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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

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)


Zimbabwe: Musicians in 'Cyclone Relief Concert'

[The Herald] Local musicians have joined hands with various arts associations, City of Harare, private companies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to mobilise resources for victims of cyclone Idai which ravaged parts of the country over the weekend. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Musicians Failed Cyclone Victims, Says Weutonga Ahead of Charity Concert

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe Afro Jazz artist, Edith Weutonga on Tuesday blamed fellow musicians for letting the nation down through failure to use their artistic talents to raise awareness and possibly minimise the damage caused by the recent deadly tropical Cyclone Idai in Manicaland and Masvingo. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Burna Boy Comes Through With '34' and 'Innocent Man' Featuring DJDS

[Guardian] OluwaBurna is on a roll with his EP titled "Steel & Copper". (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Heroes and Villains - Nobody in Nigerian Music Is a Saint

[Guardian] Ubi Franklin and Iyanya have shared a story that is shocking to Nigeria. Over the past two weeks, the former business partners, have had a number of revelations about what crashed their business partnership at their record label - Made Men Music Group (MMMG). (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 2Baba Conferred With OAU Honorary Music Fellow

[Premium Times] Nigerian music legend, Innocent Idibia, has been honoured with the award of the Fellow of the school of music by the Department of Music, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Wizkid Teases Fans With New Music Featuring Teni

[Guardian] If this is not the biggest collaboration of the moment, we don't know what is. The Baba Nla himself Wizkid comes through in a song with Teni with something to light up your world. (AllAfrica)


Sierra Leone: Revealed! Colabo's All Stars Received Le500m From Ministry of Youth

[Concord] Former Accountant at the Ministry of Youth Affairs has testified at the Commissions of Inquiry presided over by Justice Biobele Georgewill that the All Stars musical group headed by Milton Coker aka Colabo, received L500 million from the Youth in Drainage clearing project's fund. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Australian Based African Artists Stage Tuku Tribute Concert

[New Zimbabwe] Australian based African artists Saturday held a tribute concert for late Zimbabwean music icon Oliver Mtukudzi in Sydney. (AllAfrica)


Botswana: Nnunu, Lizibo Credits KTM Choir for Success

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Being a member of the choral group can contribute positively to an individual's music career development. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Singer, Mr Eazi Postpones March Tour Due to Visa Delay

[Vanguard] Nigerian singer and songwriter, Oluwatosin Ajibade, popularly called Mr Eazi has postponed his US tour scheduled to hold in March due to a delay in his visa. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Ed Sheeran Concert - Soccer World Cup Security Plan for FNB Stadium

[News24Wire] Ed Sheeran concertgoers can rest assured that there will be tight security at the event at FNB stadium in Nasrec on Saturday - similar to the security arranged for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Nigerians React to Blackface's Diss Track 'War' Against 2baba

[Guardian] 2face (2baba) has come under fire from his common enemy Blackface in his new track War. Blackface who was a member of the defunct Pantashun Boiz has alleged and taken 2baba to court for "stealing" his hit track, African Queen. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Major Moves! Burna Boy's 'African Giant' Tour to Hold in Apollo Theatre

[Guardian] Burna Boy is gearing up for his "African Giant" tour and it has an exciting lineup. (AllAfrica)


Somalia: Great Somali Singers Back Home After 30 Years in Abroad

[Shabelle] Famous Somali musician, Hassan Adan Samatar arrived in the Somali capital, Mogadishu on Saturday after 30 years. Samatar was part of high profile Somali figures that accompanied Djibouti President, Ismail Omar Gelle visit's to Somalia. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mukanya Legacy Under Threat

[Zimbabwe Standard] A close-up chat with Chimurenga musician Thomas Mapfumo may dwell generously on his music and culture as much as it can give a sense that he is strikingly rattled by the waning influence his brand of music now attracts locally. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Singer Marie Mado to Mark 22 Years in Music

[Nation] Musicians from the Ukambani region have always excelled in the benga style of music. They include Ken wa Maria and the late Kakai Kilonzo. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Tony Tetuila Denies Collecting Money From Babajide Sanwo-Olu to Make Song

[Guardian] Veteran music star, Tony Tetuila shut down rumours that he collected payment for the song he made for Lagos state governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Burna Boy Makes UK Music Chart Debut With 'Location'

[Vanguard] Nigerian Afro-fusion star, Damini Ogulu aka Burna Boy has debuted on the UK music chart with his feature in 'Location'. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: 'Respect Female Gospel Musicians'

[The Herald] Women in the gospel music sector should be respected and appreciated as they add value to the genre, a UK-based Zimbabwean singer, Lesley Madzorera, has said. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ice Prince Thrills Abuja Fans

[Leadership] Nigerian Hip-hop artiste, Panshak Zamani aka Ice Prince Sunday night thrilled fun seekers with an exciting performance at a food expo in Abuja. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Lira Celebrates 40th At Warehouse Theatre

[Namibian] On Thursday night, South African soul singer Lira pulled off a sensational show to an ecstatic Warehouse Theatre crowd. The spirit of getting lost in the music and dancing yourself to a better place was present as soon as the singer stepped on stage. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Lawyer Shows His Mettle With Debut Album

[The Herald] Lawyer Panganayi Hare has ventured into music with a debut album titled "Mbuva Yehwiza" that carries exciting sungura tracks. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Renowned Composer and Musicologist Kwabena Nketia Dies

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The man described as Africa's premier ethnomusicologist and composer, Emeritus Professor Joseph Hanson Kwabena Nketia, has died, reports GhanaWeb. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: 'Mbum-Abi' - Entreaty for Greater Mbum Understanding, Unity

[Cameroon Tribune] DJ Demasco's pioneer album is a revisit of different Wimbum traditional dances. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: How Ubi Franklin Frustrated Me Out of Made Men Music Group - Iyanya

[Vanguard] Since mysteriously parting ways with the Ubi Franklin-led record label, Made Men Music Group (MMMG), popular RnB singer, Iyanya Onoyom Mbuk, fondly known by his stage name, Iyanya has kept radio silence on the circumstances that led to his departure from the label which helped to nurture his budding music career after emerging as winner of the first season of MTN Project Fame West Africa. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Bobi Wine Records Fiscal Policy Song

[Monitor] After he was served with cocktails of critical public opinions on his understanding of the management of public revenue, following his vague response to the question on Fiscal policy on NTV on the spot, Bobi Wine, a presidential hopeful has hit the studio to record a song explaining the matter. (AllAfrica)


Botswana: Lizibo to Open for Ringo

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana Craft will kick off the Mascom Live sessions with music maestro Ringo Madlingozi and the talented Lizibo on April 5. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Cara Feral Making Waves in Reggae Music in Kenya

[Nation] Cindy Abila, popularly known as Cara Feral, is a fast rising Kenyan songbird who uses her craft to make reggae and dancehall music. Although this genre is seen as male-dominated in Kenya, Cara Feral is working on making a name for herself and has several songs under her belt, including "Hakuna Matata", "Feel What I Fell", "Born to Win", "Kazi ni Kazi", "Keys to my Heart" and "Friend Zone". She talks to Nation.co.ke. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Kajuh Signs Under Numba Busy

[New Era] Matheus Silas Ndemutala, AKA Kajuh, has signed under Numba Busy Entertainment Record Label, established in 2015, and that since has been going through management and ownership transition beginning of 2018. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: How are Women Musicians Treated in Zimbabwe?

[The Herald] As the world celebrates International Women's Day today, women in various sectors are celebrating their achievements, and also voicing concerns about the challenges they are facing. (AllAfrica)


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