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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

Nigeria:Peter 'P-Square' Announces First Solo Tour

[Vanguard] Peter of the estranged Psquare has announced plans to commence his first solo tour after split from group. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Hugh Masekela - No Room for Compromise

[Fahamu] For over 60 years Hugh Masekela had been at the forefront of world revolutionary trends and made his mark at the site of the global anti-racist struggles. His sounds of struggle, inspiration, revolutionary change and love are now part of the history of revolutionary music of the end of the twentieth century and early twenty first century. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:From Norway to Bongo - Makihiyo's Musical Journey

[Citizen] Ingrid Fossum, 26, is a Norwegian artiste who has embarked on a music career in Tanzania. Locally she's known as 'Makihiyo', a tribal name given to her by her host family in Tanga. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Musicians Davido, Olamide Land Major Endorsement Deals

[Vanguard] Two months into year 2018, DMW baddest boss, Davido and YBNL boss, Olamide are already counting their blessings. The duo are excited about their latest endorsement deals as they could not hide their joy on social media. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Fans Celebrate Late Bob Marley At 73

[Vanguard] It was a beehive of activity at the Bob Marley Museum, in Jamaica, as thousands packed the venue for the annual event to celebrate the life of late reggae legend, Bob Marley. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Is Madzibaba Nicholas Zakaria Cursed?

[The Herald] There is something in Nicholas "Madzibaba" Zakaria's countenance that evokes admiration and sympathy at once. A humble and experienced musician who mostly treads far from controversy and makes good music, the man somehow fails to fully enjoy the fruits of his sweat. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:M.I Announces Release Date for 4th Studio Album 'Yung Denzel'

[Premium Times] Rapper M.I through his social media platforms on Thursday confirmed a release date for his fourth-studio album titled, Yung Denzel. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Weasel - Watch This Space. I Can Sing Alone

[Observer] When musician Moses Nakintije Sekibogo aka Mowzey Radio's candle burnt out last Thursday at Case hospital, fellow artistes were quick to remind each other of his wishes not to cry for him. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Singer Iyanya Confirms Exit From Mavin Records

[Premium Times] Singer, Iyanya Mbuk, has confirmed his exit from the Don Jazzy-led Mavin Records. The Kukere crooner disclosed this on Wednesday during an interview with Beat FM in Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:'My Music Not for Competition'

[The Herald] With several albums to his name, internationally acclaimed musician Oliver Mtukudzi believes he is now releasing albums to educate the nation not for competition with other musicians. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Chirenje Launches Third Album

[263Chat] Gospel diva ,Sandra Chirenje ,will today launch her third album, Shekinah, which encourages one to solider on in times of trouble. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Music Guru Macheso Introduces Sons to Sungura

[263Chat] Sungura music supremo , Aleck Macheso has introduced his two sons, Tatenda and Esau, to the music world, a move he says is meant to preserve the Macheso dynasty. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:The Death of Mowzey Radio - Behind the Shock and Emotion

[Monitor] Music superstar Moses Ssekibogo, popularly known by his stage name Mowzey Radio, was laid to rest Saturday in Kagga, Wakiso District, amid very emotional scenes. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:35 Years Later, Diplock's Soka Omunonye Still Kicks the Gown

[Monitor] It is not known if Diplock Ssegawa had given up on vigorous performing before 2013. During a light moment at the National Theatre, one comedian dramatised a story of the singer, apparently, after returning to Kampala after staying in London, during a wedding Ssegawa was attending, they played his song Sooka Omunonye to get the bride searching for the groom and boom, he discovered he was still a star. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Why We Have Not Banned Olamide's Science Student - Film, Video Censors Board

[Daily Trust] The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) says it has yet to ban the controversial music album dubbed Science Student because it wasn't done to promote hard drug consumption and other crimes. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Mowzey Radio Tributes At Kololo

[Observer] On February 2, friends, fans and family of Mowzey Radio (RIP) gathered at Kololo ceremonial grouds to give him a musical vigil. Artistes struggled to replicate his songs, but Ykee Benda and Mr Lee from B2C Entertainment did his songs justice. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:Inganzo Ngari to Grace Continental Music Festival

