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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

Kenya: Juliani Breaks Silence Over Split From Brenda Wairimu

[Nairobi News] Hip Hop singer Juliani has revealed that he is no longer together with the mother of his child, actress Brenda Wairimu. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Baba Harare Album Launch, Generator Video Release On Tonight

[263Chat] Renowned Jiti singer, Baba Harare born Braveman Chizvino has promised fans that his six-track early Christmas gift titled Generator set to be launched tonight at Foodnest restaurant, Longcheng Plaza will be accompanied by the title track's visuals. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Two-Year Branding Deal Leaves Tryson Chimbetu Smiling

[The Herald] Dendera star Tryson Chimbetu is a happy man following the success of his branding deal with Esteem Communications, which has opened new avenues for him. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Singer Buchaman on Falling Out With Bobi Wine, Being in Charge of the Ghetto

[Observer] Mark Bugembe alias Buchaman was recently appointed by President Yoweri Museveni as the Special Presidential Envoy for the Ghetto Affairs. (AllAfrica)


Africa: African Free-to-Use, Music Streaming Platform Mdundo Celebrates Its Seventh Birthday

[Digital Content Africa] African music streaming platforms proliferated ten years ago but many of them have closed over the intervening decade. Despite the hype, success in music streaming in Africa is a marathon not a sprint. Russell Southwood talks to Martin Nielsen, CEO, Mdundo about what's changed in the music digisphere and how he sees the future development of Mdundo. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Fans Shoot Down Enzo's 'R1.2 Million' Video

[263Chat] One thousand three hundred likes against a whooping 2 200 dislikes on YouTube (at the time of publishing) sums the level of distaste music lovers have for Enzo Ishall's R1.2 million worth, Highest Score, music video. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: Cameroon Music Makers Edged Aside by Nigerians

[VOA] Yaounde -Musicians in Cameroon are having a hard time making sales and getting airplay - blaming the popularity of Nigerian music.  They say night clubs and media are promoting Nigerian songs over the local product.  But the clubs say they are only responding to people's requests. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Rising Sungura Artiste Readies Album

[The Herald] Rising sungura artiste, Aleck Masuku says preparations for the launch of his third album are now at an advanced stage. Titled "Kusvika Wati Sorry", the album is set to be launched on Thursday in Harare. Masuku, known as the Air Marshal, said his forthcoming offering will give sungura followers a new taste of music as it is blended with other instruments not commonly used by other artistes. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Burna Boy Wins 'Best Africa Act' Award At 2019 MTV EMA's

[Vanguard] Lagos, November 3, 2019 - Serial hitmaker Burna Boy has been announced as the winner of the Best Africa Act award at the 2019 MTV EMA's. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: SABC Confirms Payment Plan to Give Local Artists What Is Owed to Them

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Thousands of authors and composers whose music is broadcast on SABC TV and radio can now be assured of receiving their royalty fees as the SABC begins to clear a backlog of debt. The SABC had fallen behind in its payments amid its own financial challenges. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mbira Giants Reunite At La Rouge

[The Herald] Mbira masters Tendai "Samaita" Gahamadze and Tichaona "Nyamasvisva" MaAfrika are set to rekindle memories of the original Mbira Dzenharira when they share the stage tonight at Bar Rouge at Harare's Westgate Shopping Mall. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: No Dirty Lyrics, Vows Baba Harare

[The Herald] Jiti musician Baba Harare said his forthcoming eight-track album, "Generator", set for release on November 7 does not carry dirty lyrics, but is pregnant with educative messages. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Mercy Masika, Edith Gor Drop New Sister-Sister Collabo

[Nairobi News] After a long hiatus, the dynamic sister duo of Mercy Masika and Edith Gor have released a brand new collabo. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Rapper Fena Gitu Slams Kenyan Artistes for Failing to Support Each Other

[Nairobi News] Kenyan rapper Fena Gitu has slammed fellow Kenyan artistes accusing them of failing to show support for each other. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Here Is Christopher Martin's Message to Kenyan Ladies Ahead of His Return

