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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.


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Jermaine Jackson Speaks on P Square’s Michael Jackson Tribute Video

The Late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was given a befitting tribute by P-Square in their latest video for the song “Personally”. Here’s what MJ’s big brother Jermaine Jackson had to say about it.The P-Square US Tour 2013 commences next month. Details coming soon.*O.O* (africahit.com)


Mandela's health may overshadow Obama's return to Africa

President Obama touched down aware that Nelson Mandela was on life-support and even closer to death than he was before the president and the first family boarded Air Force One Wednesday, unnerved by Mandela's declining health and certain that his passing would dramatically alter the Obamas' first extensive tour of sub-Saharan Africa. (africahit.com)


Zimbabwe: Chimurenga Group in Collaboration With Chipfumo

[New Zimbabwe] Upcoming Chumurenga music outfit, Dzanambira, has collaborated with talented musician, Progress Chipfumo, in their yet to be titled forthcoming eight track album expected any time next month. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Is Kenyan Music Really That Poorly Composed?

[Nation] There are several platforms in Kenya supporting local and East African content, but few keep it real, exclusive and strictly Kenyan. Some Kenyan radio stations do not play Kenyan music at all. They blame it on poor quality. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Bridging the Gaps in African Music At Coke Studio

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Coke Studio is here and as usual the expectation is rather high especially after the dissolution of the different blocks to form one Pan- African entity. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Making People Happy With My Music, My Greatest Accomplishment - Wizkid

[Vanguard] Multiple award-winning pop star, Wizkid has said that making people happy with his music remains one of his greatest accomplishments in life. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Musician Cody Simpson to Be Named 'Ocean Advocate' for UN Development Agency

[UN News] To mark World Oceans Day, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will name Australian musician Cody Simpson as its first-ever Ocean Advocate to help raise awareness of the crucial role the ocean plays in the health of the planet and people. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: BlackDiamond Change Music Direction With the Release of New House Track

[New Zimbabwe] UK-BASED duo, Blackdiamond, are back and have released their highly anticipated new single Lahl'umlenze along with a swanky video. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Macheso Pens New Song

[The Herald] Since Alick Macheso released album "Kwatakabva Mitunhu" problems continue to mount for the sungura artiste. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: US-Born Musician Nhira Tours

[The Herald] US-born Zimbabwean musician and "The Voice" contestant Brian Nhira who is currently touring the country with his parents holding a string of performances in schools, organisations has promised fireworks for his fans. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Gospel Artist Chinga's Son Set to Release Album

[Nyasa Times] Steve Spesho, son of the late gospel artist known as Grace Chinga is set to release his second album, a year and three months after the death of his mother. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Deezer Next Initiative Promotes Four Emerging Artists With Global Playlisting Strategy and a Live Event

[Digital Content Africa] Digital playlisting is an increasingly important way for music artists to develop their profile and following outside of their home territory. As part of a global initiative to promote emerging artists - Deezer Next - its South African territory is promoting four artists. Russell Southwood spoke to Raheem Kemet one of the artists being promoted and Gillian Ezra, Head of African Operations, Deezer. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Nigerian Music Should Not Be All About 'Whine Your Waist' - Daddy Fresh

[Premium Times] The Nigerian musician, Innocent Onyemuwa, popularly known as Daddy Fresh, on Monday advised the new generation of musicians to focus more on creating songs that would impact positively on the country's economy. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Gospel Artist Fundraises for Only Children Cancer Ward

[VOA] A renowned gospel singer in Malawi has raised more than $20,000 in donations for the country's only pediatric cancer ward. Patience Namadingo donated the money to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital during the event Saturday at the hospital in Blantyre. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Fans Cry Foul Over Gasa's Karoi Show

[The Herald] Sungura musician Romeo Gasa left hundreds of music lovers cheated when he came late for a show at Zvipani Township in Karoi on Friday.By 10pm the musician was nowhere near the venue and the PA system was not set. Entertainment-starved fans who had come as far as Magunje to see their celebrity felt cheated by the musician. When Gasa arrived around 11pm, he received a hero's welcome from fans who were waiting to see him. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Musicians Bring Smiles to Old People's Home

[The Herald] Lovemore Meya -HOP crew Team Big Family (TBF) and We Support Orphans (WSO), last Saturday brought cheers and smiles to Bumhudzo Hospital Home for the elderly in Chitungwiza when they donated groceries and pills worth $300.TBF is an organisation whose main thrust is to uplift talent in every community. The donation was courtesy of WSO, a non profit-making organisation based in Harare that has been supporting the needy since 2014. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Local Gospel Music Group Goes for International Market

