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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

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)


Gambia: Jazz Appreciation - Quincy Jones: the Maestro

[The Point] As we prepare to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month and International Jazz Day in the month of April, we are excited to feature one of the most celebrated and influential Jazz musicians of the 20th Century. He is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, and Jazz trumpeter. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry, and he has a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, and a Grammy Legend Award given in 1991. His contribution (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Vanessa Mdee's Sister Launches Music Career With Debut Single "Shuga"

[Capital FM] Tanzanian songstress Vanessa Mdee's sister, Mimi Mars, launches her music career with debut single "SHUGA." (AllAfrica)


Africa: 5ive Music's Aibee Abidoye On Its Exclusive Deal With Etisalat, Why the Current Mobile Music Business Is Broken and Efforts to Get Artists and Songwriters Paid

[Digital Content Africa] 5ive Music was launched in Lagos in July 2016 as a way of exploiting rights from three music labels in Nigeria: Chocolate City Music, Cabal/Storm 360 and NowMuzik. It has focused on getting right the relationships on digital content with the mobile operators. Russell Southwood spoke to 5ive Music's General Manager Aibee Abidoye about the problems with the current business model for mobile music. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Music Copyright Society License Renewal Declined

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Copyright Board has declined to renew the license of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) for the year 2017. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gospel Musician Sings Against Poverty

[The Herald] Gospel music singer and song writer Linia Wutete has dedicated her latest album, "Handidi Nhamo Volume 4", to preaching against poverty.Perhaps being clear with the fact that what ones desires in life is what they get, Wutete knows quite well that singing against poverty is a way of making her point. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Three Ways Upcoming Liberian Musicians Can Break Into Mainstream Music

[Observer] Nowadays, breaking into mainstream music requires lots of hard work and personal sacrifice, including learning the tricks that can make it work. No matter how talented you are, failure is certain if you don't put your feet to work. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Police Interrogates Singer Kapo Over Gun Posters

[Monitor] Kampala -Local Kadongokamu singer Kazibwe Kapo was yesterday interrogated by Katwe police over gun posters a head of his music concert. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Probe Music Cash Claim

[Nation] The Music Copyright Society, as the custodian of the interests of composers, collects royalties on behalf of the members and is required to remit the proceeds to them. (AllAfrica)


East Africa: Musicians Mourn Death of Leading Congolese Music Promoter Tamukati Ndongala

[Nation] Leading Congolese music promoter Tamukati Ndongala is dead. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Most of My Songs Are Revealed to Me in My Dreams - Moadiah

[Vanguard] New Nigerian singing sensation, MoAdiah, born Morenike Akiodu is a UK-based gospel and inspirational singer, ready to make her point in the Nigerian music scene. And she did it in a flamboyant way penultimate Friday at the Aquarium Lounge, Victoria Island, Lagos where she released her debut album titled 'Free Love' to the listening pleasure and delight of a select audience. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: I Didn't Pay Timaya a Kobo to Feature On My Song - - Minjin

[Vanguard] Swaga Records Afro-Pop/R'n'B singer, Adewale Lawanson Junior, aka 'Minjin', has dismissed speculations that he may have paid Timaya a lot of money to jump on his Orbeat produced new single, Baby Kojo, which he released on Monday, 13th February, as a special valentine gift to his fans and lovers of good music. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Martin Magomero Aka John Pen Speaks Out in 'Freedom' Music Video

[Nyasa Times] Just like a soothing voice in stupor moments, John Pen's music might be the antidote of comfort for Africans particularly Malawians especially in this time of social and economic privation. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Sauti Za Busara Comes Under Examination

[Daily News] This year was not the first time for Zanzibar's House of Representative Chairperson, Hamza Hassan Juma, to visit the Sauti za Busara (SzB) international music festival. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Channel O Approves Haso's Music Video 'We Here'

[Nyasa Times] Rapper Haso has started 2017 on a bright note. Not only has he released a budding hit single 'Get Paid', the artist has recently been greeted with news that his 2016 single 'We here' has been approved by Channel O. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Musician Berita's Got Surprises for Her Fans

[New Zimbabwe] "This song is certainly one to brighten your day when all seems gloomy and mundane," said the 25-year-old Zimbabwe-born songstress who honed her singing skills in East London, while studying financial information systems at Walter Sisulu University (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Beauty for Ashes Record New Album

[New Times] Popular Gospel music group, Beauty For Ashes, is currently busy working on their latest album titled, Renaissance. The album is the third since the band launched in 2010. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Under New Management - BBM Platform Seeks to Leverage Its 22 Million African Users With a Package of Music, Video, Games and E-Commerce

[Digital Content Africa] The death of Blackberry as a mass retail handset company has led to the licensing of its BBM platform to an Indonesian company. What's this got to do with Africa? CEO of BBM Matthew Talbot explained it all to Russell Southwood. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: From Tailoring to Music - Meet Allen Jay

[The Point] Meet Alieu Jallow aka Allen Jay, a young artist in the making, who cross carpeted from tailoring into music. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Cape Town Rapper Jitsvinger to Tour Netherlands

[GroundUp] South African Road Trip: Celebrating Life uses music, dance, poetry and video to show the diversity of life in the Cape (AllAfrica)


Zambia: Pompi to Release More Music Videos

[Times of Zambia] Lota house Gospel singer Pompi will this year release more music videos in order to market his music locally and internationally. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Tuface You Are Not a Politician but a Musician, Protest With Music - Gordons

[Vanguard] Popular Nigerian comedian, Gordons, has urged singer, Tuface to use music, a tool he is familiar with to protest and pass across his message to government at all levels. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Habida Releases New Single 'Sweet Love'

[Capital FM] MTV-award winning Kenyan songbird Habida Moloney releases her new single "SWEET LOVE". (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Reggae Musician Wailer Goes International

[New Zimbabwe] Award-winning Zimbabwean raggae musician Joe Wailer recently released an album in New York targeting an international audience. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Court Okays Pop Diva Madonna to Adopt Twins

[CSJNews] Blantyre -A court sitting in Malawi capital Lilongwe has granted international pop diva Madonna permission to adopt twin girls from the southern African nation. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: From Jamaica With Music - Enter Lester Lewis, Singing Rose

[Leadership] A Jamaican reggae melody couple on tour of Nigeria fortified with kingdom culture music berths in Abuja, spreading the message of peace, love and patriotism. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Nyasa Music Awards Party Shuts Down City

[Nyasa Times] After successfully holding African Print Party at 15 Sports Pub in Blantyre, Nyasa Music Awards organisers have set their eyes in Lilongwe where a similar party will take place at Cockpit on February 24. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Gospel Stars Headline Himbaza Festival

[New Times] Gospel music lovers turned up in big numbers for the first edition of Himbaza Gospel festival on Sunday evening at Kigali Serena Hotel. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Charly & Nina Scoop Hipipo Music Award

[New Times] Rwanda's fast rising duo Charly and Nina on Saturday evening, scooped the 'Song of the Year: Rwanda', accolade for their song Indoro at the fifth edition of the prestigious Hipipo Music Awards that were held in Kampala, at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The song features Burundi's Big Fizzo. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Exciting Night With Zimpraise

[The Herald] Fans were in for an exciting session with ZimPraise at Ster Kinekor cinema where they launched their 10th season DVD "The Pentecost" on Thursday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Chimbetu Gives Rural Folks Rare Treat

[The Herald] It's almost mid-morning and hundreds of people are gathered at Jecha Township in Rusape waiting for musicians Suluman Chimbetu and Faheem Somanje to perform. (AllAfrica)


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