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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

Africa: African Union to Host 6th Afrima Edition in Nigeria

[263Chat] The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Committee of AFRIMA have announced that the 6th edition of the All Africa Music Awards themed 'Feel Africa' will be hosted in Lagos State, Nigeria in association with the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, Nigeria from November 20 to 23, 2019. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Have You Listened to Wizkid's New Single Yet?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The popular afrobeat singer Wizkid is at it again with another hit single titled Ghetto Love. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Lib Life - Hipco Rapper Christoph, Others Evicted for Rent

[Observer] --Hipco Rapper Christoph The Change in another controversy (AllAfrica)


Liberia: HipcoAtl Ft. Jasmine Burke Kicks Off New Single, 'Take Ova'

[Observer] Worldwide release September 13th, 2019 available on all streaming services (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Reason Has Prevailed Bail Granted to Killa Ace and Others

[Foroyaa] A constitution and its accompanying laws if rooted in safeguarding the liberty of the human person would not back indefinite detention without trial. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Kanvee Adams Looks to Secular Music?

[New Dawn] Things appear to be falling apart in the Gospel music arena here, as Liberian Gospel music awards winner and Ambassador-turned politician Kanvee G. Adams now looks to secular music than the gospel trails that have path her way to the international scene over the years. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Christoph Kicked Out for Rental

[New Dawn] Top Liberian HipCo award-winning artist, Christopher Nyekan, stage-name Christoph The Change (CTC) who recently went live on social media, boasting of being one of Liberia's richest artists, has been thrown out of his apartment for US$1000.00 and LRD2000, with his belongings seized by a court in Monrovia. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: An Elegant New Malawi Musical Gem From Major 1 Records

[Nyasa Times] You might not have heard his name before, but trust me, now that you have, you will never forget it. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Seyi Shay Drops 'Gimme Love' Featuring Teyana Taylor

[Leadership] Nigerian superstar, Seyi Shay, has released a new single, 'Gimme Love,' featuring United States recording artist, Teyana Taylor. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Yemi Alade Hints On Future Collaboration With Tiwa Savage

[Leadership] It seems that the spat between two of Africa and indeed Nigeria's best female music giants, Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage, will not end soon. After listening to self-acclaimed Mama Africa, Alade, answer questions on the matter in a recent interview, it is right to say that the hope of fans of both musicians to see that happen has been dashed even after the two reconciled their differences. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Tributes Pour In for Former Idols Runner-Up Thami Shobede

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Idols South Africa season 12 runner-up Thamsanqa Shobede, known to his fans as Thami, has died. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Music Legend Juma Toto Takes Final Bow

[Nation] Veteran band leader, composer, guitarist and singer Laban Juma Toto is dead. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Reekado Banks 'Sack' Brother As Manager

[Vanguard] Nigerian Singer Reekado Banks has dropped his elder brother, Temi Solomon as his manager. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Phyno Urges Nigerians to Respect Ingenious Rappers

[Leadership] Nigerian rapper, Phyno, has revealed his concerns about being referred to as an indigenous rapper from the East by Nigerians. This thought was expressed on CoolFM's Midday Oasis show on September 4, with the 'Energy Gad' Do2tun. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Tshwane Officials in Water Debacle to Face the Music

[SAnews.gov.za] The Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation has welcomed plans by the City of Tshwane to discipline officials who cancelled a chlorine contract without contingency measures to clean water at the Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment Plant. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Eatout Music Feast On Cards

[The Herald] Music and food lovers will be in for a treat at an upcoming festival dubbed "Eatout Music Feast" slated for September 21 at Hellenic Cultural Centre, Harare. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Yemi Alade Signs Licensing Deal With Universal Music

[Premium Times] Nigerian music star, Yemi Alade, has signed a licensing deal with Universal Music Africa and Universal Music France. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Ti Gonzi, Bazooker, Celeste for 2019 Shoko Festival

[263Chat] Popular South African comedienne Celeste Ntuli, local rapper Ti Gonzi, Zimdancehall sensation Bazooker are among a host of Southern Africa's talent that will grace this year's edition of Shoko Festival running between 27 and 29 September. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Ugandan Police Now Allows Chameleon to Hold Music Concerts

[Nairobi News] After push and shove, Ugandan police have granted celebrated musician Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone permission to stage music shows around the country. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Police Finally Okays Chameleone's Cancelled Concerts

[Monitor] Police have finally granted permission to musician and Democratic Party national chief mobiliser Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleon to sing at his music shows which had been cancelled in July in Masaka Sub Region. (AllAfrica)


Africa: AFRIMA Condemns Xenophobia in Africa

[263Chat] The International Committee of the All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA has condemned the recent xenophobic attacks on other Africans living in some parts of South Africa saying it is a reflection of anti-poor policies of most successive governments in Africa which create huge inequalities and lack of opportunities for millions of young people on the continent. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Blackface Releases Own Version of 'African Queen'

[Premium Times] After several years of accusing his ex-bandmate, Innocent Idibia, also known as 2baba, of stealing his song 'African Queen', Nigerian dancehall singer, Ahmedu Obiabo, popularly called Blackface, has dropped his version of the hit tune. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Burna Boy's 'Anybody' Featured in American TV Series

[Leadership] 'Anybody', a song by Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has been featured on American TV series 'Ballers'. (AllAfrica)


Zambia: No, Zambian DJ Wasn't Beaten to a Pulp for Playing South Africa Music

[Nairobi News] A Zambian Deejay has refuted claims on social media and blogs that he was beaten to a pulp on Thursday by revellers in a night club for playing music by South African artistes. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Trial of the Man Accused of Murdering Ugandan Musician Radio Begins

[Nairobi News] The trial of a man accused of murdering renowned Ugandan singer Moses Ssekibogo alias Mowzey Radio has commenced at a Kampala court. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Revolutionary - Joel Sebunjo On the African Paradox

[East African] Born August 20, 1984, Joel Sebunjo is one of a handful of Ugandan folk/world music artistes. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Davido Holds Private Album Listening Party in Lagos

[Premium Times] Sony Music West Africa has held a private listening party of Davido's upcoming album 'A Good Time' in Lagos. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Tiwa Savage Cancels SA Concert

[Leadership] In the same vein, Singer Tiwa Savage is devastated with the killings and looting of Nigerians and other African nationals in South Africa. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: The Working-Class Texture of Ndlulamthi's Music

[New Frame] The spaza artist raps about the harsh realities faced by black people in Cape Town townships, giving perspectives on issues often left out of the mainstream media. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Prophet Passion Signs Reggae Musician Buffalo Souljah

[263Chat] Flamboyant preacher and emerging music promoter, Prophet Passion Java has bought South Africa based musician, Buffalo Souljah, out of his retirement to make his second major signing this year with an artiste. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Côte d'Ivoire Prepares to Say Goodbye to DJ Arafat

[RFI] Two weeks after the star of coupé-decalé died in a motorbike accident, more than 100,000 people are expected to attend Friday's music tribute to DJ Arafat. The popular musician and producer will be buried on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


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