[The Herald] He is one of Zimbabwe's fine gospel musicians whose music has already crossed national borders within a short period of time. Best known for his hit, "Tomurumbidza" featuring Wellington Kwenda, the name Tembalami needs no introduction at all.He has taken his gospel music to another level through national and international tours as well as creative collaborations. Tembalami was one of the few artistes from Southern Africa to be nominated at the Kenyan annual Gospel Grooves awards that were held last Thursda (AllAfrica)


DJ Drama's South Africa trip (video)

DJ Drama drops off a new vlog documenting his annual trip to Johannesburg, South Africa. Watch as he parties it up at SWAY Sandton nightclub and brags about what a great time he had. Shot by Studio Space Pictures. (africahit.com)


Alpha Blondy's mystic sound

Alpha Blondy's 16th studio album, the self produced Mystic Power, is no exception to Alpha’s tried and tested formula of bringing new creative elements from other genres to reggae. (africahit.com)


MTV Africa All Stars Concert with Snoop Dogg, D’Banj, Fally Ipupa, Tuface, ...(VIDEO)

Watch video highlights from the MTV Africa All Stars Concert held in Durban, South Africa this past weekend. (africahit.com)


Obama to visit South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania

President Obama will visit three African nations this summer.The White House says the president and first lady Michelle Obama will leave on June 26, stopping in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. Obama will meet with government figures as well as leaders from the business, civil society and youth communities. (africahit.com)


FALLY IPUPA HEAT UP THE LINEUP FOR MTV AFRICA ALL STARS KWAZULU-NATAL WITH SNOOP LION

Durban/Johannesburg, 30 April 2013: Fally Ipupa (@fallyipupa01) and Professor(@professorkalawa) are the latest stars to sign up for MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion, the urban music extravaganza staged by MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and KwaZulu-Natal Province in Durban. (africahit.com)


South Africa: 2face Pays Tribute to Mandela At Soweto Home

[Vanguard] Just a few weeks after his withdrawal as one of the judges on popular reality TV music show, The Voice Nigeria, with reason of commitments to other things, African Queen crooner, Innocent '2face' Idibia, visited the Soweto home of Late Nelson Mandela to pay tributes, while on an all-expense paid vacation to South Africa, fully sponsored by Campari, to which 2face is a brand ambassador. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Owning a Record Label Has Always Been My Dream- - Harrysong

[Vanguard] Reggae Blues singer, Harrysong, has revealed that floating an independent record label of his own has been his lifetime dream. The Delta State born singer cum songwriter disclosed this in a recent interview with Planet TV at the official launch party of his record label, Alterplate. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Malaika Under New Management

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Weeks after it was revealed that singer Malaika would be working with Scottish producer David Rhode in a new project, she has revealed that this was part of her new management's efforts. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Twitter Users Roast 'Ignorant' Kwame A-Plus

[Ghana Star] Musician A-Plus after the Ghana meets Naija show on Saturday mentioned that M.anifest is wasting his father's investment doing music full time. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Funke Akindele, Hubby, Mirror Music Industry in New Drama Series, Industreet

[Vanguard] IN partnership with Scene One Productions, Rasheed Bello, aka JJC Skillz and his wife, Funke Akindele-Bello, fondly called 'Jenifa', are set to screen a new drama series, Industreet, a music oriented television series packaged to capture the very essence of the Nigerian music scene. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Butterfly Making New Music for Africa

[East African] Martin Murimi, known by the stage name Papillon, is one of the few musicians who are reviewing African cultural music in a fresh, contemporary way by redesigning the form of traditional instruments. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Who Will Win the Primus Guma Guma Music Competition?

[New Times] Real name Yvonne Mugemana, this is Queen Cha's first time in the competition. Her hit songs include Icyaha Ndacyemera, and Umwe rukumbi, among others. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Jazz Appreciatio - Art Blakey the Bebop Jazz Drummer

[The Point] As we continue our literary journey through jazz, let us take a look at the "Drum" and its use in jazz music. The drum is a member of the percussion group of jazz instruments, technically classified as the "memranophones". Drums consist of at least one membrane called the drumhead or drum skin that is stretched tightly over a shell and struck either directly with the player's hands or with a drum stick to produce sound. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Buravan Drops 'Just a Dance' Remix With AY

[New Times] Singer Yvan Buravan, known by the stage name Ivan Burabyo, over the weekend released the long-awaited video of his collaboration with Tanzania superstar AY. (AllAfrica)


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