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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

Uganda: Cindy Goes Live in Guvnor

[Monitor] More than anything, Cindy is a passionate performer, one who puts her heart and soul in a stage performance that even as threads of sweat start lining her face, she will be asking fans for the next song they would like her to perform. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Morgan Heritage Leaves Lasting Impression

[Monitor] Last Thursday, Morgan Heritage, a Grammy award winning reggae band staged a memorable show at Lugogo Cricket Oval. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Nobody Is Equal to Me, Wizkid Boasts

[Vanguard] During the week, arguments about whose latest single is a bigger hit surfaced and went viral on social media between the fans of Davido and Wizkid. In February, Davido released the audio and visuals to his first single in 2017 titled 'If', while Wizkid released the audio and visuals to his first single in 2017 titled 'Come closer', featuring American rapper, Drake just last weekend. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Ghetto Kids Crew Dances Better Than Chris Brown - French Montana

[allAfrica] The popular U.S. rapper was recently in Uganda shooting a documentary called The Motherland. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Dj Stavo's 'The Journey' Video Goes Viral

[Financial Gazette] REGIONALLY acclaimed entertainer DJ Stavo (real name Steven Sanders) is really a man on mission and his long musical journey is bearing fruits. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Music Jamboree in Support of Weah's Presidential Bid

[Observer] A group of home-based and Diaspora musicians have organized themselves under the banner "Musicians United for Weah's Presidency 2017" to support and encourage Liberians to see Sen. George M. Weah as a suitable candidate to succeed President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf in 2018. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Good Music for a Double Holiday

[Observer] There is truly a time for everything under the sun. And so it will be as God has ordained it, that Friday April 14, 2017 marks the extraordinary convergence of an ecumenical holiday, Good Friday and the Liberian national holiday, Fast and Prayer Day - a double dose of prayerful intercession for Mama Liberia, all at once. And what better way to observe the double holiday than an evening of soul-stirring music in concert by the Liberia National Academy of Music (LINAM)? (AllAfrica)


Jermaine Jackson Speaks on P Square’s Michael Jackson Tribute Video

The Late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was given a befitting tribute by P-Square in their latest video for the song “Personally”. Here’s what MJ’s big brother Jermaine Jackson had to say about it.The P-Square US Tour 2013 commences next month. Details coming soon.*O.O* (africahit.com)


Mandela's health may overshadow Obama's return to Africa

President Obama touched down aware that Nelson Mandela was on life-support and even closer to death than he was before the president and the first family boarded Air Force One Wednesday, unnerved by Mandela's declining health and certain that his passing would dramatically alter the Obamas' first extensive tour of sub-Saharan Africa. (africahit.com)


Ghana: Mr. Eazi Throws Shots At Organizers of Ghana Music Awards

[Ghana Star] Hours after the 2017 Ghana Music Awards ended, Afrobeats star Mr. Eazi threw a subtle shot at the organizers of the Ghana Music Awards. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Upcoming Musician Dondo Launches Album Tomorrow

[The Herald] Upcoming musician Sam Dondo believes his second album "Game Changer" that will be launched at Meikles Hotel tomorrow will spur him to another level. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: I Went Into Full-Time Music the Moment I Found Myself Dancing for Ruggedman, Akon, Others - Scooby Nero

[Vanguard] Anthony Chukwuma Onwubuariri well known as Scooby Nero is a Nigeria born South Africa based recording artist, songwriter & record producer. He is popularly known for his breakthrough single "Nobody" featuring DJ Dimplez & "Washkalakunda" featuring "Gigi Lamayne", "Maraza", "AB Crazy" & "Miz-Dee".. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Drake's 'One Dance' Featuring Wizkid Nominated for Billboard Music Awards

[Premium Times] Drake's "One Dance" featuring Wizkid has been nominated as one of the Top hot 100 songs for the 2017 Billboard awards scheduled to hold in Las Vegas on May 21. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Musician Jaguar Charged Over Reckless Driving After 2 Die in Crash

