Afro-Caribbean Music



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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 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: Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Dominate Mtv Africa Music Awards 2016

[Daily Trust] After weeks of excitement and anticipation, Africa's music fans have spoken at the sixth edition of Africa's premiere annual music showcase, the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016. Unfolding at the TicketPro Dome in Northgate, Johannesburg, South Africa on 22 October 2016, the exhilarating celebration of African music and achievement made its Joburg debut with an electrifying display of live performances and incredible state-of-the-art staging and lighting. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: I Don't Regret Leaving Macheso - Zaka Zaka

[Zimbabwe Standard] When an artist performs "behind the scenes" in a popular music group, they often feel like they need another outlet to express themselves. In most cases, those who choose to go solo end up being flops, which compels them to retrace their roots while others merely fall into an abyss. (AllAfrica)

Africa: 2016 Mtv Africa Music Awards Winners

[Daily Trust] Africa's music fans have spoken at the sixth edition of Africa's premiere annual music showcase, the MTV Africa Music Awards Johannesburg 2016. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Lumba's Song for NPP Is Biggest Political Song in Ghana

[Ghana Star] Many songs are released each election year for various political parties to help their campaigns. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Trevor Noah Won't Host MTV Africa Music Awards

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The popular comedian took to his Twitter account to announce that he will no longer be making an appearance due to a severe respiratory and ear infection. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: They Are Risking It for the Love of Music

[Citizen] They stand in a four-square metre room and sing their lungs out. James Mwigune belts the melody as Hamis Cholo's guitar fills the room with a powerful sound. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Baba Tencen Ventures Into Music

[The Herald] South Africa-based comedian Baba Tencen has released a promotional song titled "Ungandidi?" for his yet to be titled upcoming DVD.Born Pepukai Zvemhare, Baba Tencen posted pictures of himself in the studio and many thought he has ventured into dancehall music but it is a gospel song on sungura beat. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Afro Jazz Musician Achieng Abura Dies

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Afro Jazz musician Achieng Abura is dead. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Huggies Entertainment Celebrates 10 Years

[The Herald] Music lovers are in for a treat tonight when old skool exponents Huggies Entertainment celebrate their 10th Anniversary. A series of celebrations have lined up in various venues in the city and plans are also underway to take them on a national tour.The Volt will be the first to host the celebrations tonight and the original line up comprising of founders Witness "Chuman" Matema and Kudzi "Mr Cool" Marudza , Kennedy"Kaycee Gigmaster" Masawi , Ronald "D-train" Chiwanza and Blessing" Flabba" will be on the d (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Music Promoter Expresses Frustration Over Difficulties in Promoting Works

[Daily Trust] Femi Adeniran, a music promoter, on Thursday expressed his frustration at the difficulties being experienced by up coming musicians in the promotion and marketing of their brand. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: All Music Genres Have Their Artistry, Says Jazz Maestro Katumwa

[New Times] Celebrated saxophonist and jazz maestro, Isaiah Katumwa, will be headlining at The Kigali Jazz Junction on October 28 at Kigali Serena Hotel. The Ugandan saxophonist spoke to Society Magazine's Donata Kiiza about his rise to fame, and his forthcoming performance in Kigali. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Word Has It...Is Urban Boyz Having an Album Launch Tour?

[New Times] Is Urban Boyz having an album launch tour? (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Winky D Takes Extra-Terrestrial to Australia

[New Zimbabwe] DANCEHALL king Wallace Chirimuko, popularly known as Winky D, is set to tour Australia at end of this month following the launch of his controversial latest album titled Gafa Futi Chi Extra-terrestrial a week ago. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Using Flamenco Guitar Style to Teach Others Their Own Unique Traditions

[Daily News] Taking two months off his busy schedule to run a workshop for young guitarists, at the Dhow Countries Music Academy (DCMA) in Zanzibar, was also beneficial for visiting Spanish Flamenco guitarist, Ricardo Garcia. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Sand Music Festival Ropes in Jamaican Reggae Star Turbulence Alongside Diamond Platinumz

