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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

Zimbabwe: Gospel Acapella Outfit Set to Launch DVD Album

[263Chat] Chitungwiza based all-male acapella group The Well Music Ministry is set to launch an eight-track DVD album titled More About Jesus on 8 December at Pandhari lodge in the capital. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Mr. Eazi Generates $1 Million Through Music Streaming

[This Day] UK-based Nigerian musician, Mr. Eazi said he has generated over one million dollars in music streaming alone. He shared his joy via his twitter handle Monday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: D'Banj, Sony Music Sign Record Deal

[Premium Times] Oladapo Oyebanjo, aka D'banj, and Sony Music Africa, have signed a record deal. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Swizz Beatz Coming to South Africa for Black Coffee's Music Is King Concert

[News24Wire] It was announced on Thursday that American super producer Swizz Beatz is coming to SA Black Coffee's Music is King concert. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: UK Top Reggae Group Set for Uganda, Kenya Tour

[East African] Mungo's Hi-Fi, a UK top reggae dancehall collective, will be performing at two concerts in Kampala and Jinja on November 9 and 10 respectively. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Bonga to Perform At Musongué DA Dipanda

[ANGOP] Luanda -The musician Barceló de Carvalho "Bonga" is expected to open on November 11, the annual traditional Musongué live concert promoted by the Recreative Cultural Center Kilamba. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Nairobi to Host Music in Africa Conference for Collaboration and Exchange

[This is Africa] Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) is a pan-African event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages. This year's keynote speaker is Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Boomplay, Universal Music Group Land Distribution Deal

[This Day] Boomplay, Africa's leading music streaming and download service, and Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, have announced the signing of a landmark licensing agreement covering multiple markets within Africa. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Diamond Platnumz Begs Alikiba to Perform At Wasafi Festival

[Nairobi News] Bongo flava star Diamond Platnumz has reached out to his nemesis Alikiba with a request to perform at Wasafi Festival. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Zimpraise Festival Attracts Thousands

[The Herald] Gospel lovers had a rare treat last Saturday when interdenominational choral group, Zimpraise, hosted a successful International Gospel and Music Summer Festival in the Harare Gardens. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Musician Koriya Launches Independent Record Label

[263Chat] On the backdrop of his international #DIStour, Zimbabwean singer-songwriter, and producer Ryan Koriya is pleased to announce the launch of his independent record label Runway Vertical Records from his current base Ibiza, Spain. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Brymo Calls Musicians Turned Politicians 'Thief'

[Guardian] Nigerian music star, Olawale Ashimi better known by his stage name Brymo has said musicians who "suddenly" drop music for politics are thieves. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Music Piracy Rife At the Coast

[New Era] Swakopmund -Namibian artists at the coast have vowed to clamp down on music piracy as they are losing out on their only source of income through this illegal practice. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Another Successful Windhoek Jazz Festival

[Namibian] Saturday, 3 November saw another instalment of the Windhoek Jazz Festival. Jazz fans gathered at the Independence Stadium in the capital where they were treated to stellar performances. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Namibian Reception Got Us Emotional - The Soil

[New Era] South African acapella group, The Soil speaking to New Era after their amazing performance at Windhoek Jazz Festival on Saturday, said "We felt emotional when people started singing back to us." (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Tiwa Savage Shines At MTV Europe Music Awards

[Vanguard] Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has become the first Nigerian female artist to win the MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) in the Best African Act category. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Jah Prayzah in Colourful 'Chitubu' Launch

[The Herald] It was a night to remember. A night when the Harare International Conference Centre was once again filled with music lovers as Jah Prayzah launched his latest album titled "Chitubu". (AllAfrica)


Namibia: 061 Music Debuts New Singer Ahead of Album Launch

[Namibian] 061MUSIC is ready for the summer. The label is preparing for the launch of their album 'Nothing But Beautiful Music' later this month, and has released their second single 'Falling', followed by 'What You Wanna Do' by Balu, Sinna-G and Tuko. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Wizkid - B-Club and I Are Good

[Nairobi News] Nigerian musician Wizkid on Friday said that all is well between him and one of Nairobi's top nightclub B-Club. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: D'Banj Postpones Release of New Singles, Mourns Late South African Rapper, HHP

[Guardian] Singer, Dapo Oyebanjo well known as D'banj has shelved the release of his new singles, which were to be dropped yesterday. The Oliver Twist singer made the announcement via a couple of posts on his Instagram page, saying: "All releases postponed till next week to mourn and honour our legend." (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: D'Banj Goes On Tour With Afrolavida Music Festival

[This Day] Something big is going down this Ember Season. It's the Afrolavida Music Festival with 'D'Banj Goes on Tour'. Afrolavida Music Festival is an entertainment event that celebrates and showcases an explosive experience of music, dance and fun like never before. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Jah Signal Confirms Stealing Charamba Lyrics

[263Chat] Fast-rising Zimdancehall crooner Nicodimus "Jah Signal" Mutize says veteran gospel musician, Pastor Charles Charamba did not approve the use of "Kana Vanhu Vangu" lyrics on his trending Sweety (Shinga Muroora) song. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Harmony Music Ministry Back With Total Praise Concert

[Nyasa Times] Renowned Seventh Day Adventist Harmony music ministries has organized a day long music concert dubbed total praise music concert to be held at Sunny Side church in Blantyre this coming Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Jah Prayzah Serves New Songs Tonight

[Zimbabwe Independent] Award-winning musician Jah Prayzah will tonight launch his much-anticipated ninth studio album titled Chitubu at the Harare International Conference Centre. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Nasty C Gears Up for #IvysonTour

[Namibian] South African rapper Nasty C made an appearance in the capital on Tuesday to promote his #IvysonTour scheduled to take place later this month at the Hage Geingob Rugby Stadium. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: It's Jah Prayzah's Big Day At HICC

[The Herald] It is Jah Prayzah's big day as he unveils his ninth album titled "Chitubu" at Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) tonight. He has made it a tradition to release an album every year and unveil it through a big launch. Big launches are part of his best marketing gimmicks. Over the past few years, Jah Prayzah's album launches have drawn huge crowds. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Wizkid to Share Stage With Top Kenyan Artistes During Katika Festival in Nakuru

[Nairobi News] Khaligraph Jones, Fena Gitu, Viviane, Le Band and a host of DJs among the local acts who will take to the stage before the touring Nigerian star. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: hivaviro Celebrates 20 Years in Music

[The Herald] Reverend Togarepi Chivaviro will today hold a free all-night show dubbed "Thanksgiving and Worship Night" to celebrate his two decades in the music industry. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Evance Mereka Set to Headline Gospel Shows in SA

[Nyasa Times] As a way of cementing relationships emanating from the social media, Whatsapp group members have organized a gospel music shows in South Africa where Malawian based artist Evance Watsopano Mereka will perform. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Reactions to Jah Prayzah's Chitubu Teaser

[263Chat] Following the release of Jah Prayzah's title track Chitubu, off his upcoming album, stakes have automatically gone up. Expectations are high that the new album will live up to its billing and restore Jah Prayzah's dominance in the Zimbabwe's music industry which appeared under threat from his former guitarist Baba Harare. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Rhumba Outfit Reaches Out to Entertainment Starved Fans

[The Herald] Talented music outfit rhumba outfit Bana Des As is on a campaign to reach out to rhumba fans that have been starved due to the genre's limited shows. A few rhumba groups are doing live shows and Bana Des As is one of the consistent performers of the foreign beat that rocked the industry some years ago. (AllAfrica)


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