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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

Nigeria:Davido Postpones U.S. Tour for NYSC Service

[Leadership] Ace Nigerian and award-winning singer, David Adeleke a.k.a. Davido has postponed his tour of the US to complete the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Femi Kuti... Afrobeat Prince Goes Live in Lagos

[Guardian] Lovers of Afrobeat music are in for an exciting moment, as Sheraton Lagos Hotel has teamed up with Chocolate City Group to stage a special live concert with Femi Kuti in Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Yemi Alade, Teyana Taylor Share Stage At 4th Annual Essence Street Style Festival, Brooklyn

[Guardian] Singer Yemi Alade was the headline act alongside Teyana Taylor at the 4th annual Essence Street Style Festival that held in Brooklyn recently. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:I've No Idea Davido Is a Member of Any Secret Cult - Manager, Asa Asika

[Vanguard] Davido's country manager, Asa Asika has rubbished a controversial report which went viral last week that one Tobi Adegoke, a 25-year-old suspected member of the Black Axe cult was lured into becoming a member of the group with promises that joining the group would grant him the rare opportunity of meeting Davido. (AllAfrica)


Africa:African Artists Wow Another Continent Down Under

[The Conversation Africa] In recent years, increasing numbers of people have moved from all parts of Africa to Australia. The largest numbers have come from South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sierra Leone. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:This Is How Nameless Responded to Grammar Nazis

[Nairobi News] Musician Nameless has responded to Grammar Nazis who corrected the title of his new song, Am Good. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Akothee Returns With New Nigerian Produced Single 'Lotto' - Video

[Nairobi News] Award winning Kenyan singer and performer Esther Akoth, popularly known as Akothee, is back with a new song Lotto produced by Nigerian record producer DJ Coublon. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:Senderi Stirs Up Debate About Copyright After Faulting Rdb for 'Violating Law'

[New Times] Local afro-beat singer Eric Senderi Nzaramba, alias Senderi International Hit, is blaming Rwanda Development Board for violating the copyright law, reviving debate on the effectiveness of such laws to the protection and development of the local creative industry. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Nameless Accused of 'Stealing' Beat to His New Hit 'Am Good' - Video

[Nairobi News] Just days after releasing his latest hit Am Good, Kenyan musician Nameless is now facing accusations of 'stealing' the song's beat. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Jah Prayzah Refuses to Feature On Baba Harare Video

[The Herald] The apparent harmony between Baba Harare and Jah Prayzah could prove to be a smokescreen following revelations that the Military Touch Movement boss refused to feature on a video of the collaboration he did with his former lead guitarist. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Candy, Bazuka to Launch Album Tonight

[The Herald] Dynamic duo Faith "Candy" Naphazi and Mabasa "Bazuka" Ziyambi are launching their third Album at Red Café tonight. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Has Sexism Pervaded the Music Industry?

[Zimbabwe Standard] I fortuitously came across a message on Diana "Mangwenya" Samkange's Facebook page Mangwenya Diana Samkange posted on August 21, 2018 at 11:15am , which I quote below: (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Pine Creek Records Unveils a Dynamic Duo to the Music Industry

[Capital FM] Pine Creek Records is thrilled to announce the official unveil of a new member to their family, Mankind, at the exclusive private club, Capital club. This new duo is bound to hit the streets with a bang, they are different, innovative, fresh and nothing like what we are used to hearing from our Kenyan artists. They will surely be the first to bring a Grammy award home. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Busiswa's Short, Sweet Romance With Harare

[The Herald] In what is now seemingly a trait with South African female artistes, Busiswa delivered a superb but short performance at the Steward Bank Kanzatu-nzatu Charity Benefit Show held at Alexandra Sports Club on Saturday afternoon. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Hamisa Hits Back At Diamond Over Witchcraft Allegations

[Nairobi News] The bitter fallout between Tanzanian artiste Diamond Platnumz and Hamisa Mobetto has taken a new twist after the video vixen told off her one time lover over witchcraft allegations. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Jah Signals Takeover From Jah Prayzah

