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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.


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Liberia: Geno - the Policy Wonk With a Knack for Music

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As a child growing up in the United States and Liberia, Eugene Herring had a knack for music, but sometimes it came with many a spanking when he listened to songs not meant for his ears. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: New Release - Kangfore's 'Xel Si Kaw Xel' Mixtape

[The Point] Kangfore Marong, a hip-hop singer, is expected to release his Mixtape entitled 'Xel Si Kaw Xel', which comprises sixteen tracks, on 6 May 2017 at Alliance Franchise. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: T Smallz Returns From Abi International Reggae Festival

[The Point] Trouble Smallz, a Gambian reggae dancehall singer, has returned from performing in the Abi International Reggae Festival at the Ivorian commercial city of Abidjan on 6 through 9 April 2017. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: King James Phiri in Double Album Launch This Year

[Nyasa Times] Two years down the line after Gospel artist King James Phiri released his album Mukumane ndi Moyo Wanga which was a darling to many, he is back in the studios, now working on two albums. (AllAfrica)


Zambia: Diamond Platnumz Courts L/Stone Music Lovers

[Times of Zambia] Diamond Platnumz will headline tomorrow's Mosi Day of Thunder in Livingstone. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: I Will Even Sing in Parliament to Make My Point - Bobi Wine

[Monitor] Kampala -Until yesterday, renowned local singer Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi popularly known by his stage name as Bobi Wine, had kept people guessing on whether he will at one time join politics or not. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mafikizolo Jets In

[The Herald] South African duo Mafikizolo is expected in the country today ahead of their concert set for Harare International Conference Centre tomorrow. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Diamond Platnumz's Wife to Grace Tea Event

[The Herald] Tanzanian award-winning musician Diamond Platnumz's wife, Zari Hassan will be in the country this Friday afternoon ahead of The High Tea event, scheduled to take place the following day at Organikks, Chisipite. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Upcoming Dancehall Musician Silent Killer On the Rise

[The Herald] Upcoming dancehall musician Jimmy Mudereri whose stage name is Silent Killer might be the next big thing in the genre judging from the response his songs have been getting lately. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Davido Blames 'Traitors' for Isiaka Adeleke's Death

[Premium Times] Popular musician, David Adedeji Adeleke, also known as Davido has cancelled Osogbo, the Osun State capital, from his 8-city Back To Basics 2017 Tour following the death of his uncle, Isiaka Adeleke, a senator. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Nyundo Music School Graduates Scoop Primus Guma Guma Deal

[New Times] The band also performed during Airtel's 'Tera Story' campaign that was headlined by Riderman, King James and The Ben, before heading to Uganda, where they supported The Ben during his debut performance in Kampala called 'The Ben Life in Kampala.' (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Auddy Kelly Takes a Break From Music

[New Times] Afro-pop and R&b singer Auddy Kelly has announced that he is taking a break from music. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Stop Profane Music Videos

[Ghana Star] Gospel musician, Joyce Blessing has lashed out at secular musicians who produce risque videos to accompany their songs and wishes TV stations in the country would stop airing such tasteless clips. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Diplo Impresses At Uganda's Premiere DJs-Only Concert

[Observer] Electronic dance music (EDM) is a term that has been given to the panoply of musical styles, ranging from those without a beat to house, techno and trance music, among others. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Musician Mwathunga Releases Single

[Nyasa Times] Gifted with a golden voice, another promising worship Singer Lia Mwathunga has released a single titled 'I need your strength' which has already gone viral on different social media platforms with many describing it as a song full of grace. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Jamaican Musician Hill to Perfom in Lilongwe

[Nyasa Times] Son to late Joseph Hill who was leader of the famous Jamaican based Reggae Group Culture is expected to perform live in Malawi on 3rd June 2017 courtesy of Impakt Events. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Contemporary Musician Selmor Mtukudzi in Community Initiative Drive

