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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 Cte d'Ivoire.


News : Afro-Caribbean Music

Kenya: Piracy Hot Topic At Africa Music Conference

[The Star]MUSIC piracy, broadcasting rights, licensing and legal framework development, are some of the hot topics to be discussed in this year's annual Broadcast Film and Music Africa conference to be held next month. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Oussou Njie Senor to Celebrate Golden Jubilee in Music

[The Point]Ismaila Oussou Njie Senor is set to celebrate his 50-year golden jubilee in music by staging various shows with his new Faateleku Dance Band with other Gambian bands and musicians. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Kenyan Music Stars for Kilimanjaro Awards

[The Star]KENYAN artistes Fidempa, Jaguar, Amani and Wyre have been nominated in this year's annual Tanzanian music awards, Kilimanjaro Music Awards. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: ABJMMS Holds First Public Performance

[Daily Observer]Amadu Bansang Jobarteh Manding Musical School (ABJMMS) during the weekend held its first public performance at the school, located at Kembujeh Village of the West Coast Region. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Down Music Memory Lane - Ugly Creatures, Namibia's Live Music Brand of All Time

[New Era]One of Namibia's most recognisable live music bands in years gone by, and currently, Ugly Creatures, began life at the Martin Luther High School in 1970 after music crazy boys from the Garden town of Okahandja teamed up to embark on a journey that would capture the imagination of local music followers for years. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Ambassada Hits Out At 'Prosperity' Pastors

[The Star]GOSPEL singer Ambassada has challenged fellow artistes, church leaders and other ministers of God's word to stop focusing only on the gospel of prosperity. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: King Chambiecco Releases "Ndizamugogoda"

[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -Newly signed Prime Time dancehall musician King Chambiecco has released his first single 'Ndizamugogoda." (AllAfrica)


Malawi: 'Lack of Promoter Hindering My Album Release'

[Malawi News Agency]Blantyre -Upcoming R&B and pop artist, Ernest Chinkhungu known by the stage name Creamwine has bemoaned lack of a manager/promoter as the main reason behind his failure to release an album. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Iso and Beatenberg to Support John Newman

[Biz-Community]The local line-up to support British modern soul sensation John Newman, when he tours South Africa for the first time later this month, has been announced. ISO will be performing in Cape Town at the Good Hope Centre on Wednesday, 23 April and Beatenberg on Thursday, 24 April at Joburg's Town Hall Lane in Newtown. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Musicians Speak Out On Kizito Mihigo

[New Times]ONE OF RWANDA'S renowned musicians Kizito Mihigo has confessed to being involved in terrorist activities. Kizito and three others are accused of planning attacks, with the aim to overthrow the government, to assassinate government officials and to incite violence. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Popular Musician Held for Alleged Links to Terrorists

[New Times]Musician Kizito Mihigo, a radio journalist and a demobilised soldier have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in subversive activities, Police have said. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Rapper Defends Maria Nepembe Single

[New Era]Underground rapper John Y-jay Thimotheus comes in defence of his new controversial single titled 'Maria Nepembe, which has left many a rappers on the local Hip Hop scene ranting about it. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Gurumo Laid to Rest

[Daily News]DANCE music guru Muhidin Gurumo, who passed away last Sunday, was laid to rest at his home village Masaki in Kisarawe District, Coast Region, by hundreds of mourners on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Star Scraps Star Quest, Announces New Music Show

[Leadership]Nigeria's leading premium beer brand, Star, has announced the arrival of the country's first ever music and game talent show. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Sammy Kasule Brings His Unique Flavour Home

[Observer]There are so many great bass guitarists, but there is one that has shown mastery and virtuosity beyond understanding. He is someone that will drive young and gifted guitarists like Mike Ouma out of their seats just to see how he does it. This guy never needs antics on stage; he is calm and composed at all times, letting his fingers do the talking. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Kaberere's Wife Gives Birth After His Burial