[263Chat] It was almost maturing into a taboo for Man of the moment, Jah Prayzah to miss out on the line up of supporting acts during concerts that featured international artists. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Busiswa to Perform At Alex Sports Club

[The Herald] As the great trek of South African artistes continues, gqom and kwaito music star Busiswa Gqulu will tomorrow perform at Steward Bank's Kanzatu-nzatu charity benefit at Alexandra Sports Club. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:New Record Label Pili Pili Music Mania Launched

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A new record label Pili Pili Music Mania was today launched in Dar es Salaam by Pilipili entertainment with a promise of taking the already competitive industry a notch higher. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:King Kaka Throws Shade at Maina Kageni for Obsession With Wasafi Songs

[Nairobi News] Kenyan rapper King Kaka threw shade at popular radio presenter Maina Kageni over his preference for bongo music and he appeared to miss it. (AllAfrica)


Angola:Culture Minister Highlights Deeds of Angolan Singer Bonga

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Culture minister, Carolina Cerqueira, highlighted on Wednesday in Luanda, the works of the Angolan singer, Barceló de Carvalho "Bonga" stressing the need for him to continue spreading with pride the country's culture abroad. (AllAfrica)


Malawi:Tributes Pour in for Gospel Singer Lioyd Mainuka of 'Chinjoka' Fame

[Nyasa Times] The gospel music industry is in deep sorrow, following the death of veteran singer Lloyd Million Mainuka of 'Chinjoka' fame who passed on Tuesday evening at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe due to high blood pressure. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Much-Maligned Bebe Cool Forced to Take Music Break

[Nairobi News] It appears Ugandan dancehall star and legislator Bobi Wine, who is currently receiving treatment in the US, has forced his longtime nemesis Bebe Cool to take a music break. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Jinja Gears Up for Nyege Nyege Festival

[Monitor] All is set today for the 2018 edition of Nyege Nyege music festival at Nile Discovery on the banks of River Nile in Buikwe District. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Lady Storm Makes Strides in Music

[The Herald] She hogged the limelight as the main character on a video of Jah Prayzah's song "Eriza". She had been in the industry for a long time and active in dance circles as Lady Storm, but most people did not know her. Born Lyn Magodo, the talented artiste became a marvel to watch on "Eriza" video and stole the hearts of many admirers because of her style. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Changa's Bizarre Tale of Misfortunes

[The Herald] He was a promising star who rocked the charts in the early 2000s with his hit song "Memo" in a defining moment of his music career which propelled him to international limelight. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Minister Tries to Stop Nyege Nyege Music, Arts Festival

[East African] Uganda's Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Simon Lokodo, has banned a popular and highly publicised international music and arts festival schedule for the weekend. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Musician Mukundu Relishes International Recognition

[The Herald] Talented musician and music producer Clive "Mono" Mukundu is ecstatic ahead of his international tour that will see him holding lectures in the United States. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Jesa Storms Chibuku Road to Fame Finals

[New Zimbabwe] Afro-Jazz band Jesa have snatched the sole ticket to represent Harare province at this year's edition of the annual Chibuku Road to Fame national finals set for September 29 at Glamis Arena in Harare. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Big Party for Female Musicians

[The Herald] For a long time, songstress Diana "Mangwenya" Samkange has been vocal about the exclusion of female musicians from big shows. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Jay-Z's Music and Video Streaming Service 'Tidal' Launches in Uganda

[This is Africa] Tidal has partnered with telecommunications company MTN to launch in Uganda, before heading to Nigeria. Tidal will not only make its vast catalogue available to MTN users but it will also host local music in collaboration with local musicians. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Drug Addiction in Music Videos - Who's to Blame?

[Leadership] From time immemorial, celebrities have used various kinds of drugs to enhance their performance. But why are security personnel attached to these celebrities powerless when it comes to drugs? Anthony Ada Abraham explores the answer to this question. (AllAfrica)


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