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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

Nigeria:Tiwa Savage, Wizkid Plan New Collabo

[Vanguard] Following the huge success of 'Ma Lo', and their decision to remain best friends off and on the stage, singers Wizkid and Tiwa Savage have revealed plans to release another joint single. (AllAfrica)


Lesotho:SA Gospel Songstress Dates Maseru

[Lesotho Times] Mohalenyane Phakela/Nthatuoa Koeshe (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Amani's Hubby Lands Plum Job at Safaricom

[Nairobi News] Sultry songbird Amani's Nigerian husband Chinasa Udeala has been appointed the new General Manager of Safaricom's music streaming service, Songa. (AllAfrica)


Africa:African Art Travels Where African Artists Cannot

[This is Africa] The Evora Africa festival hosted at the historic Palace of the Dukes of Cadaval in Portugal aimed to celebrate the ever-expanding wealth of Africa's cultural heritage and uncover the many faces of a contemporary Africa, the continent of the future, where sacred rituals of the past merge with urban art of a vibrant, modern and changing world. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Burna Boy Lands Publishing Deal With Universal Music

[Guardian] Nigerian based Afro-fusion singer Burna Boy, whose Life on the Outside tour in the USA is still on-going, has signed a publishing deal with Universal Music USA. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:'Sugu' to Sue Basata Over 'Leaked Song' Ban

[Citizen] Dodoma -Mbeya Urban MP Joseph Mbilinyi, popularly known as MC Sugu is planning to sue the National Arts Council popularly known by its Kiswahili acronym as Basata over the body's recent ban of his rap song. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mtukudzi Tuku Goes for Big Day in Nyanga

[The Herald] Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi will tomorrow make his annual journey to Nyanga where he headlines winter festivities at Montclair Hotel and Casino. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Coco WeAfrica Releases New Album

[The Herald] Afro beat artist Coco WeAfrica (real name Combination Chauya) will tomorrow launch his debut six-track EP titled "Follow Me" at Club 1+1, Longcheng Plaza. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Gospel Hip Hop Intercessor Bounces Back With a Single 'Phawa'

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Gospel hip hop artist popularly known by his stage name Intercessor, real name Robin Pemba says in July this year he is bouncing back with a new single titled 'Phawa' after gaining maturity in terms of lyrics. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mannex and Zimreggastra Take Reggae Uptown

[263Chat] One of Zimbabwe's top reggae crooners, Emmanuel Motsi aka Mannex and his Zimreggestra band will be taking his ground breaking act uptown at the PaPosition Bar and Lounge in Avondale this Friday, 22 June, 2018. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Burna Boy Signs Deal With Universal Music

[Premium Times] Nigerian afro-fusion artiste, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy has signed a music publishing deal with Universal Music, USA. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Musician Makes Waves in Ukraine

[The Herald] In an age of the phenomenal growth of Afropop music dominated by Nigerian and East African artistes, Zimbabwe may soon be ending its search for a Davido or a Diamond Platinumz. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Moses Ochie of 'Fellyx & Mozzyx' Fame Dies Aged 49

[Premium Times] Moses Ochie, the one half of veteran Nigerian pop duo, Fellyx n' Mozzyx, is dead. He died on Saturday night. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:New Album Brings Back Sungura King Macheso

[The Herald] Alick Macheso's previous two albums before his recent release -- "Dzinosvitsa Kure" - got his fans worried. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Vivian Hits the Studio With Mellow Voiced Githurai Girl

[Nairobi News] Kenyan songstress Vivian Wambui, better known as Vivian, has hit the studio with the 13-year-old Githurai girl who warmed hearts with a melodious rendition of Alicia Keys' hit song Girl on Fire. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Here's Songbird Ray C's Wish When She Dies

[Nairobi News] One-time bongo flava superstar Ray C, has asked the Tanzanian media not to play her songs when she dies. The songbird, who is currently living in Kenya, made the wish just days after fellow bongo artiste Sam wa Ukweli was laid to rest. (AllAfrica)


