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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

Zimbabwe: Willom Tight, Dino 'Reconnect' in Mzansi

[Zimbabwe Standard] Afro-jazz musician Willbroad "Willom Tight" Muponda and Rasta kwasa musician Dino Mudondo, who formed a formidable combination in the early 2000s, have "reconnected" and the two are sharing the stage in South Africa where they are based. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Zimdancehall Stars 'Clash'

[Zimbabwe Standard] Cheeky Zimdancehall chanter Seh Calaz has made a daring response to compatriot Buffalo Souljah calling him a "big baby" for broadcasting a thinly-veiled threat to physically manhandle him for saying he lost the first round of the ongoing lyrical battle with Ghana's Shatta Walle. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Chris Brown, Davido's New Song Blow My Mind

[allAfrica] Cape Town -U.S. singer Chris Brown has announced on his Instagram page that he will dropping a new song, Blow My Mind, featuring Nigerian musician Davido. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Yvonne Chaka Chaka to Perform At Ziff Tonight

[Citizen] Zanzibar -South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka will this evening perform at the 22nd edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) which ends on Sunday under the theme 'The New Dawn'. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: It's All About Music This Weekend

[The Herald] BATTLE lines have been drawn between Leonard Zhakata and Utakataka Express boss, Peter Moyo, as they battle to woo fans in the city centre this weekend. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Davido, Chris Brown Collaborate On New Song, 'Blow My Mind'

[Vanguard] Afropop star, David Adeleke aka Davido is set to collaborate with American pop sensation, Chris Brown on a new song, 'Blow My Mind'. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Top 10 Richest Musicians in Nigeria 2019

[Leadership] Nigerian musicians are among some of the world richest musicians around the globe. Some of them like Davido, Wizkid are known for buying some of their extravagance items in cash whether in Naira, Dollar or Pounds. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Asaph's Big Hip Hop Dream Adventure

[Zimbabwe Independent] EVERY so often, along comes an artiste who stops you in your tracks and grabs your attention. To quote JAY Z, first they "snatch the streets", then they "snatch" your heart. One cannot help feeling this way while listening to Asaph, one of Zimbabwe hip-hop's biggest voices of the last couple of years. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: LINAM Celebrates 5 Years With Music Conference Featuring Music Business Tutor Jeff Thompson

[Observer] Starts Today (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Queen Vee, Souljah Love Collabo Ready for Release

[The Herald] Rhythm and blues -pop singer Vanessa "Queen Vee" Sibanda seems smitten with the dancehall flare as another new single featuring Souljah Love is set for release soon. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Bobi Wine's Fate Befalls Chameleone As Police Ban His Music Shows

[Monitor] Kyotera -Days after Afro-beat singer Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleon, announced that he had joined the Opposition Democratic Party, police have cancelled his scheduled concerts in Masaka sub-region. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Raphael Saadiq, Corinne Bailey Rae, Tiwa Savage Coming to SA for DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival

[News24Wire] Johannesburg -This year, the team at DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival have outdone themselves by adding even more flavour and a world-class line-up to celebrate Heritage Weekend at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on 21 and 22 September. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Buffalo Souljah in Tiff With Ghanaian Singer

[The Herald] South Africa-based multi award-wining dancehall artiste Buffalo Souljah, real name Thabani Ndlovu, has sparked what seems to be the biggest tiff between African reggae musicians. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Selmor, Picky Leicester Gig Set to Bring Back Tuku Memories

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabweans in Leicester, United Kingdom will have an opportunity to pay homage to late music icon Oliver Mtukudzi's family on Saturday when daughter Selmor is expected to turn back the hands of time in the company of long-time family friend and ex-Black Spirits band member Picky Kasamba. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Buffalo Souljah Shattered in One Minute 40 Seconds

[263Chat] It only took one minute and 40 seconds for Ghanaian Dancehall maestro Shatta Wale to dismantle South Africa-based, Buffalo Souljah in the battle of Africa's King of Dancehall. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Teenager Stabs Brother to Death Over Music At Wedding Party

