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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

Zambia: Boyz II Men Arrive in Lusaka

[Zambia Reports] Grammy award winning R&B group Boyz II Men have arrived in the country setting the stage for their highly anticipated show on September 22 and 23rd in Lusaka. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Musician Advocates Support for Govt's Change Campaign Through Music

[Vanguard] An up and coming musician, Idopise Emmanuel, popularly called , "Mr Jack", has appealed to musicians to support the change agenda of the Federal Government through their choice of lyrics. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Police Music Festival Provides 'Harmony' for Hardworking Officers - Mbalula

[News24Wire] The annual Police Music and Culture Association (Polmusca) festival offers an element of balance to police officers during their hard and dangerous lives, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has said. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Yemi Alade's Song Will Be Featured In Video Game

[Premium Times] Nigerian Afro-Pop singer, Yemi Alade, has joined the likes of Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, on "Just Dance 2018" Video Game. (AllAfrica)


Congo-Kinshasa: Rhythm of Capoeira Helps Rape Survivors Find New Start

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Goma -"I don't remember anything from what happened later in that day. I was raped, I got pregnant and now here is my baby" (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Chimbetu Promises Memorable Night At Iridium

[The Herald] Suluman Chimbetu will tonight rekindle his relationship with patrons at Iridium Life Gem - formerly Jazz 24 /7 - in the city centre when he performs at a show that is expected to bring back memories of his exciting shows that have been staged at the venue. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Stage Set for Police Music, Cultural Festival

[SAnews.gov.za] Police across the country will meet in song and dance this weekend for the South African Police Service's Police Music and Cultural Association's (POLMUSCA) national unity festival. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Gospel Musician Mussa to Launch Animated Video

[Nyasa Times] Celebrated gospel musician of the Desperate fame will on September 30 launch an animated music video of his hit single Mdidi at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Tambaoga Back With Anti-Corruption Song

[The Herald] "Agirimende" hit-maker, Last Chiyangwa, affectionately known as Tambaoga has resurfaced with a new anti-corruption song titled "Mutemo Wavirima". (AllAfrica)


Malawi: First Lady Secures $10 000 Music Equipment for Malawian Youths

[Nyasa Times] The China Africa Business Council (CABC) announced on Tuesday that it will donate music equipment worth US$10 million dollars to assist Malawian youths in developing and nurturing their artistic talents in music. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Jazz Artist Paliani to Perform At This Year's Festival

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Nde'feyo Entertainment and Nzika Arts, producers of Urban Music People (UMP) Awards and Festival, have engaged the country's Jazz artist, Erik Paliani to spice up the festival this year. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Tuku Reflects On Career, Music Journey

[The Herald] Music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi, who turns 65 this Friday, says the late Safirio "Mukadota" Madzikatire inspired him to venture into arts, when the genre was still lowly regarded. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: How Graffiti Can Add to Music, Movie Location

[Leadership] The world of graffiti is an untapped angle of aesthetics in our country. Graffiti are writings or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted on a wall or other surface. This form of art has existed since ancient times, dating back to Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, and the Roman Empire. Graffiti is seen with mixed feelings in various climes, but it does not change the fact that it is an aspect of art that lends voice to the voiceless. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Rapper Gwamba to Launch Netball, Football Trophies

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Renowned Hip hop artist, Gwamba will on October 1, 2017 launch a K2 million 'Jesus is my Boss' football and netball trophies for the youths in Area 18 in the country's capital City, Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)


Lesotho: Judges Satisfied With Ultimate Awards Entries

[Lesotho Times] JUDGES of the Ultimate Music Awards (UMAs) have expressed satisfaction with the quantity and quality of entries for this year's competition. (AllAfrica)


Lesotho: Denim and Sneakers Bash Welcomes Spring

[Lesotho Times] AFRO Sounds has lined up a Denim and Sneakers event which will see the best dressed reveller walk away with M1000 at Maseru Central Park on 23 September. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Smacks to Release Three New Singles

