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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: 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)


Zimbabwe: Mukanya Recounts Last Meeting With Tuku

[The Herald] The last time Thomas "Mukanya" Mapfumo had a long chat with the late Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi was in April last year at Pakare Paye Arts Centre. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: U.S. Saxophonist Kirk Whalum in Kampala for Rotary Jazz

[East African] American jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum is back in Kampala and is the headline act at this year's Rotary Uganda Charity Concert. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Saddy, Bliss to Release a Collaborative Album

[New Era] Hard at work to find a niche for themselves into the local market, talented and sensational music duo, Sadrax Ndjubila popularly known as Saddy, and Remember Nashiwaya aka Bliss annouced this week that they are releasing a collaborative album mid this month. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: DJ Levelz Speaks On 'Chillspot Fleecing Enzo'

[263Chat] Chillspot Records label producer, Rodger Kadzimwe affectionately known as DJ Levelz has responded to allegations that his stable is fleecing chart topping Zimdancehall musician Enzo Ishall, saying anyone is free to start a record label they feel will handle the artists better. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: 'Baba Harare Manager Abused Band Members'

[New Zimbabwe] Rising Jiti artist, Baba Harare, real name Braveman Chizvino's band members have revealed that the musician's manager was in the habit of harassing them. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Fans Roast Davido for 'Wack' Freestyle

[Guardian] Nigerian singer, Davido is currently on everybody's lips and it isn't for a good reason. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: I Have Never Hit a Woman, Babes Is the First' - Mampintsha

[News24Wire] Musician Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo claims South Africans don't know the full story behind what happened on Monday morning when he physically attacked gqom artist Bongekile "Babes Wodumo" Simelane. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: 'I Invested in Her and Groomed Her' - Mampintsha On Babes Wodumo

[News24Wire] Musician Mandla "Mampintsha" Maphumulo has rejected allegations that he is stifling the growth of his partner gqom artist Bongekile "Babes Wodumo" Simelane. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Controversy Surrounds Luv C and Janta Over Song Ownership

[Nyasa Times] "Mula number one" song review which was published on March 1 2019 in the local press has sparked debate over the ownership of the song. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Minister Tatenda Drops New Album

[The Herald] Rising gospel musician Minister Tatenda will launch his debut album titled "Ndozvinoita Mwari" at Theatre in the Park on Saturday. The musician, who has done works with various other musicians including Sabastian Magacha, will unveil his studio first born at an event that is expected to be graced by fellow singers. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Is Chillspot Records Milking Enzo?

[The Herald] Zimdancehall man-of-the-moment Enzo Ishall is reportedly still struggling financially as his music label Chillspot Records is taking most of his earnings. According to an inside source who works closely with the label, Enzo Ishall's earnings are split four ways. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Veteran Nigerian Rapper Slams Olu Maintain for Performing His Song On Stage

[Leadership] Nigerian popular rapper, Eldee has angrily called out his collague, Olu Maintain accusing him of going out to perform his songs 'like he created them'. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Theba Stacks Drops 'Chimakhala Chili Chani' Music Video

[Nyasa Times] After tirelessly working on his new video, Chancellor College student John Theba popularly known as Theba Stacks has announced that his 'Chimakhala chili chani' Music video is done and is expected to be sampled in several local TV stations in the country. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Young Igwe Kicks Off March With a Shine

[263Chat] Sungura musician, Peter 'Dhewa' Moyo was the spectacle of a rather low key weekend for Harare show-goers, with a lively performance at Club Vicious on Friday. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Macheso, Baba Harare Go Head to Head

[263Chat] It will be a super weekend for show-goers as renowned Jiti singer, Baba Harare real name Braveman Chizvino shares stage with Sungura maestro, Alick Macheso at two successive gigs in Harare and Chitungwiza on 8 and 9 March respectively. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Winky D Pays the Price

[Zimbabwe Standard] Dancehall music star Winky D could be regretting the decision to echo a subtle political message in some of his songs last year as it has backfired, resulting in a dry awards season for him if exclusion from the National Arts and Merit Awards (Nama) nominees list is anything to go by. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Burna Boy Releases Reflective Visuals for 'Dangote'

[Guardian] Afrobeat sensation Burna Boy has just released the video for his new somewhat inspirational track titled "Dangote" (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Major Boost for Smoko Music

[Zimbabwe Standard] The death of the father of Smoko music, Fanuel "System" Tazvida, in 1999 followed by the death of the heir apparent to the throne, Peter Tazvida, three years later, could have marked the demise of Smoko music. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Nyathi Raps Media Over 'Blackout' On Masuka

[Zimbabwe Standard] Prominent local poet-cum-musician Albert Nyathi has bemoaned lack of media attention on the death of Zimbabwe-born Afro-jazz icon Dorothy Masuka, whose life is being celebrated in South Africa. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Passenger to Open for ED Sheeran On SA Tour

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Big Concerts announced on Monday that English singer and songwriter Passenger will join Ed Sheeran for all his South African tour dates. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Musician Danny Young Files Copyright Lawsuit Against Tiwa Savage

[Premium Times] Nigerian musician, Ajibola Danladi, aka Danny Young, has filed a N200 million lawsuit against Tiwa Savage and Mavins Records for copyright infringement. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Eldee Calls Out Olu Maintain for Performing His Song 'Big Boy'

[Premium Times] Nigerian rapper, Lanre Dabiri, better known by his stage name 'eLDee tha Don', has called out his colleague, Olu Maintain, on social media for performing his (eLDee's) hit song 'Big Boy' on stage. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gemma Promises Big Things

[Zimbabwe Standard] The visuals of Winky D's song MuGarden featuring soul singer Gemma Griffiths may have broken all success records in the country, reaching a million views less than two weeks after release on February 14, but most music lovers are still undecided over what tickles their fancy. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Bheme Embraces Online Music Marketing

[Zimbabwe Standard] Local Afro-jazz and gospel musician Fulton Bheme says he is elevating his brand by making use of online media platforms as he tries to make his music reach to all corners of the world. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Simba the Lion Launches New Single in Style

[The Herald] Young musician Simba The Lion staged a good act at Red Café when he launched his single "Ndifambe" on Saturday. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Bamboo's Wife Reveals Her Dark Past As a 'Witch' in New Book

[Nairobi News] Veteran rapper Bamboo and his newly-wedded Ugandan wife, Erica Mukisa, have released a book titled Erica Part One: Seven Years in Hell, which exposes the latter's life as a 'witch' before she got saved. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Nyatiti Maestro Ayub Ogada Honoured in Tribute Concert - Photos

[Nairobi News] Legendary Nyatiti player, the late Ayub Ogada, who passed on early last month, was this week honored by fellow artistes during a tribute concert at the Alliance Francaise Gardens in Nairobi. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: Diaspora Digital Music Service Arifzefen Prepares to Launch Back Home

[Digital Content Africa] Ethiopia is one of Africa's larger digital markets with lots of unrealized potential. Recent political changes mean that may slowly begin to change. Russell Southwood spoke to Beakal Tekola, co-founder of Arifsoft about its ArifZefen digital music service. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

[Cameroon Tribune] South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo Capella musical group, which won a fifth Grammy Award in 2018, will today, February 28, 2019, hold a concert in Koerner Hall, Toronto, Canada. For over 50 years, their voices have married the intricate rhythms and harmonies of South African musical traditions. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Jazz Legend Dorothy Masuka Dies

[New Zimbabwe] World-renowned jazz singer Dorothy Masuka has died. (AllAfrica)


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