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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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Jermaine Jackson Speaks on P Square’s Michael Jackson Tribute Video

The Late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was given a befitting tribute by P-Square in their latest video for the song “Personally”. Here’s what MJ’s big brother Jermaine Jackson had to say about it.The P-Square US Tour 2013 commences next month. Details coming soon.*O.O* (africahit.com)


Mandela's health may overshadow Obama's return to Africa

President Obama touched down aware that Nelson Mandela was on life-support and even closer to death than he was before the president and the first family boarded Air Force One Wednesday, unnerved by Mandela's declining health and certain that his passing would dramatically alter the Obamas' first extensive tour of sub-Saharan Africa. (africahit.com)


DJ Drama's South Africa trip (video)

DJ Drama drops off a new vlog documenting his annual trip to Johannesburg, South Africa. Watch as he parties it up at SWAY Sandton nightclub and brags about what a great time he had. Shot by Studio Space Pictures. (africahit.com)


Alpha Blondy's mystic sound

Alpha Blondy's 16th studio album, the self produced Mystic Power, is no exception to Alpha’s tried and tested formula of bringing new creative elements from other genres to reggae. (africahit.com)


MTV Africa All Stars Concert with Snoop Dogg, D’Banj, Fally Ipupa, Tuface, ...(VIDEO)

Watch video highlights from the MTV Africa All Stars Concert held in Durban, South Africa this past weekend. (africahit.com)


Obama to visit South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania

President Obama will visit three African nations this summer.The White House says the president and first lady Michelle Obama will leave on June 26, stopping in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. Obama will meet with government figures as well as leaders from the business, civil society and youth communities. (africahit.com)


FALLY IPUPA HEAT UP THE LINEUP FOR MTV AFRICA ALL STARS KWAZULU-NATAL WITH SNOOP LION

Durban/Johannesburg, 30 April 2013: Fally Ipupa (@fallyipupa01) and Professor(@professorkalawa) are the latest stars to sign up for MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion, the urban music extravaganza staged by MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and KwaZulu-Natal Province in Durban. (africahit.com)


Aliko Dangote, the Richest African Man! (video)

The richest African is Nigerian Aliko Dangote, worth $16.1 Billion. Dangote is a venerable philanthropist, who has given away over $100 million to causes in health, education, flood relief and poverty alleviation. The Nigerian-born businessman retains his position as Africa’s richest man for the 3rd year in a row. (africahit.com)


Kaysha – Viver Sem Ti (Music Video)

I remember a decade ago, it was virtually impossible to watch any music channel on DSTV for a whole day without seeing Kaysha’s “One Love” or “On Dit Quoi” videos. He won several awards back then, including the prestigious Kora Award for Best African Act in 2000. I became a HUGE fan of the Congolese superstar right away. Since then, he’s not exactly been able to hit those dizzy heights. (africahit.com)


Akon "I really want to make the biggest impact in Africa." (video)

The Senegalese-American singer is putting the final touches to his fourth studio album, expected to be released in June, nearly 10 years after he first rose to fame with his 2004 debut offering "Trouble." (africahit.com)


Zimbabwe: Maskiri's Obert Mpofu Jest Line 'Disappears'

[New Zimbabwe]HE has always been known as the bad boy king of controversy and he has always lived up to his antics. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Davido Again Beats Wizkid

[Independent]For the second time in three months, wave making artiste, Davido, has another reason to celebrate as the Aye singer won African Artiste of the Year at the AFRIMMA 2014 making it the third time the talented singer will be awarded this year. The artiste also won the 'Best West African Artiste' award and earlier this year, Davido won the same categories at the MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Big Mike's Absolut Valhalla

[Observer]Music genres have over the years dominated the dance floor, from the likes of reggae and dancehall, to techno and reggaeton. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Akon, Wale Perform At Wizkid's Concert in New York

[Independent]Ayo Balogun better known as Wizkid performed last Saturday thrilled his fans at his concert held at Irving Plaza, New York City but thrilled them even more when he brought on stage some of US' biggest acts - Akon and rapper Wale. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gospel Artiste Set to Conquer Region

[The Herald]Botswana-based Zimbabwsean musician Cecilia Chitsinde Mushininga is out to conquer the region as she spreads her musical wings beyond the country's borders. Mushininga who recently released her second album, "Aneni" and a follow up DVD raised the local flag high on a prestigious DSTV gospel channel One Gospel. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Zima Invites Submissions