East Africa:East African MP Musicians Jaguar, Professor Jay, Mr Sugu, Bobi Wine for Major Mash Up

[Nairobi News] Four Members of Parliament in East Africa, who first rose to fame through music, are planning to team up for a mash up collabo that should be a major hit. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Winter Warmer Concert Lives to Billing

[The Herald] Man of-the-moment Alick Macheso brought the house down with a three-song, but magnificent performance at the winter warmer concert last Friday night. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Maxwell Olloto Set to Launch 'Muyeseni Yesu' Album On 1 July

[Nyasa Times] Lilongwe based electric stage performer, Maxwell Olloto says all is set for his long awaited 'Muyeseni Yesu' double album launch scheduled to take place on 1 July at the confluence of all gospel music lovers in Lilongwe, Sheafer ICA Marquee. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Bode Blaq Silently Claiming Homefront in Alternative Music

[Guardian] We are in a climate where infinite musical choices are a click away. BodeBlaq is finally becoming the life of alternative genre with his music and here is a list of his favourite songs that are essential to the status he currently holds. (AllAfrica)


Liberia:The Man Who Created Demand for Liberian Music

[Observer] Back in the early 1960s, Liberian Broadcasting Corporation and top hangout spots like the Ducor Hotel ballroom primarily kept their fans entertained with foreign music, creating a situation that made Liberian music unfamiliar and unpopular. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:The Trumpet Comes to Rhumba Nights

[The Herald] Bolt the Trumpet and Mafaro band will be guests at this week's rhumba night at Food Nest. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Alexio Warms to Stage With Tuku

[The Herald] Alexio Kawara believes the traditional feel that he added to his music has helped him keep afloat the music sea that swept away most of his contemporaries from the urban grooves era. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Spirit Praise in Double Dvd Launch

[The Herald] Live DVD recordings of various gospel musicians have inspired Christians in many parts of the world and the trend continues to grow. (AllAfrica)


Botswana:Music Develops Students

[Botswana Daily News] Tonota -More often than not, a lot of people still feel academics are the only form of education a student needs to have a good life. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Afro-Jazz Legend Mtukudzi Takes Young Artistes to Cape Town

[The Herald] Kundai Marunya -It will be a meeting of different generations this Friday at CapetTown's Artscape Opera House as legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi take the responsibility of fathering three young artistes for their debut performances south of the Limpopo. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Muridzo's New Album Gains Ground

[The Herald] Andy Muridzo's new album "Munondo" is slowly gaining ground as the musician takes it to his fans across the country. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Dancehall Artist Kapadocia Eyes Festivals Lake of Stars, Sand Music

[Nyasa Times] One of the most creative yet underrated Dancehall artists Kapadocia says headlining the country's biggest arts festivals such as Lake of Stars and Sand Music Festival are his priorities in the near future. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Grena Phiri to Release "Tidule Machain" Album

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -One of the upcoming gospel artists in the country based in Mzuzu, Grena Phiri who is also known as Testimony will release her first album titled "Tidule Machain" early July this year. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Kwaye's New Release Makes Billboard's Pride List

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe born, London-bred Kwaye has taken his R&B/soul sound to another level with "I Go," a funky feel-good throb with winning charm and sophistication. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Shots Fired As AKA Releases New Single #Beyonce

[allAfrica] So AKA dropped some major files on twitter just in time for the release of his new singles, and Twitter went crazy.  When Rapper Kiernan AKA Forbes took to Twitter to express how he feels about love, we were not ready for what came next. Many speculated and some instantly knew that he was talking about his recent relationship with Bonang Matheba. Then he dropped a major rock, I mean bombshell. AKA claimed in his tweet that he found rocks tied up in a plastic bag in his bedroom.  So does this mean (AllAfrica)


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