[Nairobi News] At this point in time, you must have already heard the news that Jamaican reggae musician Christopher Martin will be returning to Nairobi in December to thrill his fans. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Venue of Christopher Martin's Show in Nairobi Confirmed

[Nairobi News] The venue for the upcoming show in Kenya by Jamaican reggae and dancehall artist Christopher Martin has been confirmed. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Lovezh to Launch Fourth Album

[The Herald] Rising musician Lovemore "Lovezh" Nherudzo is set to launch his fourth album titled "Mwari Mupenyu" that carries a number of gospel tracks. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: No Reward in Waywardness - Chosen Yesuba Advises Ghanaian Youth

[Ghanaian Times] Fast rising gospel artiste, popularly known for his "Go Higher" hit song, has advised the youth to make the fear of God a priority to attract blessings. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: All Systems Go for Sand Music Festival

[Nyasa Times] All is set for this year's Sand Music Festival as international artists are expected to star jetting into the country on Wednesday with the main headliner King Sounds to be in the country on Thursday, according to Impakt Events Communications Manager Ras Ray Harawa (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: 'Dirty Lyrics Tarnish Local Music'

[The Herald] Many musicians testify to writing their songs from a point of experience with some being influenced by their day-to-day experiences. They are influenced by love, beauty and greatness as much as they are influenced by ugly faces of hate, violence, war, poverty and hunger. Such is art, a reflection of society. Society breeds artistes, it nurtures them in environments that are then reflected in their lyrics. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Wizkid Nominated for 2019 Soul Train Music Awards

[Premium Times] Ace Nigerian music star, Wizkid, has been nominated for the 2019 Soul Train Music Awards scheduled to hold on November 17 in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: British Music Duo Lighthouse Family Announce First South African Tour

[News24Wire] Cape Town -As we're nearing the home stretch of 2019, local event organisers, Big Concerts have announced a massive international tour headed to South Africa. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Kabod 2019 Music Concert Held in Accra

[Ghanaian Times] Gospel music lovers last Saturday thronged the auditorium of the Bless Chapel International (BCI), Galilea-Kasoa for this year's edition of Kabod, an annual worship concert. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi Grabs Coveted Bama Award

[Ghanaian Times] Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA's) presidential aspirant, Ras Caleb Appiah-Levi, would on November 2, 2019, become the proud recipient of the coveted Creative Arts Investor Award at the second edition of the Bono Ahafo Music Awards (BAMA) in Sunyani, the Bono regional capital. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Stop Copying Foreign Rhythms for Your Songs- - Kofi Byble Advises Local Artistes

[Ghanaian Times] The fast trending lyrical preacher, Kofi Byble has called on industry players to support local artistes to prevent them from riding on foreign rhythm for their music. (AllAfrica)


Sudan: German Band Performs Songs of Sudanese Musician Abdel Gadir Salim

[SudaNow] A German Musical troupe has picked five of musician Abdel Gadir Salim's songs for presentation in the ongoing SAMA Festival here. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Davido Signs Lil Frosh to DMW Records

[Premium Times] Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has signed a new artist, Lil frosh, to his DMW record label. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Mzansi Remembers Rapper HHP a Year After His Death

[allAfrica] Cape Town -"What would summer be without Jabba?" (AllAfrica)


Africa: Air Peace Partners Interswitch, One Africa Music Festival

[This Day] Nigeria's biggest carrier, Air Peace, has announced a partnership with the organisers of the Interswitch One Africa Festival, which holds every year in different parts of the world. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Echoes of Fela's Legacy At Felabration Symposium

[This Day] It was his first time in Nigeria but the Ugandan singer-cum-activist Bobi Wine has amassed quite a number of fans here. When he was first introduced by the host at the Fela Debates -- the annual symposium that kicks off the week-long festivity of Felabration -- the NECA Event Hall where the event held erupted in cheers. (AllAfrica)


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)


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