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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.


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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)


DJ Drama's South Africa trip (video)

DJ Drama drops off a new vlog documenting his annual trip to Johannesburg, South Africa. Watch as he parties it up at SWAY Sandton nightclub and brags about what a great time he had. Shot by Studio Space Pictures. (africahit.com)


Alpha Blondy's mystic sound

Alpha Blondy's 16th studio album, the self produced Mystic Power, is no exception to Alpha’s tried and tested formula of bringing new creative elements from other genres to reggae. (africahit.com)


MTV Africa All Stars Concert with Snoop Dogg, D’Banj, Fally Ipupa, Tuface, ...(VIDEO)

Watch video highlights from the MTV Africa All Stars Concert held in Durban, South Africa this past weekend. (africahit.com)


Obama to visit South Africa, Senegal, Tanzania

President Obama will visit three African nations this summer.The White House says the president and first lady Michelle Obama will leave on June 26, stopping in Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. Obama will meet with government figures as well as leaders from the business, civil society and youth communities. (africahit.com)


FALLY IPUPA HEAT UP THE LINEUP FOR MTV AFRICA ALL STARS KWAZULU-NATAL WITH SNOOP LION

Durban/Johannesburg, 30 April 2013: Fally Ipupa (@fallyipupa01) and Professor(@professorkalawa) are the latest stars to sign up for MTV Africa All Stars KwaZulu-Natal with Snoop Lion, the urban music extravaganza staged by MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) and KwaZulu-Natal Province in Durban. (africahit.com)


Aliko Dangote, the Richest African Man! (video)

The richest African is Nigerian Aliko Dangote, worth $16.1 Billion. Dangote is a venerable philanthropist, who has given away over $100 million to causes in health, education, flood relief and poverty alleviation. The Nigerian-born businessman retains his position as Africa’s richest man for the 3rd year in a row. (africahit.com)


Kaysha – Viver Sem Ti (Music Video)

I remember a decade ago, it was virtually impossible to watch any music channel on DSTV for a whole day without seeing Kaysha’s “One Love” or “On Dit Quoi” videos. He won several awards back then, including the prestigious Kora Award for Best African Act in 2000. I became a HUGE fan of the Congolese superstar right away. Since then, he’s not exactly been able to hit those dizzy heights. (africahit.com)


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)


Uganda: Eddy Kenzo Is an Inspiration

[Observer] Top Ugandan musician Edrisah Musuuza, popularly known as Eddy Kenzo, has made history by winning the prestigious Black Entertainment Television (BET) award. (AllAfrica)


East Africa: Eddy Kenzo Wins BET for East Africa

[Observer] With Channel O awards gone, artistes that invest millions in music videos now have the MTV MAMAs - which can only accommodate a few African acts - the BET awards and MTV EMAs which have all carried a sole slot for Best International Act, Africa. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Somanje Estate Row Spills Into Court

[The Herald] The dispute over the late musician Daiton Somanje's estate is expected to be settled at the Master of the High Court today. Daiton's relatives said they wanted the late musician's second wife, Esther Musango, to share the royalties with his children. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Bantaba With Alagie Mbaye, Award Winning Griot

[Daily Observer] The role of a griot is more than just a story-telling. He or she is a genealogists, singer, and deliverer of social or diplomatic messages, war rouser, general joke telling and buffoonery and is highly prized at traditional celebrations. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Nyari Releases Single Featuring Chiwoniso

[The Herald] Nyari Mashayamombe yesterday released her music single titled "Cry", which features the late Chiwoniso Maraire. The song, which talks about "girl child abuse", was recorded in 2012 and set for release the following year but was delayed because of Chiwoniso's death. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Dancehall Stars to Celebrate Phatisani's Birthday

[The Herald] Several dancehall musicians unite for the birthday of Star FM's presenter Pathisani Sibanda to be held at the City Sports Bar on Friday. The line-up includes dancehall heavyweights Killer T, Seh Calaz, Kinna, Guspy Warrior, Freeman and Mosstaff. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Music Producer Offers Help for State House Trespass Suspect

[Nation] A trespass suspect held for scaling a perimeter wall and entering State House has been ordered back into custody. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Putting Locks On Music Piracy

[Monitor] With the Internet, there is an open platform to download all kinds of music without caring about copyright infringement. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Video - I Will Sing Till My Last Day On Earth - Bruce Melodie

[New Times] Bruce Itahiwacu better known by his stage name Bruce Melodie was born and raised in Kanombe, Kigali. He is the last child in a family of four - two boys and two girls. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 'Electronic Soundscape' Echoes Trends for World Music Day