[Premium Times] A wedding ceremony on Saturday ended in tragedy in Kano as a 19-year-old woman stabbed her elder brother to death during a quarrel between the siblings over the choice of music for the event. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Macheso Readies New Album

[The Herald] SUNGURA maestro Alick Macheso and the Orchestra Mberikwazvo are working on a new album and lucky fans were treated to the new taste of music at a show held in Warren Park at the weekend. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Kwame Dame Drops New EP Dubbed "Hillstreet"

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana's new music sensation, Samuel Nana Kwame Odame Ampofo popularly known in showbiz circles as Kwame Dame has released a new EP (Extended Play) dubbed "Hillstreet" yesterday in Accra. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: kumasi Musicians Are As Good As Accra Musicians, Kwaku Djan Claims.

[Ghanaian Times] Joseph Djan Eduah, with the stage name Kwaku Djan, a percussionist and "World music" artiste, has said that Kumasi-based musicians were as good as their counterparts in Accra. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Ohemaa Mercy Launches Tehillah Experience 2019

[Ghanaian Times] It would be an overflow of the Holy Spirit at this year's Tehillah Experience concert, scheduled for August 11, 2019 at the Calvary Temple of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) off the Spintex Road. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Funny I Have Never Been a Music Director in Coza or Any Church - Timi Dakolo

[Vanguard] 'I guess that also answers the desperate attempt to say I was a music director in COZA. Funny as I have never been a music director in any church ! A church cant have an anonymous music director can they ? Foolishness ! Timi Dakolo, said in his Instagram page. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Outrage Over Tuku Memorial Concert Line-Up

[The Herald] Calls to include Selmor Mtukudzi and other musicians groomed at Pakare Paye Arts Centre at the Tuku Memorial Concert and Birthday Celebrations continue to grow louder. Organisers of the event are contemplating engaging the promoter who had booked Selma ahead of them. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Roki Sets Sight On Inaugural Urban Grooves Awards

[263Chat] Seasoned musician Rockford "Roki" Josphats has begun discussions on the possibility of reviving the urban grooves movement through the establishment of the Zimbabwe Urban Grooves Awards (ZUGA) to counter the much hyped Zimdancehall and Zim Hip-hop awards. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: #NAMAs2019 Calls for Dancers, Including Non-Namibians

[New Era] The Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) 2019 has called for dancers to audition to perform as part of the support for the great performances set for this year's biggest night in Namibian music. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Singer Nyabinde Advocates Peace

[The Herald] Jazz musician Bob Nyabinde recently presented an AK47-shaped guitar to Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement Minister Marshal Perance Shiri who was the guest of honour during the Mazowe Rural District Council investment conference at Mazowe Hotel. (AllAfrica)


Seychelles: President Faure Receives Seychellois Singer and Composer Mr David Philoé

[Government of Seychelles] President Danny Faure received popular Seychellois singer and composer, Mr David Philoé, at State House this morning. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Malawi Musician Fights Myths About Albinism

[VOA] In Malawi, a young albino man is using music to fight discrimination and misconceptions about the genetic condition in a country where more than 100 people with albinism have been attacked since 2014. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Urban Groovers in Nostalgic Reunion

[New Zimbabwe] After years since the Urban Grooves music movement rocked the airwaves at the turn of the century but suddenly muscled out by the emergence of Zimdancehall, some of the leading lights came out of their cocoons Saturday to reconnect with their fans. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: I've Moved On, Says Ditched Singer Muridzo

[The Herald] Afro-Jazz musician, Andy Muridzo, who was ditched by nine members of his Jeetaz Band following a misunderstandings over job contracts, believes the glitch gave him another chance to put his house in order. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Guspy Warrior Collabo Inspires Zimdancehall Star

[Zimbabwe Standard] Gweru musician Blessed "Zizoe" Zigwe says his collaboration with Guspy Warrior has positively assisted in marketing his brand across the country. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Keyamo Denies Paying Charly Boy for Atiku Diss Song

[Guardian] The spokesman of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign team Festus Keyamo has denied paying a leader of #OurMumuDonDo Movement and singer Charly Boy for a song. (AllAfrica)


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