[The Herald]THE Zimbabwe Music Awards has introduced a new online submission system for artists who are to submit their works for the awards which to be held in October this year. In an interview with this publication, ZIMA Founder and Chairman Joseph Nyadzayo said the move is meant to be in line with technology as well as to allow musicians to submit their entries from anywhere as long as they can have internet access. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Goldfish Live for Vic Falls Fest

[The Herald]South Africa's finest artistes, Goldfish Live together with Beatenberg of the "Pluto" (Remember You) fame will this year headline the third edition of the Jameson Vic Falls Carnival slated for December 29 to 31. The artistes that have not performed in the country before expressed excitement about the development saying they were ready to thrill. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gospel Artiste in Street Album Launch

[The Herald]Upcoming gospel singer, Itai Sandras will launch his second album at the corner of First Street Mall and George Silundika Avenue in a move that is meant to popularise his project with the public. Slated for end of August, the album launch will see big names like Blessing Shumba, Irene Tigere and Primrose Cement performing at the open air arena. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Ammara's Emotional Account

[The Herald]Lovemore Meya -The environment was emotional and most people in the audience fought back tears when Ammara Brown, the stepdaughter to the late mbira exponent Chiwoniso Maraire, chronicled a touching account of their relationship, describing her stepmother as a cultural icon. The songstress said there were many facets to Chiwoniso. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Kilamba Centre Honours Guitarists Marito and Zé Keno

[ANGOP]Luanda -The guitar-players Marito and Zé Keno will be honoured on Sunday as part of the August edition of Muzongué da Tradição programme, happening at Luanda?s Kilamba Recreational and Cultural Centre. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Juliani On Familiarisation Trip

[The Star]Contemporary rapper Juliani has taken up the fight for our elephants. He has joined hands with the Hands Off Our Elephants campaign and thus he will make a trip to Amboseli to familiarise himself with wildlife conservation. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Namibia Loses Iconic Artist

[Namibian]INTERNATIONALLY renowned visual artist Susan Mitchinson passed away last Monday, 21 July. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Music Has a Part of Me Attached to It - Lindsey Abudei

[Premium Times]Lindsey Abudei is a neo-soul singer currently based in Abuja. She started out as a professional singer about four years ago and has collaborated with MI and Jesse Jagz. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: SA-Based Zim Musicians to Rock Heroes Gala

[New Zimbabwe]ZIMBABWEAN artistes who are based in South Africa are set to trek home to perform at the Heroes Day musical gala to be held in Plumtree next month. (AllAfrica)


Mali: When Bassekou Kouyate Met Taj Mahal

[ThinkAfricaPress]The coming together of African American blues titan Taj Mahal and legendary Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate in London resulted in sheer jubilance. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Vincent Tanui On How a Coalition of DJs Was Forged

[New Times]Uptown DJz is a professional DJ unit consisting of four members; DJ Vince; DJ Soft; DJ Jessy, and MC T. Moses Opobo caught up with the founder and head of the group, Vincent Tanui, aka DJ Vince. He spoke about how the group was formed and the shared vision. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Zhakata's Gospel Somersault

[The Herald]Zora music exponent Leonard Zhakata's latest offering indicates a transition from liberation theology to prosperity gospel. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Government Assures Schools of Adequate Security During Music Festivals

[The Star]The government has put in place adequate security measures for schools participating in this year's music festivals to be held in Mombasa. Joseph Karuga from the school heads association says they will work with security agents to ensure their safety. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Christopher Releases New Single

[New Times]Local sensational Rn'B/Pop singer Christopher has released a new hit, Agatima. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 2face Changes Name to 'Tu-Baba'

[Vanguard]Pop singer, Innocent Idibia has finally dropped his stage name, 2face, saying that after ascending with the release of his sixth album, he has decided to change his name to Tu-baba. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Timeless Tuku-Ringo Duet Cools SA Xenophobic Tensions

[CAJ News]Johannesburg -LIKE the proverbial old wine, a collaboration between South Africa's Ringo Madlingozi, and Zimbabwean colleague, Oliver Mtukudzi, is sounding better with age and healing the rift among the nationals from the two neighbouring countries. (AllAfrica)


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