[Nyasa Times] Impakt Events, organizers of the famous Sand Music Festival have confirmed the availability oF Jamican born Reggae star Sheldon Campbell popularly known as Turbulence at this year's Sand Music Festival to be held from 28th to 30th September at the Livingstonia Beach Hotel in Salima. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Ciara Is the New Revlon Global Brand Ambassador

[Capital FM] Ciara's "life long dream" came true when she was announced as the new global brand ambassador for Revlon. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Blue Mingoli Concert Preps On Course - Standard Bank

[Nyasa Times] The preparations into this year's Blue Mingoli Concert scheduled for November 5 are on course! And Standard Bank has announced partnerships with key suppliers for the event. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Phura Still Going Strong

[Namibian] MA /GAISA music is here to stay and Phura will always be around. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Cultural Body Moves to Promote Gospel Artistes

[New Times] A new gospel music festival themed, "Himbaza Gospel Festival", is scheduled for November 4 at the Amahoro National Stadium in Remera. It is organised by Rwanda Academy of Language and Culture (RALC) in partnership with the Ministry of Sports and Culture. (AllAfrica)

Africa: 12 Surprising Facts About Reggae Star #LuckyDube

[allAfrica] Africans have paid tribute to the late reggae music icon, Lucky Philip Dube, on the 9th anniversary of his tragic death. The legendary musician was killed during an attempted carjacking in 2007. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Sauti Sol to Perform at 2016 MAMA Awards

[Capital FM] Other than landing two nominations in the 6th edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs), Kenyan AfroPop supergroup Sauti Sol will also be performing during the event to be held in Johannesburg this coming Saturday, the 22nd of October. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Osego Sets Stage Ablaze

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Ontefetse Osego who won My Star Best of the Best 2016, set the stage on fire, over the weekend at a concert dubbed Gospel Unlimited, which was held at Mantlwaneng. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Daddy Fresh Urges New Generation Musicians to Produce Impactful Music

[Vanguard] Veteran Musician, "Daddy Fresh" born Innocent Onyemuwa, on Monday urged upcoming musicians to focus more on creating songs that would make meaningful impact in the nation. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: R Kelly Causes a Stir

[Namibian] News of US R&B singer R Kelly coming to Namibia was met with mixed feelings last week, with some claiming that he was not a good reflection of the country's image. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: No Apologies for Playing Jazz Their Way

[Daily News] Whe asked for her name, she immediately replied, "Annette Ngongi a.k.a. Seghito". Then you inquire concerning her profession and she says a "Jazz vocalist". (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Narrow Road Empire Artistes in Collabo

[New Times] Artistes under Narrow Road Empire, a popular music studio located in Nyamirabo, Kigali, have teamed up for their first-ever musical collaboration, Fantastic. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Singer Bigirimana in Kigali for Gospel Concert

[New Times] Burundian gospel artiste, Fortran Bigirimana has arrived in the country ahead of his Ntaco Nzoba concert to be held at Christian Life Assembly (CLA), in Nyarutarama on October 30. The gospel musician has travelled the world, spreading God's gospel through music. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Mdizo Drops Another Single Album

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone - -Monametsi Thupane also known as "Mdizo" has released another single called, Utlwa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Reporter's Notebook - When Burning Threatens Music, Our Divisions Are Frighteningly Clear

[Daily Maverick] Since its establishment in Braamfontein, Johannesburg in 2012, the Orbit Jazz Club & Bistro has become a haven for local musical artistry -- a hallowed home to rising young stars from Khayelitsha and African icons alike. On Friday night the Orbit hosted the soulful sounds of the latter -- celebrated vocalist Ma'Sibongile Khumalo -- but also something else. Something wholly extrinsic. The sound of burning. By DIANA NEILLE. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Phooko to Host Music Exhibition

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Renowned South African artist, Nico Phooko will on October 25 exhibit his artwork following his month long stay at Thapong Visual Arts Centre. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Senyatso Releases Tlhako Ya Morago

[Botswana Daily News] Mogoditshane -Genius Senyatso will tomorrow (October 18) release his much awaited Afro jazz album titled Tlhako ya Morago. (AllAfrica)

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