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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

Kenya: Duale Tells Jubilee Governors to Stop Referendum Calls or Face the Music

[The Star]Majority Leader in the National Assembly Aden Duale on Saturday warned governors in Jubilee coalition to stop supporting the referendum push or face stern. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Kili Music Gig Thrills Mbeya

[Daily News]THE Kili Music Tour sponsored by Kilimanjaro Premium Lager has left major talk in Mbeya City following a ground shaking performance by some of the top local artistes. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Kavuludi Fights Terror With Sound of Music

[The Star]KENYA National Police Service Commission chairman Johnstone Kavuludi and Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo have partnered with the Kenya Music Foundation office to help fight terrorism. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Listening to Sweet Melodies of Rwandan Birds in Bugesera

[New Times]Bird-watching? What for? This is the sort of mentality with which I approached this particular assignment. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: A Good Producer, Not Expensive Equipment, Will Make That Song a Hit

[New Times]Timothy Twishime Nsengiyumva is a budding music producer who lives in Norway, where he is also studying music at Hedmark University College. He is currently in the country for summer holidays. Richard Mugarura caught up with him and talked about his career. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Busi Ncube Pays Tribute to Chiwoniso

[The Herald]Norway-based songstress and former Ilanga lead vocalist Busi Ncube paid tribute to the late iconic Chiwoniso Maraire at her show over the weekend at The Book Café. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Orezi's 'Rihanna' Video Hits Youtube's Top 8

[This Day]Orezi, one of the nation's hottest Afro hip hop artistes is not allowing the success of his hit single 'Rihanna' and its video to get into his head; not even with advance talks with a telecommunications giant on an endorsement deal. He has finished the video of yet another chart busting song, titled 'Shoki' and will soon be dropping it in a couple of days. Rihanna's video last year created the kind of buzz in the industry that a young artiste had not achieved in a long while. When all efforts to get the Am (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: I'll Quit Singing When I Stop Talking - Endee Ikeji

[Independent]To this generation, the name Endee Ikeji may not ring a bell, but in the 1990s, along with the likes of Ras Kimono, Majek Fashek and The Mandators, among others that held sway in the music industry, Endee Ikeji made his mark with popular hit songs, chief among which are Revolutionise Africa, Stand Upright and Obiriwo. Obiriwo was a massive hit in the eastern part of Nigeria. Ikeji would later go into music production as a sound engineer, music producer and a instrument (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Much Ado About Dorobucci

[Independent]Finally, the much anticipated video of the wave-making single "Dorobucci" from the stable of Mavin Records has been released. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Baba Nee Returns With Bataa, Igara

[This Day]The wonder guy behind the monster hit track titled Omo Ghetto, Baba Nee is back, bigger and better with two hot new singles titled 'Bataa' and 'Igara'. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Righteousman Drops Another Reggae Gem

[Independent]Following the positive response to NO! Righteousman follows up with a new single, Babylon Man. The audio and video teaser of the inspirational song was simultaneously released earlier today. The full length video will be released on Monday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Relief for Artistes As Zima Deadline Extended

[The Herald]Zimbabwe Music Awards organisers have extended the period for submission of entries for this year's awards to next Wednesday after several artistes who had turned up failed to beat yesterday's 5pm deadline. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Can Artistes Live Up to Wamala's Perfection?

[Observer]Forget the modern technology where artistes step in studios and within a few minutes, they have a song. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Mugenyi Is the Next Jazz Icon

[Observer]It has been quite a nice ride since the launch of the monthly live gigs at singer Maurice Kirya's Sound Cup a few months ago. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: The Harvest - Artist Emmanuel Nkuranga Holds First Solo Show

[Focus]Emmanuel Nkuranga is a self-taught artist and co-founder of Inema Art Center. He has shown his works across the world especially in Europe and the USA until recently when he realized that the audience in Rwanda is the most important one. For his newest show that opened on July 31 Nkruanga wanted to be sure his hometown saw his latest work first. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Should Music Containing Violent Lyrics Be Banned? (it Corrupts Societal Values )

