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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

Liberia: CIC Reveals Meaning of His Debut Album 19ninety4

[Observer] Rapper and singer CIC: Finally, what I tried to do was to diversify and to make a little something for everyone, mostly to honor women. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Musicians Union of Liberia Gets New President

[Observer] 'We will alleviate musicians of poverty,' says MULIB's President-elect, Sammy Gray Gboguy (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Diamond, Rayvanny Rekindle #PlayKeMusic Debate With New Hot Single

[Nairobi News] Tanzanians singers Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny have reawakened the raging #PlayKeMusic debate with their new hit song titled Tetema. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: R-I Records Set to Launch Afro-Rap for Nigerians, UK

[Guardian] A United Kingdom-based record label, R-I Records is set to launch 'Afro-Rap', a new music genre, which is a combination of Afrobeat and rap for global acceptability, especially the Nigerian and U.K music markets. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: D'Ija in New Video, Mr. Bob, Pay Tribute to Bob Marley

[Guardian] Mavin Records artiste, D'ija is out with her first effort for the year 2019, with the release of the video to her latest single, Mr Bob, which is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Reggae artiste, Bob Marley on the day of his posthumous birthday, February 6. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: A Grammy Win for Seun Kuti?

[This Day] Vanessa Obioha writes that the Fela-Kuti sons, Femi and Seun have set a record as the first Nigerian blood brothers to get a nod from The Recording Academy Awards, better known as The Grammys. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: UK Firm Speaks Out on 'Owning' National Anthem Copyright

[Nairobi News] A UK music company accused of copyrighting Kenya's National Anthem has come out to clear the air. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Fela My Favourite Musician, Davido Reigning Music King - Atiku

[Premium Times] The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described pop singer, Davido, as the "reigning king of Nigerian music." (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mlindo the Vocalist Set for Debut Gig in Bulawayo

[New Zimbabwe] FAST rising South African crooner, Mlindo the Vocalist is set for a debut performance in Bulawayo, 23rd of this month. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Artistes Chart Paths to Boosting Music Economy

[Guardian] Artists have called on government to put sustainable structures and regulations in place to boost the evolving digital music economy. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Nasty C Coming to Zimbabwe Again

[263Chat] South African hip-hop star, Nasty C will be coming to Zimbabwe for the second time on 27 April to grace King 98's "Francesca" album launch at Wingate Golf Club. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: Giving Mbaya Dance Hip-Hop Touch

[Cameroon Tribune] Mbaya is an energetic, mostly male dance of the Wimbum people of Donga-Mantung Division in the North West Region. It is also common amongst the Nso people of Bui Division in the same region, and perhaps in northern Cameroon - the origin of Tikar people of which the Wimbum are descendants. Beyond the borders of Donga-Mantung, Mbaya was largely made popular in 1993 with the release of Mbaya Dance by the late Jissa Shafta (Ngwa Joel). (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: Presenting Mel Nova's 'Yeni'

[Cameroon Tribune] Gradually, "Kwaitokossa" a blend of South African "Kwaito," Cameroonian Makossa and other African music genres, is taking roots. Mel Nova, the brain behind it, has released his third album, "Yeni" (or "It is well" in the Limbum language spoken in Donga-Mantung Division of the North West Region.) (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: Teghen Melinda Akwi - a Mixture of Journalistic and Musical Talent

[Cameroon Tribune] Melinda Swan has released her first single which has gone viral on social media. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Has UK Company Copyrighted Kenya's National Anthem?

[Nairobi News] A YouTuber has reignited discussion on the Kenya national anthem's ownership rights after revealing how a UK based company has claimed copyright. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Coke Studio Opens Doors for Tammy

[The Herald] Celebrated local artistes who are part of Coke Studio Africa which premières on ZBC TV this Saturday have benefited from working with international acts during recording sessions held in Kenya late last year. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Another Tuku Concert Set for This Month

[New Zimbabwe] Government, through the Sports and Arts Ministry, has organised its own tribute concert for late music icon, Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi which is set to feature unnamed international artists. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Police Condemns Hate Music - to Pursue Mesho's Case to Its Logical Conclusion

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police Services (MPS) has in strongest terms condemned the tendency of composing, producing and distribution of hate music which they say may end up sparking violence amongst Malawians. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Media Brand Madeinzwe Releases Charity Single

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwean media brand, MadeInZwe has released a charity single "MadeInZWE" which features over 40 Zimbabwean artists across the world. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Controversies Trail Davido's UK Concert

[Vanguard] Weeks ahead of Davido's much publicized concert at the O2 Arena in London, on January 27, 2019, he personally took it upon himself to publicly boast that by all means, he was going to sell out the venue like no other African artiste ever did. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: #WorldWizkidDay - Fans Praise Music Star On Twitter

[Vanguard] Thousands of fans have taken to Twitter to list Wizkid's achievements under the hashtag #WorldWizkidDay. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Enzo Accused of Stealing Magate Video Concept

[263Chat] Fast-rising Zim dancehall chanter, Enzo Ishall has become the latest culprit involved in breaching intellectual property rights after stealing a video concept for his "Magate" song from Boss Pumacol's "Zvirikutamba Zvega." (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: UK-Based Record Label Set to Infuse Afrobeat With Rap Music

[Vanguard] A UK base record label, R-I Records, on Monday said it was set to infuse Afrobeat music with rap for global acceptance and promotion of genre. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Not Even Death Could Stop Tuku From Making History

[263Chat] On the south-western side of the capital city Harare, lies one of Zimbabwe's oldest suburbs, Highfield whose name was derived from Highfield Farm on which it stands. The sprawling high-density suburb which was established way back in 1935, is endowed with a rich history that stretches from arts, sport and politics to business, health and many others. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Marisa Single Makes Waves On Channel O, Trace Africa

[The Herald] Breaking onto the international music scene has not been easy for many upcoming young musicians. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mbeu for Tuku's SA Memorial

[The Herald] Rising afro-fusion musician Ashton Nyahora, popularly known as Mbeu, will today join local and international musicians to celebrate the life of the late national hero Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Star FM Awards Worth the Wait

[The Herald] The inaugural Star FM 2019 Music Awards ceremony which took place last Friday night at Zimbali Lifestyle Centre in Greendale lived up to expectations as glitz, glamour and entertainment characterised the event. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: French Zouk Singer Slai Coming to Kigali

[East African] French zouk singer and songwriter Slai (real name Patrice Sylvestre) will be the headline act at the Kigali Jazz Junction February Edition to be held at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (Camp Kigali). The event will be Slai's first performance in Rwanda. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Teni, d'Banj Are 'Faces of Athletics' in Nigeria

[Guardian] The President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Ibrahim Shehu Gusau yesterday, the 1st of February announced that Nigerian musicians D'Banj and Teni are the new faces of Athletics in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Celeb Buzz - Why Doesn't Nyashinski Collaborate More?

[Nation] Would you like to hear an obvious statement? Nyashinski is a talented artiste. He can sing and rap. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Revellers Kill DJ for Playing Boring Music

[Monitor] Nebbi -A senior three student of Parombo Secondary School who has been working as a part-time disc jockey (DJ), in one of the disco halls in Akworo Sub-county in Nebbi District has been killed. (AllAfrica)


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