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Popular musician Charles Kanyi alias Jaguar has been charged with careless driving leading to the deaths of two people on the Makutano-Sagana Road. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Jidenna, Sarkodie Join One Africa Music Festival Line

[Ghana Star] Jidenna and Sarkodie have joined the host of artistes who will be performing at the One Africa Music Festival at the Wembley SSE Arena on May 13. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gospel Musicians Mhere, Pasinawako Join Forces

[The Herald] Award winning gospel musician Mathias Mhere has joined forces with gospel diva Bethen Pasinawako for a show to be held on April 29 in Harare. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Kidnapped Rapper Says He Was Tortured By Armed Abductors

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Rapper Ibrahim Mussa a.k.a. Roma Mkatoliki who was allegedly kidnapped along with three other Bongo Flava artistes, yesterday shade some light on what happened since their ordeal started on Wednesday evening. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Morgan Heritage to Perform in Uganda

[East African] The Grammy Award winning reggae family band, Morgan Heritage, has promised fans their best music at their first ever concert in Uganda; it will be held at the Lugogo Cricket Oval on April 13. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Dancehall Still Rules the Roost As Thousands Attend Kinnah's Birthday Bash

[The Herald] Mbare Netball Complex was a hive on Saturday night as thousands of dancehall fans came to celebrate with their musician Kinnah who turned 26 over the weekend. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Bobi Wine Protests Mengo Land Eviction

[Monitor] Wakiso -Popular local artiste Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has criticised the demolition of a parking facility and a road leading to his famous One Love Beach in Busabaala, Wakiso District allegedly on Mengo orders. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Runtown, Stonebwoy, M.anifest, Others Win At Vodafone Ghana Music Awards

[Premium Times] The 18th edition of the prestigious Vodafone Ghana Music Awards closed its curtains on Saturday at the Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Nyasa Music Awards Slated for May 5

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -After Hibernating for two years from the music scene, the Malawi Music Awards have resurfaced with a new name as Nyasa Music Awards where best performing artists in the country will be recognized and awarded. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Moreira Chonguica and Manu Dibango Release an Album

[This is Africa] When two seasoned African jazz musicians come together to play music, what you end up getting is an unforgettable musical experience. Mozambican saxophonist, Moreira Chonguia collaborated with Cameroonian jazz maestro Manu Dibango in a 10 track album that took five years of discussions. The album titled M & M was released at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival on the 31st of March. The songs are a remarkable mix of well known old jazz standards with an African twist. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Tuku Headlines Sama UK Fest

[The Herald] Zimbabwe's renowned musician and cultural icon Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi is set to headline the 2017 edition of the annual Southern Africa Music and Arts Festival (Sama) hosted by Y2K Entertainment. He will perform on April 14 and 15. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Kinnah Ecstatic Ahead of Birthday Bash

[The Herald] All is set for dancehall star Kinnah's birthday bash slated for Mbare Netball Complex tomorrow. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Young Igwe Recounts Dhewa's Last Days

[The Herald] Until he got to Grade Six, Peter Moyo did not know that he was Tongai "Dhewa" Moyo's son. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Love Brewed in Music Studio

[Monitor] For a while, Nshaba had his eyes on Omukiga but it took him some time to get an opportunity to come up-close with her. Then one day, she visited AO Records in Kampala where he worked. He did not wait to let his feelings known to her. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Group Launches Gospel Music APP

[This Day] ETranzact group has launched a gospel music application known as the Minstrel with a focus to improve the gospel industry in Nigeria and make the content exclusively available to all and sundry. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Sungura Musician Amuli Launches Album

[The Herald] Sungura musician Gift Amuli will tonight launch his new album "Masvingo" at Jazz 24/ 7. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Juliana Kanyomozi Comeback Haunted By Plagiarism Ghost

[Observer] The last time Juliana Kanyomozi dominated media for music reasons was after her participation in the controversial Tubonga Naawe campaign song. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Drama At Macheso Show

[The Herald] There was drama at Alick Macheso's show in Mbare recently when the musician stormed off the stage after his ex-guitarist Taffy Nyamunda joined the band's performance. (AllAfrica)


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