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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

Akon "I really want to make the biggest impact in Africa." (video)

The Senegalese-American singer is putting the final touches to his fourth studio album, expected to be released in June, nearly 10 years after he first rose to fame with his 2004 debut offering "Trouble." (africahit.com)


Gambia: Double T Drops Debut Single

[Daily Observer] After intense studio work, promising music star- Double T has released his debut single, after officially going solo. The song dubbed, "You Special" a love was produced by him and mastered by Hakim Samad of Sunland Music. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Obasanjo Wants to Become a Music Producer, Distributor

[This Day] After reaching the zenith of his career in the Nigerian Army and ruling the country twice, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, probably bored with farming, has now set his sights on joining the music industry by promoting Nigerian music globally. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Teta On Her New Single and Surprise Homecoming

[New Times] Since her return last week, she has been making back-to-back TV and radio appearances; "which was also a way to see all my fellows working in the media, the same people who have had my back since day one and whom I believe still do," she explained. She also used the media appearances to promote the video for her latest song, Birangwa, which was released a week earlier. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Yemi Sax Out With 6th Album, Promises More Quality Music

[Vanguard] With the release of his sixth studio album, famous Nigerian saxophonist, Yemi Sax, fondly called 'Africa's Sax Oracle, has promised never to disappoint in his resolve to constantly churn out quality music for the pleasure and satisfaction of his fans and lovers of good music. The saxophone extraordinaire and multi-talented musician made the declaration at the album official launch which held last Friday, May 5 in Lagos, while speaking to E-daily in an exclusive chat. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: 'Promoters Shun Upcoming Artistes'

[The Herald] Sophie Chese -Upcoming artiste Brighton Madzikanda has accused local promoters of concentrating on established artistes while ignoring upcoming ones. Madzikanda who uses the stage name Mabhidza has released his first singles collection comprising 11 songs. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Sungura Musician Moyo Readies New Album

[The Herald] Sungura musician Peter Moyo will launch his new album "Mopao Mokonzi" at Jazz 24/ 7 in the capital next week on Thursday. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Darkecy Drops 'Igisabo' Video

[New Times] U.S-based Rwandan rapper Darkecy has dropped a sizzling video for his latest single, Igisabo. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Carlsberg Urban Music Legacy Returns - Blakjak to Host the Show

[Nyasa Times] The fun is back. The annual Carlsberg Urban Music Legacy is back this Sunday at the normal venue, College of Medicine Sports Complex with promising acts including trending artists Martse, Sonye and Malinga Mafia. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Musoke, the Man Behind Those Super Music Videos

[Observer] Marvin Musoke has churned out impressive music videos, including Bebe Cool's Onepikira, B2C's Nyongera, Winnie Nwagi's Musawo, Kano Kozze and Irene Ntale's Sembera. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Doadoa - Where Music Was Discussed and Sung

[Monitor] Doadoa East African Performing Arts Market is more than music. Whereas many people were keen on the evening programmes which publicised line-ups of artistes and musicians that would be performing, there was a lot that went on during the day. It gives stakeholders in the music industry an opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience through a number of workshops and conferences that feed into the support structures and systems of the music industry. The sixth edition this year took place between May 3rd (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Dr Mwakyembe's Counsel to Musicians

[Citizen] Dodoma -The Minister for Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Dr Harrison Mwakyembe on Monday asked musicians to stay out of politics and focus their energy on art. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Music Legend Virginia Sillah of Harare Mambos Dies in London

[New Zimbabwe] UK: Zimbabwean musician, Virginia Sillah, who was the lead vocalist for the Harare Mambos band which made waves in the late 70's and early 80's, has died in a London Hospital, family spokesperson, Cleopatra Sillah said in a press release at the weekend. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Lifeline for Vic Falls Dancehall Musicians

[The Herald] Dancehall music has been dominating in Harare and the genre has struggled to bring fruitful products outside the capital. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Riderman, Buravan Rock 'European Street Festival'

[New Times] Next on stage was Afrogroov soul Band, a group of singers consisting of talented Inanga star Deo Munyakazi, vocalists Mike Kayihura, Eric Soul, rapper Angel Umutoni and Prime. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Sipe to Join Zani Challe At Old Trafford Performance

