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.


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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

South Africa:Meet Masiphumelele's Budding Violinists

[GroundUp] In a small classroom learners from Masiphumelele are learning a new skill: playing the violin. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Veetaedo Bosses Local Music Industry Around

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -AFTER working with such talents as Cassper Nyovest, music executive Abza Poloko seems to have unearthed the latest gem in Hammanskraal-born performer, Vusaisizwe Nduli. Better known by his stage name, Veetaedo, the 22-year-old has curtain-raised or shared the stage with such prominent acts as Amanda Black, Dream Team, DJ Tira, EMTEE, Mafikizolo, Okmalumkoolkat and Sjava. He counts Dr Dre, Drake and Nyovest among his influences. Veetaedo is eager to step out of these big names, with a debut album coming up. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Japanese Feel At Domboshawa Jazz Festival

[The Herald] In a rare jazz festival that features international artistes, Domboshava music lovers are in for a treat this weekend. Japanese singer Iyco and Kakafuraha band return to Zimbabwe after an impressive performance at the Harare International Festival of the Arts this year and will perform in Domboshava tomorrow at Generations Sports Bar. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Local Musicians Perfom at Free Voter Registration Campaign Concert

[The Herald] Organisers of a voter registration campaign concert that will be held at Hellenic Sports Club this afternoon have secured shuttle buses that will ferry students from various colleges around the city to the venue. In addition to carrying students, there will be a lot of fun on the buses as performing artistes will get personal with their fans during the journeys to the Sports Club. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Boomplay Music Emerges Best in Africa

[Leadership] Lagos -Boomplay Music, Africa's fastest growing music streaming and download platform, reinforced its continued contribution to the African content distribution ecosystem, after being recognised by an independent panel of industry experts at the Apps Africa Awards. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Elysha Concert Resurrects MJ, Lucky Dube

[Observer] Friday night was no ordinary one for music lovers as rising artiste Elysha Mutebi put up a concert to honour fallen legends Lucky Dube and Michael Jackson (MJ). (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Musician Chimbetu's Alimony Case Postponed

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -A local court has postponed a case in which prominent musician Sulumani Chimbetu is seeking reduction of maintenance for his two children. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Tuku - an African Legend's Glory

[The Herald] Award winning legendary music star Oliver Mtukudzi affectionately known as "Tuku" said he was shocked and surprised at the same time after an announcement that he had won the African Legend Award at the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) held over the weekend at Eko Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. In an interview at his Pakare Paye Centre a few hours after arriving from Nigeria on Tuesday, Tuku said he did not know he would get the award since he was only invited as a special guest to make a speech. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Winners of the AFRIMA 2017 Awards - Oliver Mtukudzi and Salif Keita Honoured

[This is Africa] The 2017 Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) honours music greats Zimbabwe's Dr Oliver Mtukudzi and Mali's Salif Keita. In its 4th edition AFRIMMA also awarded numerous other African artists. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Muridzo, Chipfumo Battle for Fans in Westlea

[The Herald] Music fans in Westlea will tomorrow have to choose between attending Progress Chipfumo and Andy Muridzo's shows that are taking place at joints that are less that 100 metres apart. Muridzo will be on stage at Club Veritas while Chipfumo will be at Club Flora. Both musicians have similar followings and tonight they might have to share fans as they perform at the shopping centre. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Bengo Hosts 24th Edition of National Popular Music Festival

[ANGOP] Luanda -The capital of the northern Bengo province, Caxito, will host the 24th edition of National Popular Music Festival of Angola (Variante) on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Musician 'First Farai' Fakes Mother's Death

[The Herald] He is known for courting controversy whenever he gets a chance to be naughty. Many people remember the story of how First Farai was alleged to have abused condolence contributions collected at the late Cephas Mashakada's funeral, which extremely angered fellow musician Hosiah Chipanga. That was six years ago and First Farai still denies the accusations. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Cultural Music Icon, Tokay Tomah, Is Dead

[Observer] Nicknamed 'Queen of the Stage,' Tokay Tomah entered the music arena in 2002 as a solo artist with her debut album, 'Chay Chay Polay,' (AllAfrica)

East Africa:Making EAC Music Win Global Market

[Daily News] East African music is steadily winning a global appeal after years of struggles. The sky-high success of the region's mega stars such as Ali Kiba, Diamond Platinumz, Chameleon, Victoria Kimani or Sauti Sol has created an urge for the global market. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Jakkie Louw in Namibia

[Namibian] THE Kings of Afrikaans acoustic rock, Jakkie Louw and John Henry Opperman (Klopjag) will make their debut at the Warehouse Theatre in Windhoek on Wednesday, 15 November, at 20h00. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:'Awesome 2017' to End the Year in Style

