyingcwele" (Anonzi Mutsvene). (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Cindy Drops Valentine's Video

[The Herald] In the spirit of celebrating love this Valentine's Day,award winning songbird Cindy Munyavi drops a juicy video for her song "Clap For My Babie" on YouTube today. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Safaricom Launches Songa Music Streaming Service

[Capital FM] Dubbed "SONGA by Safaricom," the newly launched all-inclusive music streaming service offers a wide variety of music to consumers and serves as an additional platform for artistes to sell their music. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Peter 'P-Square' Announces First Solo Tour

[Vanguard] Peter of the estranged Psquare has announced plans to commence his first solo tour after split from group. (AllAfrica)


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