[Nyasa Times] Malawian singer and ex-BBA Hotshots housemate, Sipe has been included to share the stage with South Africa-based Malawian singer-cum-rapper Zani Challe on Saturday May 6 at the Evolution Suite of Old Trafford Stadium, the home of Manchester United FC during the charity dinner and dance organised by UK based Malawian public health care charitable organisation, Malawi Health Care Support (MAhecas). (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Winky D, Andy Muridzo Headline Castle Tankard

[The Herald] Zimdancehall star Winky D and rising Afro-fusion musician Andy Muridzo are set to headline the Castle Tankard today at the Borrowdale Racecourse. Freeman, Judgement Yard and DJ EL-Roy are also going to share the stage with the two artistes. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Malaika Signs New Recording Deal With Scottish Producer

[Citizen] When Malaika first broke on the scene in 2014, she was featured in Chege's hit single 'Uswazi Take Away'; at that point it remained just that - a featuring with a certain wannabe novice. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Couple Holds Marimba Camp in Sweden

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE mbira maestro, Jacob Mafuleni and wife Martha Thom are in Sweden where they are holding an international mbira training camp with a Swedish Marimba band, Zimba Marimba, led by Peta Axelsson. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Chocolate City Music Signs Yung L

[Premium Times] Chocolate City Music has signed raving Nigerian music sensation, Yung L to its imprint. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Liberian Rappers Who Are Selling Liberian Music to the World (Part One)

[Observer] Nothing has so influenced the emergence of rappers as an active force in Liberia's music industry than the coming into force of a new breed of talent that has also helped to shape the sound and make it pleasing to the ears through hip-co. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Top Musicians to Perform at Jay-Z's Music Festival

[Vanguard] Top three Nigerian artistes, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Maleek Berry are billed to take America by storm as they perform at the 2017 edition of Made in America festival. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Elders' Forum Set to Resurrect Music Legend Orlando Owoh At O'jez

[Guardian] Elders' Forum, jointly organised by O'jez Entertainment Group and Evergreen Musical Company Limited scheduled to hold on Sunday, April 30, will celebrate, post-humously, the musical legacy of Dr. Orlando Owoh, popularly called the African Kenery. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gospel Musician Mhere Releases New Video

[The Herald] Prolific gospel musician Matthias Mhere has released his new video, "Vana VaJesu" that is set to get rave reviews in the entertainment sector .The video was shot by Slimaz Pro and choreographed by award winner dancer John Cole. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Chitsama Returns to Music

[The Herald] Preparations for seasoned musician Kuchinei Chatsama's video launch of the song, "Parere Moyo" are at advanced stage with organisers of the event confirming the latest development. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Upcoming Musician On Aids Campaign

[The Herald] Tawanda Marwizi -Upcoming musician Jah Victory real name Collette Hodera has roped in Baba Harare for an HIV and Aids song to be released next week. Titled "Wakandibaya", the song was recorded at Maselo studios. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Music Legend Mtukudzi Pays Tribute to Wife At His London Dinner Gala

[New Zimbabwe] Dr OLIVER Mtukudzi paid tribute to his wife Daisy for standing by him for the last four decades of his music career, at a dinner held in his honour at the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel in London on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Propensity to Forge - for How Long, Dear Tanzania?

[Daily News] It began with Congolese music in the early 1960s when the Tanzanian music scene could have been heard anywhere in the streets of Kinshasa and Lubumbashi because our 'jazz' bands- without jazz music -were playing tunes lifted slap-bang into Dar es Salaam entertainment houses from the Congo. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Former Street Boy Jazzing Up Nairobi Streets with His Saxophone

[VOA] If you've been walking through downtown Nairobi lately, you may have seen Moses Odhiambo. The 29-year-old self-taught saxophonist has been drawing crowds and inspiring a love of music in young people who, like himself, are growing up on the streets. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Bizimana - Rwanda's Top Gospel Musician On His Career

[New Times] The recently concluded annual Easter Celebration concert by Gospel singer and piano maestro Patient Bizimana can be termed as one of the most successful gospel concerts the country has had. This is proven by the fully packed auditorium of 'believers' that attended the show that featured leading gospel musicians like Burundi's Apollinaire Habonimana and Marion Shako from Kenya. With three full albums under his belt, the 'UbwoBuntu' singer describes his music journey as that of (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: 'Sick' Macheso Cancels Show

[The Herald] Sungura musician Alick Macheso was forced to abort a show scheduled for Manake Bar in Ruwa following some "serious" chest pains. (AllAfrica)


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