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -After releasing Undipweteka in November 2016 which enjoyed air play in most local radio stations, Samuel Kaira popularly known as Smacks is set to release three new singles in October, 2017. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Much Anticipation for Suffix Debut Album

[Nyasa Times] Social media was awash with comments and speculations responding to "They tryanna push my first album, I tell them just wait for it" Facebook post by Award winning Holy Hip Hop artist Suffix. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Miracle Chinga Promises Fireworks At Sound and Light Concert

[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -The budding Gospel Songbird, Miracle Chinga, has promised fireworks at the Sound and Light Concert scheduled to take place from September 29 to 30 in Salima. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Turn Off Your Faucet to Fight Climate Change, Rock Icon Patti Smith Says

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] United Nations -"It's important not to be drawn into a state of pessimism or a state of paralysis" - rock star Patti Smith (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Finalists for Rap Battle Competition Selected

[New Era] Windhoek -Up to 21 local upcoming rappers were selected to compete in the much-anticipated Rap Battle Namibia Volume 2 competition slated for October 29 at the Warehouse Theatre. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Reggae Musician Pampi Judah to Perform in Windhoek

[New Era] Windhoek -Jamaican roots reggae musician, Pampi Judah, who is seen by many in this genre to be on course to become one of the Caribbean island's greatest song writers and vocalists, will be performing at Windhoek's Zoo Park Amphitheatre on Friday, September 29. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Ruling Party Ropes in Singer Nsaku for By-Elections Campaign

[Nyasa Times] Lilongwe City South East by-election candidate for governing Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP) Reuben Ngwenya has hired reggae artist Charles Nsaku to be performing at his campaign rallies. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Musician Thindwa Releases Song On Lake Malawi Ownership

[Nyasa Times] UK-based Malawian singer, Nick Thindwa, has released a single on the Lake Malawi boundary wrangle with its north-eastern neighbour, Tanzania. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Macheso Relishes SABC Festival

[The Herald] When sungura musician Alick Macheso recorded his album "Ndezvashe-eh" about 10 years ago at South Africa's Mobile Music Trust it yielded results back home and it successfully maintained the momentum created by the previous albums. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Anonymous36t Talks Fusing Genres in His Projects

[Nyasa Times] Lilongwe hip-hop artist, Anonymous36t says he has effectively fused rock, old school boom bap rap and a hint of trap in his projects. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 'Music Is a Mission for Me', Nwanegbo

[Guardian] For upcoming gospel musician, Gloria Nwanegbo, music is a mission. It is ministering to the spiritual needs of the people and plays an important role to trigger God's intervention in the affairs of men. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Scientific Drops Hot New Release and USA Tour Date

[Observer] Scientific's "Dah Na News" featuring DJ Sly is probably the only dance song playing during this rainy season that comes with an exceptional hip-co slant to it that has surprisingly grabbed the multi award winning lyricist a whole different set of fans, the die hard hip-co fans. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Muson to Stage Its 21st Music Concert

[This Day] The 21st MUSON Festival of the Arts, 2017 starts on the 18th of October with MusicQuest/Youth Concert. With several young musicians are constantly emerging in Nigeria, the annual MusicQuest is a way of showcasing and encouraging these talents. The youth concert is a competition that provides a platform of self-expression for these young budding artistes. This platform is also MUSON's modest contribution to the national effort at discovering and nurturing of our youths. Wednesday, October 18 will flag off t (AllAfrica)


Botswana: Leaders Angry With Stampede - Olopeng

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Cabinet has decided that all music festivals scheduled between now and December will continue as planned, says Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development, Thapelo Olopeng. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Country Music Great Don Williams Dies At 78

[Leadership] Don Williams, a singer of country music who emerged as one of the biggest stars during the late 1970s, died on Friday, September 8 in Mobile, Alabama, Aged 78. (AllAfrica)


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