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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

Malawi: Princess Chitsulo Changes Dvd Launch Date Due to Piracy

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Gospel songbird Princess Chitsulo has cancelled her Nyimbo Yanga DVD launch which was slated for October 6 in Blantyre to October 27 due to piracy. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: "Music Is Our Weapon" Comes to Kigali

[New Times] "Music Is Our Weapon", the award-winning youth development documentary by Nigerian filmmaker Taye Balogun, will be screened in Kigali this Friday, October 6. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Wizkid, Davido, Others Nominated for 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards

[Premium Times] The SSE Arena in Wembley, London will on November 12 be the venue for this year's MTV Europe Music Awards with Rita Ora as the host of the ceremony. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Battle of New Releases At Makomo Music Gala

[The Herald] Musicians that will perform at this year's edition of Makomo music festival scheduled for Hwange Stadium today will be on a mission to market their new albums at the event. The performing artistes include The Charambas who recently released two albums "Abba Father" and "Voice of Mirriam", Peter Moyo who released "Mopao Mokonzi", while Alick Macheso, Leonard Zhakata and Winky D who have hinted on new albums. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Nsoki to Perform At Afrimma 2017 Awards

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan singer, Nsoki is one of the invited guests to perform at AFRIMMA 2017 Awards, set for October 8 in Dallas-Texas, US. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mpofu Breaks New Ground

[The Herald] Afro -jazz crooner and green ambassador Dereck Mpofu is breaking new ground by offering fans his debut live DVD recording of his latest album "Godobori" (Expert) at Theatre In The Park in Harare Gardens on October 14. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: P-Square Split - D'Banj Blames Media

[Leadership] Kokomaster, as D'banj is popularly called in an interview with NET, has apportioned blame on the media for the extremity of the fight. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Bobi Wine Set for 'Your Music, Your Voice'

[Independent (Kampala)] Music and politics will come together in Kampala on October 3rd and 4th at the "Your Music, Your Voice" event. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Lioth Cassoma Presents New CD in Huambo

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan gospel singer Lioth Cassoma will take on October 22 her álbum entitled "Especial" for sale and autograph signing session in the city of Huambo. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gospel Group Vajehovha Launch Latest Album

[The Herald] Renowned gospel choral group Vabati VaJehova launched their latest album "Tivavarire Denga" on Radio Zimbabwe on Saturday night. The eight-track album has songs "Korona", "Tivavarire Denga", "Ivai Nerudo", "Inzwi RaTenzi", "Mushandiri", "Taungana", "Ndiyoyi", "Nguva" and "Kristu Huyai". One of the group's leaders Richard Magaya said they decided to come forward with their original album after some songs were leaked on social media early last week. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: All Star Hip-Hop Cypher Unifies Industry

[Namibian] AN INTIMATE crowd of hip-hop enthusiasts, rappers and supporters were entertained by five local all star hip-hop acts and their lyrical prowess at the NBC Radio studios in Windhoek last Friday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Iyanya Pays Tribute to Nigeria's 'Forgotten' Heroes in Emotional Music Video

[Vanguard] In memory of 'the labour of our heroes past', Iyanya has dug up raw emotions in his new tribute music video entitled 'Not Forgotten.' The video which was produced by foremost talent agency, Temple Management Company was released to the singer's fans globally for streaming and broadcast on top local and international music channels yesterday. (AllAfrica)


Burundi: Burundi Today, Like Yesterday, Needs Sauti Sol

[African Arguments] If the youth of Burundi are deprived of the opportunity to sing together for hope, where then should they go? (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Singer Jittah Drops Album

[New Era] Windhoek -Upcoming kwaito and Afro-pop singer, Daniel Ndara, popularly known as Jittah, released his debut album titled The Dedication last week. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Why We Are Involved in Felabration Music Night - Glenfiddich

[Vanguard] Glenfiddich has been explaining why it's partnering the annual Felabration celebrations as the highly anticipated Felabration music night holds this Friday, at the Balmoral, Federal Palace hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Bie - Young People Urged to Behave Well - Musician