[New Times] Festival goers will have a taste of Rwanda's traditional music at the annual Sauti za Busara festival in Stone Town, Zanzibar starting tomorrow. The festival will end on February 11. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia:Scarce Entertainment Avenues, Protection Worthy

[Addis Fortune] Tewodros Kassahun, a.k.a. Teddy Afro, is a fundamental revolutionary. Of course, for some, he can seem a little ingratiating, with one of his most famous sayings, "love will win". But love him or hate him, Teddy Afro is the leading influential celebrity of his generation, with millions of adoring fans. And the recent Bahir Dar concert, dubbed 'Ethiopia Journey to Love', could be considered as yet another chapter of his glittering biography. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Chipuwe Promises to Up His Game

[The Herald] Rising sungura musician David Hatie Chipuwe has promised to up his game this year in the most celebrated genre in showbiz and lure more musical fans to his brand. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Remembering the Greats From Africa's World of Music

[The Herald] There is always something surreal about life, an indefinable little something that exudes mystery and eternity at the same time. That something is always going to be very difficult to pin down; at the end of the day you find yourself wondering if you are in a kind of perpetual dream. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Mowzey Radio's Death Should Be a Wakeup Call

[Observer] Years ago, I used to be involved in the entertainment industry. First, as a writer with an interest in the industry, and later as a consultant. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Promoters and Managers Are the Threat to Musicians, Not Fans

[Observer] While speaking at the burial of Mowzey Radio (Moses Ssekibogo) in Nakawuka last week, veteran musician Joseph Mayanja alias Dr Jose Chameleone vowed to deal with anyone planning to attack an artiste to cause harm or death. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Colleague Recounts Mowzey's Last Hours

[Monitor] Kampala -Mr David Washington Ebangit, a music producer for late crooner Moses Ssekibogo, well known by his stage name Mowzey Radio, has spoken out on the deceased's last hours at a bar in Entebbe. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Emulate Mowzey's Positive Attributes, Especially His Music

[Monitor] The old boys of Kiira College Butiki (KCB) join the entire country, family and music fraternity in mourning the demise of a music icon and now legend, Moses Ssekibogo, alias Mowzey Radio. (AllAfrica)


Namibia:Suzy Eises and Elemotho Represent Namibia in the Us

[Namibian] NAMIBIAN musicians Suzy Eises and Elemotho represented the country at the Music Bridges Around The World (MBAW) international music festival in San Antonio, USA on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Tinny Entertainment Announces Termination of YCee's Deal With Sony Music

[Premium Times] Tinny Entertainment has announced the termination of Ycee's distribution deal with Sony Music Africa. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:How Do You Remember Fallen Music Ace Mowzey Radio

[EA Business] Kampala -Uganda is still in somber mood mourning the passing on of a multimillion talented Music ace Mowzey Radio (born Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo) as many of his countrymen and women continue to remember him not just as a singer but a man of different walks of life including a rising entrepreneur. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda:Tusker Project Fame's Mbabazi on Redefining Her Music Career

[New Times] Tusker Project Fame created a good platform for Rwandan contestant Phiona Mbabazi when she was evicted in the first weeks of the show back in 2013. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:What Mowzey Radio Said About Love and Career

[Monitor] Mowzey Radio passed on last Thursday at 7am after spending ten days in coma at Case Hospital after sustaining head injuries through a brawl in Entebbe on January 22, this year. ISAAC SSEJJOMBWE compiles some of his statements about his love life and music career. (AllAfrica)


Uganda:Accept Mowzey As He Was, This Land Made Him So

[Monitor] "When the madness of an entire nation disturbs a solitary mind, it is not enough to say the man is mad," cautioned Prof Francis Davis Imbuga in his Betrayal In The City. These eternally wise words of the late Kenyan playwright and literature scholar came to my mind when the late Moses Nakintije Ssekibogo, also known as Mowzey Radio, of the Goodlyfe Crew, passed on last week. The crew was completed by Douglas Mayanja, a.k.a Weasel. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Nyamarebvu to Finally Launch Debut Solo Album

[New Zimbabwe] International touring artist, Munyaradzi Nyamarebvu, is set to launch his debut 11-track solo album, Ngatidanane, in Harare on February 10. (AllAfrica)


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