[Namibian] The 'Awesome 2017' music bash slated for Saturday, 2 December is billed to be the biggest party to end the year off with musical performances by the likes of legendary Zimbabwean musician Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Killer T Charms Fans in Unfamiliar Territory

[The Herald] Mbare bred chanter Killer T was the toast of the night on Friday as he charmed revellers at News Cafe in Borrowdale. The musician, who is known for bragging about his "ghetto" roots momentarily forgot his upbringing as he churned out sing-along hits that have made him a household name. Buoyed by an appreciative crowd that had braved the rains, Killer T settled fast inunfamiliar territory. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Marondera Hosts Music Awards

[Zimbabwe Standard] Mashonaland East entertainment hub, Marondera Pamap will on December 9 host the third edition of the Marondera Music Awards. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Wahu Dumps Secular Music, Confirms Being Born-Again

[Nairobi News] It's now official, singer Wahu Kagwi is a born-again Christian. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Diamond's Brother Reveals Wasafi Records' Biggest Weakness

[Nairobi News] Bongo flava star Diamond Platinumz' brother, Rommy Jones, who is also his DJ, has disclosed one major problem ailing their successful Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) Recording Label. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Gospel Musician Magacha's Album Auctioned for U.S.$800

[The Herald] Laughter and thrills characterised award-winning gospel musician Sabastian Magacha's album launch dubbed "Wonererwai Jesu" that was held on Friday night at the Theatre in the Park in Harare Gardens. The event was hosted by popular comedian Samantha Kureya, affectionately known as Gonyeti, who was at her best as she threw jokes that continuously left fans in stitches. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Hip-Hop Artist Trice Embraces Social Media

[Zimbabwe Standard] An upcoming hip-hop artist in Kadoma is tackling a blackout by local radio stations to market his music using social media. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Psquare Put Jointly Owned Mansion Up for Sale

[Premium Times] The popular 'Squareville' mansion in Lagos, home of embattled Psquare brothers, Paul and Peter Okoye, is up for sale. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Musicians Brown, Magacha to Unleash Albums

[The Herald] Afro-pop diva Ammara Brown and award winning gospel musician Sabastian Magacha are set to launch their much-anticipated albums tonight at The Venue and Theatre in the Park in Harare Gardens respectively. Ammara's 14-track album titled "Ammartia" was done by a number of producers, among them Simba Tagz, Mr Kamera, Oskid and DJ Tamuka. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Sounds of Freedom - Music As a Catalyst of Change

[Monitor] Can music be a pain reliever in the struggle for liberation? Living in Virginia, USA, I miss those evenings when I would sit before the local television back in Uganda and watch the evening news. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Macheso Charms Korean Ambassador

[The Herald] Alick Macheso's music has excited people of various backgrounds, with Korean Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Cho Jaichel being one of the fans charmed by the "Tafadzwa" singer. The Ambassador revealed to The Herald Arts that he is a big fan of Macheso and has been following his music on YouTube and other social media platforms. He said in Korea music was associated with farming and the Korean drum symbolises hard work. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Urban Music People Awards Preparations Underway

[Nyasa Times] Up-market luxury club, The Cockpit Lounge located at Golden Peacock Hotel complex in Lilongwe will this weekend host Urban Music People (UMP) Awards pre-party which will feature live performances of selected urban artists and DJs. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Namadingo Set for Year Ending Concert in Lilongwe

[Nyasa Times] The Sensational afro-gospel musician, Patience Namadingo says all is set for his final year's concert dubbed 'All New Namadingo' scheduled to take place December 23, 2017 at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda:Why Are Local Music Groups Breaking Up?

[New Times] But everything that has a beginning must come to an end, and stories of break ups in local music circles abound. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:#newmusic - Coke Studio Africa Releases New Song "Kenya Yetu"

[Capital FM] In the Spirit of patriotism, Coke Studio Africa has released a new song "Kenya Yetu"--an ode to Kenya, by 2017 Kenya Coke Studio stars: Avril, Sauti Sol, Nyashinski and Dela. The song is a certified feel-good patriotic song with an uplifting message and powerful lyrics to inspire and appreciate our heroes who fought for our independence as a country and even those who continue to do so. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Jah Prayzah Goes to Marondera

[The Herald] Contemporary musician Jah Prayzah who is still smarting from a series of misfortunes stages a bash at Legends Sports Dinner in Marondera on Saturday. Jah Prayzah who was stoned by mourners at his former bouncer's funeral on Tuesday in Harare and also got a rude awakening from his fans in Masvingo and Harare over the weekend, seeks to prove that he is still the same man at the show. His manager Keane Mushapaidze said they would go ahead with the show and fans should just expect fireworks. (AllAfrica)

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