[Guardian] Abuja -Training session at data centreWith support from the Franco-German Cultural Fund, the Institut Française du Nigeria, Abuja, the Goethe-Institut and the Alliance Française, Lagos, collaborate to enhance a better experience in their annual World Music Day celebrations, this year. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Bruna Tatiana and Totó At Stp Music Awards Gala

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan singers Bruna Tatiana and Totó will appear in the first edition of the STP Music Awards gala on Saturday in São Tomé and Príncipe. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Zim-Sierra Leone Artistes in Collabo

[The Herald] Zimbabwean sculptor and musician Terry Benhura has roped in Sierra Leonean singer Alimamy Karbgo on his latest album titled "Murombo Munhu". Terry (34) who is a nephew to internationally celebrated sculptor Dominic Benhura featured Alimamy on some of the songs on the eight-track gospel album in a move that is likely to boost his musical fortunes. The affable musician said he managed to rope in the services of the Sierra Leonean after striking a working relationship with him and other artistes from Africa d (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Zangoma Hip-Hip Part Sets Standards

[The Herald] Zimbabwean hip-hop remains a force to reckon with as some young people continue to favour the genre. The just ended weekend was packed to the brim with hip-hop events including the Zangoma Hip-hop Party last Friday and the monthly Changamire Hip-hop Festival. A cosmopolitan crowd attended the much hyped Zangoma party bringing hip-hop fans and enthusiasts from across the nation together. The Zaangoma party kicked off at 7pm with DJ Chucknosis on the decks kicking songs which related with old school chaps wh (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: I Can Sing Gospel Talent Show Back On Track

[The Herald] The much anticipated "I Can Sing Gospel Talent Search Show" has finally found a new lease of life after it had been halted due to various financial setbacks. The talent search show is to be re-launched later this year around August as it seeks to identify and mould raw talent in the gospel music fraternity as it will be held in every district in the country. In an interview with The Herald Entertainment, gospel musician and founder of the "I Can Sing Gospel Talent Search", Silent Shasha, said all major obs (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Nesto Manandi Video Out

[The Herald] Urban grooves musician Ernest Manandi popularly known as Nesto in the music circles launched a classic video for his single Ngalangala at the Ambassador Hotel in the capital over the weekend. Fellow artistes, including Cindy Munyavi, the P.O Box crew, Discord, Roki and Doc Vikela who was the master of ceremony, converged to support their colleague. His brother, television and radio personality Barry Manandi also graced the event. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Peter Cements Relations With ZRP

[The Herald] Peter Moyo has decided to play an active role in keeping crime rates down as he volunteers to work with the Zimbabwe Republic Police on various projects. This comes after the artiste performed alongside the ZRP band in Chadcombe over the weekend during the Zimbabwe Republic Police Hatfield, Airport and Hatfield Traffic Service Charter Re-launch. In an interview with The Herald Entertainment, Moyo revealed that he is part of the community therefore the need for him to make his contribution in society. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gospel Musician Honours War Heroes

[The Herald] Upcoming gospel musician Stephen Muzambi has released a tribute song to living and departed liberation war heroes, titled "We Salute You". The song is a prayer thanking God for guiding them in the liberation struggle. Muzambi said the new production was designed to acknowledge the role played by those who fought for Independence. "The tribute song does not only recognise the selfless contributions made by the heroes but is also a prayer to God so that he guides them in leading the nation and that he blesse (AllAfrica)


Algeria: Singer Souad Massi Reunites With Algerian Fans

[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -Singer Souad Massi has reunited with the Algerian public Saturday for a concert where she performed songs from her latest album and her greatest hits. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: UK Sama Festival Brings Zimbos Together

[The Herald] Given the large number of Zimbabweans living in the UK at the moment, some brilliant Zimbabweans also living in the UK must have thought that music festivals are the perfect way to combine a love for music and the meeting of all Zimbabweans in the UK. (AllAfrica)


Zambia: Macky 2 Plants the 'Kiss'

[Zambia Reports] Copperbelt singer Macky 2 this afternoon planted the significant kiss when he a "boy" transitions into a "man" by publicly declaring his love for his sweetheart Chello Hatiinga. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Jaguar Threatens to Quit Graft Riddled Nacada

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Musician Jaguar has threatened to quit the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) board in two weeks if Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, and investigating agencies fail to address massive corruption plaguing the authority. (AllAfrica)


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