[ANGOP] Cuito -The Angolan gospel musician George Calebe Sunday night appealed to the youth in Cuito city, central Bié province, for a behaviour that may contribute to the maintenance of peace, national unity and love of their neighbor. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Kp Illest's Ambition Pays Off

[Namibian] Kp Illest has been on the scene for quite a number of years and aims to shake the game up further with 'Price of Ambition' - and he certainly pulled it off. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mixed Bag At Mafikizolo Show in Kadoma

[The Herald] It was a mixed bag at Odyssey Hotel in Kadoma last Friday night as musicians performed at the Kadoma Agricultural Show shut down. South African group Mafikizolo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Tendai Dembo, Jah Prayzah, Leonard Zhakata and Diana Samkange took turns to perform. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: M1 on New Single and Record Label Deal

[New Times] It is coming to ten years since upcoming local musician M1, real name Olivier Joseph Nzamwita, ventured into music. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Psquare's Split Is Publicity Stunt - Kenny Ogungbe

[Premium Times] Veteran broadcaster and CEO of Kennis Music, Kenny Ogungbe, has described the fight and split of Peter and Paul Okoye of P-Square as a publicity stunt. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Jah Prayzah's Litmus Test

[Zimbabwe Standard] Singer Jah Prayzah has gone global and no longer needs any further local validation, as the build-up to his 10th album launch scheduled for October 13 suggests. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Five Nigerian Classics Worth Listening to On Independence Day

[Premium Times] In commemoration of Nigeria's 57th independence anniversary, it is worth highlighting some classic Nigerian songs that preach unity and patriotism. Here are PREMIUM TIMES' top 5 picks in no particular order. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Movement Riddim Launched in Zvishavane

[The Herald] The much-awaited "Movement Riddim" produced by Verenga Empire Entrainment Studio was launched here last Friday. It was a night of partying as masses here danced the night away as several Zim dancehall artistes performed at the show. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Wizkid's Performance Sold Out At Iconic Royal Albert Hall in London

[Leadership] True to type, Wizkid is really making African music artiste proud. The Star Boy is the 1st African to perform and sell out at London's most iconic venue, Royal Albert Hall yesterday, September 29, 2017 as Headliner, joining Beatles, Adele, Elton. (AllAfrica)


Africa: How Stars React to Cheating Claims

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Since we're so used to seeing celebrity couples look perfect in public, we tend to believe that their romances are all sunshine and roses - but that isn't always the case. While some try to hide the nature of their relationships, the truth always comes out. Confirmed and unconfirmed, we take a look at some of the cheating scandals that shook the continent. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Elani Uses Actual Heartbeats in Latest Single

[Nation] Kenyan Music band Elani joined the rest of the world in celebrating the World Heart Day by releasing a new song which used actual heartbeats from cardiologists to create the beats for the song. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Singer Harrysong, Dr. Amir, React to Intellectual Theft Allegations

[Premium Times] AlterPlate record label boss, Harrison Okiri, aka Harrysong, has reacted to an N45 million intellectual theft lawsuit slammed against him by a producer, Dr. Amir, on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)


Lesotho: Why SA Gospel Star Was 'Assaulted'

[Lesotho Times] KHUBETSOANA Area Chief Hlathe Majara has rubbished South African Gospel star Sechaba Pali's claim that he was attacked by his men with sticks and knobkerries last Friday. (AllAfrica)


Lesotho: Ultimate FM Appeals to Corporate Sector

[Lesotho Times] ULTIMATE FM has called on companies and the media to support the Ultimate Music Awards, saying they are meant to benefit the local music fraternity and not the government-owned radio station. (AllAfrica)


Lesotho: Letofe Honours Jazz Muso Leepa

[Lesotho Times] THE family of the late Afro Jazz pioneer, Frank Leepa, have expressed their joy over the Lesotho Tourism Festival's (LETOFE) decision to hold its 12th edition in his honour. (AllAfrica)


Zambia: Boyz II Men Arrive in Lusaka

[Zambia Reports] Grammy award winning R&B group Boyz II Men have arrived in the country setting the stage for their highly anticipated show on September 22 and 23rd in Lusaka. (AllAfrica)


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