Afro-Caribbean Music



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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 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: Fury As Gospel Star Makhabane Concert Cancelled

[Nyasa Times] Malawians who flocked to Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) on Friday night left the venue in anger and disbelief after the much anticipated Sipho Makhabane's live in concert failed to take place due to poor organization. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Jazz - Much Loved but Misunderstood Music Genre

[East African] For a continent that had a heavy hand in orchestrating what has come to be known as "Jazz," East Africa music lovers are yet to discover the fundamentals of jazz and are being exploited by "jazz show" organisers. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: DJ Andy Skills Reveals Big Tip From Bad Black

[Monitor] Who is DJ Andy Skillz? (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Old Kebab Gets New Groove

[The Herald] As summer sets in, outdoor joints will definitely be the major attractions on the local showbiz circuit. One such place is Old Kebab which had become a white elephant. In the past few weeks, a group of enterprising entertainers led by DJ T Fresh of Hennesy Entertainment has taken over and injected fresh mojo into the joint.The place is now a major centre of attraction, drawing hundreds of merry-makers during weekends. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: University Music Group Shines in South Africa

[The Herald] Midlands State University (MSU) marimba group Rimba Resonance Vibes scooped three awards at the International Marimba and Steelpan Festival in Gauteng, South Africa, recently. The festival saw more than 80 schools from different African countries participating. Rimba Resonance Vibes competed in three categories, prestige bands, battle of the bands and in-the-mix contest.They came first in the battle of the bands and prestige bands categories and landed bronze in the last category where they blend marimba w (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Is Belle 9 the Next Wasafi Signing?

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -They have made a flying start in their journey into record label business with the signing of some top names with many praising the management for its efforts. And now it seems WCB are into what might be the greatest coupe in artist management in the country with rumours suggesting that singer Belle 9 is set to join the Wasafi ranks. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: U.S. Rapper Jidenna Coming to South Africa

[The Herald] It's confirmed! (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mafikizolo Jets in

[The Herald] South African group Mafikizolo is expected in the country today for a gig scheduled for Belgravia Sports Club on Saturday. The South African group will share the stage with Wallace Chirumiko, better known as Winky D, and Jah Prayzah. One of the event organisers Benjamin Nyandoro of Jive Zimbabwe said upon arrival the group will make a ghetto tour to meet their fans."Everything is in place for the arrival of the group as well as their ghetto tour where they will be meeting their fans," said Nyandoro. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Wizkid Jets in for Mutzig Beer Fest

[New Times] Nigerian popular singer Wizkid, born Ibrahim Ayodeji Balogun, arrived in the country today ahead of the annual Mutzig Beer Fest scheduled for Saturday at Romans Park Regular (ex Rugende Training Centre); about 15 minutes drive from Kigali City. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Gospel Artistes in Joint Concert

[New Times] Worried about how to spend your Sunday evening? Shining Stars, a worship team at Evangelical Restoration Church, Masoro Parish, is bringing together Kigali's best gospel artistes in a concert dubbed "Slaves of Worship". (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Word Has It...Wizkid to Grace Kwita Izina Gala

[New Times] AFRIMA snubs DJ Pius (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Killer T, Judgement Yard Join Forces

[The Herald] One of the busiest weekends in showbiz is upon us, but before Mafikizolo and K.O invade the capital - there is something else quite massive taking place tonight. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: I Don't Make Enough Money From Music - Samuel Owusu

[Ghana Star] Ace highlife musician, Samuel Owusu has said that he hardly makes money from the music industry in recent times. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Tytan's 'Mukoko' Video Wins Award

[The Herald] Popular "Mukoko" video by Tytan and Ammara Brown has been voted best music video of the year at the recently held Zimbabwe Youth Achievers Awards in Texas. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mafikizolo Zimbabwe Bound

[Financial Gazette] ADVANCE tickets for the forthcoming Mafikizolo, KO, Cashtime gig penned in for this Saturday will be on sale from today organisers of the event have said. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Swahili Music Festival Website to Be Launched in Dar es Salaam

[Daily News] Zanzibar -There will be the launching of the Swahili Music Festival (SMF) website tonight, at the fourth Wednesday Music Smash (WMS) in Dar es Salaam. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Khetwayo Set to Launch Anditsogoza Album At Sheaffer - 'One Gospel, One Stage'

[Nyasa Times] A Lilongwe based urban gospel music artist, Khetwayo Sibale on Sunday will launch his second album 'Anditsogoza' at Sheaffer ICA marquee in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Civil Servant Releases Gospel Album

[Nyasa Times] A civil servant working with the Ministry of Local Government in Ntcheu says God-given talent must be used to the fullest to turn around socio-eco-political tables. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mafikizolo to Tour Harare Suburbs Before Show

[The Herald] South African musicians Mafikizolo and KO will tour a number of Harare suburbs to meet fans after their arrival in the country on Friday afternoon. The musicians will visit selected low density and high density suburbs in an expedition that will also be a familiarisation tour for the singers. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Comic Music

[Observer] By the time Joseph Dean was twenty, he not only sang well, he also wrote his own songs. Since then, he has utilized every possible means to nurture his talent by himself. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: South Africa's Lira Shares Life Story With Windhoek Audience

[Namibian] South African songstress Lira shared her life story with the audience at a packed Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek on Saturday, 20 August as a part of the Master Class series. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Dancehall Musician Soul Jah Love Recounts Accident

[The Herald] Dancehall musician Soul Jah Love who was injured together with other band members in a car accident in Gweru last week said it was by God's grace that they survived from the horror crash. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Musician Vission Boy Drops Album

[Namibian] Judging by Vission Boy's 'Movimento' album cover, one can see that work was put into making the CD cover an eye-catching one. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Singer Christopher Muneza Exits Music Label

[New Times] Singer Christopher Muneza has parted ways with Kina Music label, days after he emerged second in the Primus GumaGuma Superstar Season 6 competition. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Bruce Melodie's 'Turaberanye' Becomes Instant Hit

[New Times] R&B singer Bruce Melodie's new video of Turaberyanye hit single has received overwhelming reception within days after its launch on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Rapper KO Optimistic About Zimbabwe Tour

[The Herald] South African musician KO is optimistic that his tour of Zimbabwe, which will see him performing at Belgravia Sports Club on Saturday with Mafikizolo and local musicians, will open new avenues for him in the country. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I Can't Wait to Perform in Rwanda, Says Wizkid

[New Times] Nigerian music star Wizkid has said that he cannot wait to perform in Rwanda this coming weekend, following his massive concert in Mwanza, Tanzania. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rapper Gael Faye Ties the Knot

[New Times] Rapper Gaël Faye and his love Violaine said "I do" in a private ceremony attended by select friends and family in the resort town of Rubavu on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Childhood Pain Steers Tari Mari Into Music

[Zimbabwe Standard] Late Mbira queen Chiwoniso Maraire's former band member and cousin Tari Mari is making a solo comeback into the music scene with a debut six-track album titled Kumusha. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: It's a Bright New Dawn for Mangwenya

[Zimbabwe Standard] Diversified songstress Diana Samukange, better known as "Mangwenya" in music circles, will soon release an album titled Kwayedza, which she says gives "my fans a clear picture of what is happening behind the scenes in my life". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Jah Prayzah Invades Africa

[Zimbabwe Standard] High-riding musician Jah Prayzah no longer needs introduction on the local scene as he has constantly proven his mettle through packed shows and many corporate endorsements. (AllAfrica)

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