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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

Africa: Country Music Great Don Williams Dies At 78

[Leadership] Don Williams, a singer of country music who emerged as one of the biggest stars during the late 1970s, died on Friday, September 8 in Mobile, Alabama, Aged 78. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Tracing the Musicians Whose Star Fizzled Out

[New Times] They were once some of the biggest names on the local music industry. Many of them rose to fame through music groups, others had impressive solo careers, but somehow, their names are now long forgotten while others have disappeared without any trace. Sharon Kantengwa traced some of the artistes who once ruled the local music industry and what they are currently up to. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Luanda2017 Song Festival With 14 Contestants

[ANGOP] Luanda -Fourteen contestants will participate in the 20th Song Festival of Luanda, taking place on September 22 this year in the country's capital, under the motto "The Blue Wave". (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Lokoja Welcomes Tuface, Others to Glo Mega Music Concert

[Guardian] It will be the turn of Lokoja town in Kogi State on Saturday, September 9, to host Globacom's much talked about music concert, the Glo Mega Music Nationwide Tour. The show is scheduled for 4.00 p.m. at the Confluence Stadium Indoor Sports Hall. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Whose Record Is It Anyway? Musical 'Crate Digging' Across Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Legendary UK Radio DJ, the late John Peel used to play Zimbabwe's The Bhundu Boys on his shows. A lot. Throughout the mid-80s, their jit-jive would appear alongside Mancunians The Fall's post-punk and Einstürzende Neubauten's German industrial noise. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Duo Releases Song on Conservation

[New Times] Musicians mainly compose songs about love, beauty or heartbreak. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: What Keeps Gospel Music Power Couple Charambas Going

[The Herald] A number of gospel musicians have come and gone but the Charambas have stood the test of time. In a rare occasion and a first in their career, the duo launched their albums on August 16, "Abba Father" by Pastor Charamba and "Voice of Miriam" by Mai Charamba. As people are listening to the albums it is time to reflect on what has kept the Charambas going. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Masike Celebrates 10 Years in Music

[The Herald] Songstress Hope Masike affectionately known as "Princess of Mbira" will celebrate her decade in the music industry by launching a debut DVD titled "10 Years of Hope" at Alliance Francaise tomorrow night.In an interview with this publication, Masike said the DVD comprises of old, awarding-winning videos and brand new videos among others. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: ExQ Appointed Astro Mobile Brand Ambassador

[263Chat] A local mobile phone company, Astro Mobile has appointed high riding Urban Grooves star, Enock Munhenga better known as ExQ as their new brand ambassador on a one year contract. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Hwange's Makomo Music Fiesta Delight

[The Herald] Hwange is places far from Harare and folks there are entertainment-starved as musicians rarely visit the place for shows. Makomo Music Fiesta has become one of the biggest events in Hwange that has attracted so many people. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Music Promoter Ventures Into Film

[263Chat] A local arts promotion company, Team Big Family which made airwaves after sponsoring Hip Hop star Tehn Diamond's countrywide tour has joined the film industry after sponsoring a new play titled Soulmate. (AllAfrica)


Africa: All Africa Music Awards Features At the 2017 Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition in South Africa

[263Chat] The All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, will be featuring at The 2017 Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition. The event will be held at the Main Auditorium, New Music Factory by 1500hours in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Moshito Music Conference and Exhibition opens on the 6th of September and ends on the 9th of September, 2017. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Scientists Jam With Musicians, Artists to Stir Public Passion for Nature

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Stockholm -Collaboration between the arts and science can help change the way we look at the environment - and spark debate on how to protect it (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Awilo Longomba Headlines Malawi Sand Music Festival

[Nyasa Times] The organizers of the Sand Music Festival- Impact Events- have unveiled Congolese music legend Awilo Longombaas one of this year's festival international headliners. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: ZimPraise International Festival Kicks Off

