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

Nigeria: Tiwa Savage, Davido, Wizkid, Others to Headline DJ Kaywise's 'Joor Concert'

[Vanguard] It's another year of excitement as the Nigeria music industry is about to witness another mind-blowing concert tagged 'Joor Concert' today, January 25, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Enzo Pays Homage to Chillspot

[263Chat] Despite moving on to a new management, there is no love lost between Enzo Ishall and his former stable Chillspot Records, the singer has said. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Garry Mapanzure Set to Launch Debut EP Album

[New Zimbabwe] RISING musician, Garry Mapanzure is set to launch his debut EP album, 'Sushi Season The First' in style with a party on the 15th of February in the United Kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Selmor Honours Dad With 'Mandidzimbira'

[The Herald] Hyperactive daughter of the late Oliver Mtukudzi, Selmor, has released a song "Mandidzimbira" in honour of her father. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: The Blessed Generation Set to Drop a Single

[Nyasa Times] After releasing two singles in a space of two months, Blantyre based Gospel Music group, the Blessed Generation is set to release another single titled 'Thandizeni' expected to hit the airwaves on Saturday, January 26. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: A Humble Legend

[The Herald] The death of national hero and music legend Dr Oliver Mtukudzi on January 23 last year brought sorrow, not only to Zimbabweans, but Africa and the world. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Majek Fashek Discharged From Hospital, Undergoing Therapy - Manager

[Premium Times] Omenka Uzoma, the manager of Nigerian music legend, Majek's Fashek, has said the singer is currently undergoing therapy in the U.S. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Good Boys Make Their Debut

[Namibian] REGGAE and dancehall duo, Good Boys made their debut with the release of two singles 'Reggae Dance' and 'Fire' recently. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: We Learnt a Lot, Say Tuku Protégés

[The Herald] At first glance, from his jaw line, dark complexion and the way he carries himself, he WAS an Oliver Mtukudzi reincarnate, with only his height the distinction between them. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Clergyman Advised Gospel Artists to Engage in Contemporary Style

[This Day] In a bid to change the narratives of gospel songs and engaging in generational message, Pastor Sola Adebayo has advised gospel artists to pin into contemporary music. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Burna Boy Makes Michelle Obama's 2020 Workout Playlist

[Premium Times] Burna Boy's hit track, 'My Money, My Baby', has made former U.S. First Lady, Michelle Obama's 2020 Workout Playlist. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Tuku's Life According to His Last Manager

[The Herald] "My uncle loved traditional food, especially sadza rezviyo with beef stew. When we were at home or Pakare Paye (Arts Centre), even during rehearsals, he would not miss his favourite food. If we were away, like in Mozambique, Cape Town or Durban, he liked to eat fish and other sea foods." (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Bobi Wine Takes Music to Jamaica

[Monitor] Kampala -Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine, has taken his music trade to Jamaica where he also met with key political leaders in the country at the weekend. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Lady May Africa's 'Unbroken' Sets New High

[Namibian] LADY May Africa's first gospel album was released at the end of 2019, and it marks a new frontier for one of Namibia's music icons. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Enzo On Another Wrong Move - Seh Calaz

[263Chat] Mbare bred Zimdancehall chanter, Seh Calaz has once again condemned Enzo Ishall's decision to hire Malaysia based management after parting ways with controversial cleric Passion Java saying the move is another terrible decision from the budding musician. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'Ed Pfe-Ee' Singer Vows to Continue Exploring Politics

[The Herald] MUSICIAN Chief Shumba, famed for his "ED Pfee-ee" song, says politics flows in his blood and he will next month release an album laden with deep political songs. Born Admire Sanyanga Sibanda, Chief Shumba says the album will also carry deep social-economic tracks chronicling people's daily experiences and tabling possible solutions to what might be troubling people within communities. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Gospel Music - Jubilee Praise Team Fêtes 10th Anniversary

[Cameroon Tribune] A concert to mark the event held in the Yaounde Conference Centre on January 12, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: No Malawi Music Festival Lake of Stars in 2020 - - Organizers

[Nyasa Times] Organizers of Malawi music festival Lake of Stars (LoS) have announced that the event will not take place this year. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Simphiwe Dana Describes Ordeal in Holding Cells After Ex-Fiance Lays Counter-Assault Charges

[News24Wire] Singer Simphiwe Dana has laid into the criminal justice system after sharing how she was kept in a holding cell after her ex-fiancé laid counter-charges of assault against her. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Veteran SA Musician Steve Fataar (76) Dies

[News24Wire] Johannesburg -Legendary South African musician Steve Fataar has died at the age of 76. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Iconic SA Guitarist Jethro Butow Dies

[News24Wire] Johannesburg -Just one day after the death of veteran musician Steve Fataar, South Africa has lost another music icon. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Rapper Maccasio Holds Historic Album Launch in Tamale

[Ghanaian Times] Tamale-based award winning rapper Sherif Abdul Majeed popularly known as Maccasio, kick-started the year 2020 with a historic album launch held on Saturday in Tamale. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Musiga Schooled Members On Royalty Payment

[Ghanaian Times] The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has organised a workshop to educate members on royalty payment in Accra recently. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Artistes Snub Music Awards

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) have long been mired in controversy, from a contested nomination process. Their return under new management this year following a three-year absence could herald a new era. The new management is keen to regain the much-needed confidence. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Music Awards Nominees Announced

[The Herald] Dancehall musician Freeman is topping the annual Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) nominations list, with his name on six categories. He was nominated for Best Male Artist of the Year, Best Album of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Zimdancehall Artist, Best Music Video and Song of the Year. The award ceremony to be held on January 25 at Newlands Country Club, Harare. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Will Zima Bring Back Lost Prestige of Local Music Awards?

[263Chat] Questionable adjudication processes, awarding non-deserving artists and little to no carrot for creatives to chase are some of the major talking points that marred local music awards in the past. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Landmarks in SA Jazz - Mannenberg

[New Frame] The iconic music of Abdullah Ibrahim's Mannenberg, recorded in 1974, celebrated contemporary South African reality as well as capturing it for all time. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Why We Pulled Down Fela's Statue - -Lagos Govt

[Vanguard] Lagos -THE Lagos State government, yesterday, said that it pulled down the Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's statue at Allen Roundabout for the improvement of road infrastructure and to ease traffic gridlock in the state. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mambo Dhuterere Nominated for Best New Comer

[263Chat] Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) Nominees 2020 (AllAfrica)

Uganda: How Music Helps Us Understand Displaced Communities

[The Conversation Africa] Studies dealing with displacement have shown that music is among the vehicles the displaced adopt to communicate their grievances. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Yvonne Chaka Chaka Denies Being Deported from Uganda

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The popular South African music legend has dismissed reports that she was deported from Uganda, where she was scheduled to perform at a New Year's Eve concert. (AllAfrica)

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