[New Times]I am all for freedom of expression; however, I will not stand beside anyone who thinks that music containing lyrics that glorify violence and criminal lifestyles is nothing to worry about. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Should Music Containing Violent Lyrics Be Banned?(you Cannot Limit the Dimensions of Art)

[New Times]The thing with art in its many dimensions that include (but are not limited to) music and paintings, amongst other forms, is that it is usually a reflection of what the artistes make of the societies they come from. It tells tales of what they saw and experienced growing up and what their day-to-day lives are like. Art is like a mirror that reflects society's way of life. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Again, 2face Fails to Produce Stellar Album

[Independent]At last, the much anticipated sixth solo album of 2face Idibia has dropped. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Gwamba, Nesnes in Double Album Launch

[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe, 8 August: Gwamba and Nesnes who are Prime Time Media artists are scheduled to release their albums together, their manager has revealed. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: T.W.O's Wedding Day Video Hits Town

[Independent]Entertainers, Tunde and Wunmi Obe, have released the video of one of their songs, Wedding Day. (AllAfrica)


Somalia: 'Until Recently Dhaanto Was a Dying Art' - an Interview With Aar Maanta

[ThinkAfricaPress]The refugee from the Ogaden talks Somali music and dance. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Papa Wemba for Nairobi Festival?

[The Star]Papa Wemba could be headed to Nairobi for a music festival. Known by many as the king of Congolese rumba, the star is expected to perform this month at a music festival. A source told Word Is, "Papa Wemba is the headlining act for an event set to be held this month. The organisers have already set the wheels in motion for his performance in Nairobi." (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Viga Awards to Liven Up Colville Street

[Observer]And finally they are here! Since 2009 when the last grand event was held, the Victoria Gospel Music awards (Viga) will this Saturday make its return to the fold of top annual occasions. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: 2face and Juliet Ibrahim Caught On Camera

[Ghanaian Chronicle]In as much as 2Face is 'feared' around ladies, he did not marry secretly. And when Juliet Ibrahim released the statement on her divorce, many had been on alert to see who the cap will fit. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Ginno, Still Going Strong

[New Era]Windhoek -Namibian Gospel singer, Gerson Gomeb, popularly known as Ginno, is still growing strong when it comes to the music scene and is currently busy with his fourth studio album to be titled My Victory, schedule for launch on October 3. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Penilane, Rocking On Ten Years Later

[New Era]Windhoek -Not every band in the world can boast a ten year relationship, let alone a tenth anniversary celebration. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Scratchylus Nominated for 'Best Reggae Artist 2014'

[Daily Observer]Jamaican international reggae star, Scratchylus, has been nominated best reggae artists of the year by Love Music Awards 2014 in UK. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Gazza, the Dogg to Release Colab Album

[New Era]Windhoek -Two leading local Kwaito artists, Gazza and The Dogg's collaboration album is the new ground-breaking thrilling news from the two Namibian music icons. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Bai Babu Releases New Single

[Daily Observer]Bai Babu widely known as Brain Kracker has released a new single, called 'Chepbu Sewe". The rising star also known as the rap Mbalax landlord's 'Chep bu Sewe is currently making waves in the country. The single was released on Koriteh day at the Jamaa Hall at Senegambia and is really making name in the country at the moment. It has become a much-talked about commodity, due to its quality and real instruments superb approach. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Chaulizo Aims for the Top

[New Era]Windhoek -Underground artist, Japhet Shivolo, better known as Chaulizo who first entered the music scene in 2010, is now preparing to take his career to the next level with his singles, hoping that on one bright day he will be among the top local musicians in the country. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ijaw Music Maestro, Ebizimor, Dies in Car Crash

[This Day]The foremost Ijaw musician, King Dr Robert Ebizimor, was on Thursday evening killed following a ghastly motor accident along the Warri/Ughelli highway. (AllAfrica)


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