[The Herald] The ZimPraise International Festival kicks off today with United States pastor, author and filmmaker Thomas Dexter affectionately known as T.D. Jakes, Sr. expected to arrive in Harare this Thursday ahead of his leadership and business skills seminar on Friday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Wizkid ill, Suspends Music Tours

[Premium Times] Award-winning Nigerian music icon, Ayo Balogun, popularly known as Wizkid, has revealed that he is ill and, therefore, has cancelled some of his international shows. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Musician Mugwadi in Trouble

[The Herald] Musician Tererai Mugwadi, who is facing a charge of culpable homicide after she was involved in an accident while drunk, reportedly boasted that she was prepared to compensate any death. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Kuduro Singer Nacobeta Dead

[ANGOP] Luanda -The younger generation Kuduro music singer Nacobeta died on Monday morning in a hospital, in Luanda, victim of an illness, a relative of the artist informed. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Eriya On Mission to Keep Bhundu Boys Legacy Alive

[The Herald] In the yesteryear music juggle, Bhundu Boys became one of the most sought-after musical groups, but could not keep going following the death of its key members including their front man Mhosva Marasha aka Biggie Tembo. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Don't Be Jealous, Empower One Another, Says Musician Skeffa

[Nyasa Times] One of Malawi's celebrated musicians Skeffa Chomoto has advised Malawians to stop being jealous towards the achievements of other people but rather try to learn and empower one another. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Rwanda, Korea Join Efforts to Promote Music in Schools

[New Times] Rwanda Education Board (REB), in partnership with Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), last week organised the first ever Music Education Conference aimed at strengthening music education at all levels. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Musicians in Election Awareness Campaign

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Singer Emma Smith and rapper Scientific has announced a nationwide elections awareness campaign style 'Vote wisely, Save Liberia.' (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Artist KP Illest Launches Debut Album

[Namibian] In an intimate affair that saw media and invited guests gather at Bolster Restaurant in Windhoek last Thursday, artist KP Illest officially launched his debut album titled 'Price of Ambition'. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Song Night Ends Off the Year With African Fest

[Namibian] The Windhoek night life scene just wouldn't be the same without Song Night on the roster. It was definitely a sad goodbye as the show had its year-end farewell last Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Local Music Lacks Own Identity

[Zimbabwe Standard] Local hip-hop artist Sharky says Zimbabwean artists should bring in the most important aspects of life in music so that they embrace the African culture in order to come up with their own unique genre. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Davido Is Superior to Wizkid, Says Danagog

[Vanguard] Following the ongoing supremacy battle between Wizkid and Davido, HKN singer, Danagog, has blatantly declared that irrespective of public opinion, Davido is actually superior to Wizkid in the Nigerian music industry. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Dbanj Loses Cool Over Advice to Emulate Don Jazzy

[Vanguard] That Oladapo 'Dbanj' Oyebanjo's music career nosedived after his dramatic breakup with former co-owner of Mo'Hits Records, Don Jazzy, is public knowledge. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Stage Set for Zimpraise Music Festival

[Zimbabwe Standard] THE stage is set for the five-day Zimpraise Choir's International Gospel and Music Festival to be headlined by influential United States preacher and senior pastor of the Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, Theodore Dexter Jakes -- popularly known as TD Jakes. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Student Church Ministers to Raise Funds Through Singing

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Student Church Ministers from Josophat Mwale Theological Institute (JMTI) of the CCAP Nkhoma Synod have for the first time, released a CD album, whose sales will help raise funds that will assist in the running of the institution. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Mizu Band Set to Light Cockpit Lounge On Saturday

[Nyasa Times] Cockpit Lounge will once again be the centre of attraction on Saturday where Mizu Band is set to authenticate its reputation as one of the country's best cover bands. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: Cult of Teddy Afro

[Addis Fortune] I am not a huge fan of Ethiopian music. There are songs I like, tunes or melodies I may find myself dancing or strutting to, but no one would catch me listening to an Ethiopia album. (AllAfrica)


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