[The Star]IT'S amazing how God works. On Friday, gospel music singer Peter Kaberere was laid to rest at the Lang'ata cemetery, amid sorrow and tears. But a few hours late, the sadness turned joy as Kaberere's wife, Njeri Kahura (Njesh), gave birth to their second child - a baby girl named Njoki. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Kizito Mihigo and Accomplices Admit to Carrying Out Subversive Activities

[News of Rwanda]Local popular Rwanda musician Kizito Mihigo and his accomplices have admitted they have links with terrorist group FDLR, and working with the South Africa's based opposition party- Rwanda National Congress (RNC) which has been involved in staging terror attacks in Rwanda. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Biggie Tembo Jnr Releases Second Album

[The Herald]After almost five years since he announced his arrival on the music scene, Biggie Tembo Junior has now released his second album in a bid to keep jiti music alive. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Early Easter Treat

[The Herald]Gospel lovers who went to Gwanzura Stadium this Sunday got an early Easter treat with musicians in the genre belting out their favourite hits during Chipaz Promotions' 10th anniversary. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Freeman Off to Australia

[The Herald]Zimbabwe dancehall award-winning artiste, Freeman's star continues to shine. The "Joina City" hitmaker left Zimbabwe today as he embarks on his maiden international tour of Australia where he is scheduled to perform in Melbourne and Perth. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Sod Splashes U.S $4 000 On Birthday Bash

[The Herald]Award winning hip-hop clique Swag On Deck more popularly known as SOD threw a three-day mega birthday party for one of its founder members Gerald Jellz who turned 23. The party, held at Courtney Hotel cost an estimated $4 000. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Ekevelo Lyove Group Sign Autograph on CDs in Quilengues

[ANGOP]Quilengues -The music group of Ekevelo Lyove promoted on Sunday in Quilengues municipality, southern Hula province, a session of sale and signing of autographs of its first album. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Tsoka Liyenda - Piksy's Brand New Face

[Malawi News Agency]Lilongwe -For an artist who is best known with songs like Unamata, Uncle short one, and Appetizer; listening to his brand new song Tsoka Liyenda would say for itself the new dimension his career is taking. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: Busy Signal to Perform in Addis

[Reporter]The reggae dancehall icon Busy Signal is scheduled to perform on April 26 at the Millennium Hall. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Maalim Gurumo Is Dead

[Daily News]VETERAN musician Maalim Gurumo passed away in Dar es Salaam. Earlier reports had it that Mzee Gurumo fell in a toilet at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) where he was admitted. (AllAfrica)


Eritrea: Music Show Conducted Honoring the Late Sudanese Artist Mohammed Wardi

[Shabait]Asmara -A music show has been conducted on 12 April at Cinema Roma honoring the late Sudanese legend artist Mohammed Wardi. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Winky D Snubs Circumcision Shows Over Jah Prayzah

[New Zimbabwe]POLITICS and petty jealousies among Zimbabwe's top, young musicians currently being used by the Population Services International (PSI) to lure male youths to get circumcised, is reportedly threatening the free flow of the initiative, it has emerged. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Majirani Must Clear My Name - Refigah

[The Star]RISING Kenyan rapper Tom Watimah aka Majirani has chosen to bury the hatchet with Grandpa Records' creative director Refigah and producer cum rapper V6. (AllAfrica)


Tunisia: Joss Stone and Behe, Captivating Voices At "Jazz Carthage"

[Tunis Afrique Presse]Tunis -Standing ovations and unstoppable applause rocked Saturday night's show as Grammy award singer Joss Stone and Tunisian singer Behe Ben Cheikh took the stage to perform at the nine edition of "Jazz Carthage," held in Gammarth, leaving the audience roaring for more. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 2face Idibia to Release New Album 'Rewind, Select and Update'

[Daily Trust]'African Beauty' crooner, 2face Idibia, has announced he is releasing a new album this year titled 'Rewind, Select and Update.' (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Gal Faye, Local Artistes in Genocide Anniversary Collabo

[New Times]Franco-Rwandan MC and rap artiste Gal Faye is set to jet in the country on Saturday, to record a joint Genocide commemoration song with local musicians. (AllAfrica)


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