[The Herald] Contemporary musician Selmor Mtukudzi has launched a project dubbed the "Selmor Community Initiative" in which the singer will be advocating for and promoting messages on issues affecting women, children and the vulnerable members of society. The project will see the songbird joining hands with her husband Tendai Manatsa and other artistes in imparting music skills to staff members at Chitungwiza Central Hospital, where she unveiled the initiative recently. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Manding Empire Set to Mark 4th Anniversary

[Daily Observer] Manding Empire, one of the music fan groups in the country is set to celebrate its 4th year anniversary on the 22nd of April at the Independence Stadium, in Bakau. The event is expected to attract a number of stars including Uganda's music superstar- Eddy Kenzo. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Deep Jahi Inks Deal With TJ Records, Release New Music

[Daily Observer] Deep Jahi became a household name after he won the 2012 staging of the Magnum Kings and Queens of Dancehall talent show. His fan base began growing rapidly after the release of his break-out single Life Goes On. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Dj Pius Talks About His Latest Song 'Wabulila Wa'

[New Times] Pius is just fresh from his longest professional tour to date, one that kicked off in Uganda in February, and wound up in Switzerland a month later: (AllAfrica)


Uganda: 'Evergreen' Maddoxx Sematimba Is Back

[Observer] David Ssemanda aka Maddoxx Sematimba is one of the few Ugandans whose music spells timelessness. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Musicians Spice Up Independence Celebrations

[The Herald] The National Sports Stadium was a hive of activity yesterday as thousands of people celebrated 37 years of independence. As early as 7am, thousands were already trickling the stadium waiting for their favourite activities to take place. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Musician Nyau King Links Up With South Africa's Uhuru

[Nyasa Times] Malawi music superstar Tay Grin, also popularly known as Nyau King this past weekend linked up with South Africa's music heavyweights Uhuru in the capital Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)


Burundi: Monument to Be Erected in Memory of Famous Drummer

[Iwacu] "Burundi lost a cultural hero, a man of great value. Following his outstanding achievements in the promotion of the country's culture, notably the drum culture, the government plans to erect a monument in his memory", said Jean Bosco Hitimana, Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport. He said this on 17 April at the funeral of Antime Baranshakaje, the guardian of the sacred drum at Gishora sanctuary in Gitega Province. The Minister says Baranshakaje spent his entire life protecting the sacred drum with bravery (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Glo Kick-Starts Nationwide Mega Music Tour in Awka

[This Day] Telecommunications company, Globacom, last Saturday kick-started its Mega Music Nationwide Tour in Awka, Anambra State, with multiple waves of musical explosions that kept young residents of the prime Eastern city elated and energised. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Rocking the Daisies and Oppikoppi to Join Forces

[News24Wire] Steyn Entertainment on Tuesday morning announced that Rocking the Daisies Music and Lifestyle Festival will be collaborating with OppiKoppi for the 2017 event, ahead of the festival's 12 year anniversary. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Cindy Goes Live in Guvnor

[Monitor] More than anything, Cindy is a passionate performer, one who puts her heart and soul in a stage performance that even as threads of sweat start lining her face, she will be asking fans for the next song they would like her to perform. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Morgan Heritage Leaves Lasting Impression

[Monitor] Last Thursday, Morgan Heritage, a Grammy award winning reggae band staged a memorable show at Lugogo Cricket Oval. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Nobody Is Equal to Me, Wizkid Boasts

[Vanguard] During the week, arguments about whose latest single is a bigger hit surfaced and went viral on social media between the fans of Davido and Wizkid. In February, Davido released the audio and visuals to his first single in 2017 titled 'If', while Wizkid released the audio and visuals to his first single in 2017 titled 'Come closer', featuring American rapper, Drake just last weekend. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Ghetto Kids Crew Dances Better Than Chris Brown - French Montana

[allAfrica] The popular U.S. rapper was recently in Uganda shooting a documentary called The Motherland. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Dj Stavo's 'The Journey' Video Goes Viral

[Financial Gazette] REGIONALLY acclaimed entertainer DJ Stavo (real name Steven Sanders) is really a man on mission and his long musical journey is bearing fruits. (AllAfrica)


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