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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: Tamar Braxton Travels to Nigeria to Visit Lover's Family

[allAfrica] Cape Town -You know it's real when he takes you home and introduces you to everyone... (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Does South African Rapper Cassper Nyovest Wish He Was Nigerian?

[allAfrica] Caoe Town -Award-winning rapper Refiloe Maele Phoolo, popularly known as Cassper Nyovest, has taken to social media that he wished he was Nigerian, because he felt he would get more support there. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Kobbinick Releases His Maiden Track ´Bless Me´

[Ghanaian Times] A fast rising United Kingdom (UK) based Ghanaian artiste, KobbiNick has released his maiden Afro pop banger dubbed "Bless me." (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Badaboom Song Inspired By Love

[The Herald] Businesswoman cum musician Rachel J said the power of love inspired her new video song, "BadaBoom", set for release on August 1. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Dija Breaks Silence On Tiwa Savage, Reekado Bank's Exit From Mavin Records

[Vanguard] When Reekado Banks and Tiwa Savage parted ways with Mavin Records after the expiration of their contracts, Don Jazzy publicly declared that though they no longer have legal contracts with the record company, they still remain a part of the family. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Lira Announces Separation From Husband and Manager Robin Kohl

[News24Wire] Cape Town -South African singer Lira has announced that she is separating from her husband and manager, Robin Kohl. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Thomas Ob Drops 'Yi Bi Ma' Track to Mark Emancipation Day

[Ghanaian Times] A United States (US) based Ghanaian sensational gospel singer, Thomas Obeng, popularly known by his stage name Thomas OB, has released 'Yi bi ma', a track to mark this year's Emancipation Day. (AllAfrica)


Sudan: Prof. Alfatih Altahir - Passing Away of Spiritual Father of Sudanese Musicians

[SudaNow] Last Sunday saw the passing away of the spiritual father of Sudanese musicians, Prof Alfatih Altahir, a distinguished figure in musical composition, researching and criticism, known to have brought up generations of musicians. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Priesthood Mass Choir to Host 'Excellence 2019'.

[Ghanaian Times] Non-denominational gospel music group, Priesthood Mass Choir (PMC) is ready once again to thrill patrons on their annual musical event, 'Excellence 2019'. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: I'm Still a Gospel Musician, Willy Paul Insists As He Promises More Surprises

[Nairobi News] Singer Willy Paul has insisted he is still a gospel musician, despite his recent jams suggesting otherwise. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Ex-Nyami Nyami Sounds Members Sing the Blues

[The Herald] They were behind hits like "Dhora Rangu" and "Fundo Inokosha" released in the early 1980s, which catapulted them to household status on the local music scene. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Seh Calaz Converts Mbare Apartment Into Studio

[263Chat] Award-winning Zimdancehall chanter, Tawanda "Seh Calaz" Mumanyi has spruced up and converted his Mbare apartment into a recording studio. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Davido Leads Celebrities On Instagram Rich List

[Vanguard] Music superstar, David Adeleke, a.k.a Davido has emerged the richest Nigerian on Instagram, with his single post valued at over N26 million. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Local Artistes Flock to Mzansi

[The Herald] The poor turnout at music concerts has forced local artistes to spread tentacles to South Africa where a good number of their fans are based. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Fungisai to Launch Virtual Album

[The Herald] In what appears to be a first on the local music scene, gospel musician Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave, will stage a virtual launch for her forthcoming album "Prophetic Ancient Voices" set for release in August. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: 'We Miss You Sister Chi'

[The Herald] Today marks the sixth anniversary since the death of celebrated songstress and mbira exponent, Chiwoniso Maraire. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Baddyoosha, Small Doctor, Qdot Up the Ante in New Single

[Leadership] Lagos -Dubai-based Nigerian musician cum producer, Badmus Akeem O popularly known as Baddyoosha along with Small Doctor and Qdot have upped the ante and stirred up a new kind of street attitude with release of a new single "911" which became instant success as soon as it hit major music platforms like iTunes, Boomplay, Appstore and Google Play on Friday July 19, 2019. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Wasafi Records Hit By Resignation Amid Claims of Mistreatment

[Nairobi News] Diamond Platnumz's Wasafi Classsic Records (WCB) has been hit by a fresh round of claims of mistreatment by management. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: DJ Fresh is Back!

[allAfrica] Cape Town -You can never keep the Big Dawg down for long. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Jah Prayzah Defends 'Dirty' Song, Sadza Nemuriwo

[263Chat] Award-winning contemporary musician, Jah Prayzah real name Mukudzeyi Mukombe has come out in defense of his latest single, Sadza Ne Muriwo which is receiving backlash from a section of social media users over its perceived sexual connotations. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Sika Coleman Releases 'Blema Mawu'

[Ghanaian Times] Newest gospel sensation, Mrs Leticia Ama Sika Coleman popularly known in showbiz circles as Sika Coleman is upbeat about her arrival on the music scene describing it as the genesis of a ministry to heal humanity. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Public Memorial Service for Johnny Clegg to Be Held in Johannesburg

[News24Wire] Cape Town -This week, the country and fans around the world mourned the death of Johnny Clegg, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on the 16 July 2019. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: ian Jazzi Drops Video of His Latest Single "Ankhasa"

[Ghanaian Times] One of the industry's rap giant, Ian Jazzi, on Monday, released the video of his new track christened "AnkhAsa." (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Ivy-Q Launched 'Baba God' Gospel Album

[Ghanaian Times] Sensational gospel artiste Ivy-Q, has launched 'Baba God' a new gospel album, which is set to take the country and the continent by storm. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: 'Prophet Nigel Sells Church'

[Ghanaian Times] Social media has gone haywire with assertions that the General Overseer of Prophetic Hill Chapel (PHC), Prophet Nigel Gaisie has sold his church one year after his prophecy about the death of musician Ebony Reigns, came true. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Tuku Concert Lives Up to Billing

[The Herald] Chilly weather and communication network glitches, which made it difficult to transact for the greater part of Saturday, failed to deter the late Oliver Mtukudzi's fans who attended the Tuku Concert held at Belgravia Sports Club in Harare to honour the iconic musician. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: 'Jay Z Is Rwandan' - Social Media Explodes After Beyonce's Lyrics

[New Times] Whether it was just a random rhyme, or it is actually true that American rapper Jay Z could have roots in the land of thousand hills, life will never be the same again on Rwandan social media after singer Beyoncé outed her latest album. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mhere Lines Up 'Thank You' Show

[The Herald] Gospel musician Mathias Mhere will honour his fans with a musical show slated for Harare Gardens in September. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Buffalo Souljah Calls for Continent to Boycott Lion King

[263Chat] South Africa based Dancehall chanter Buffalo Souljah is lobbying Africans to boycott Disney's remade Lion King in a desperate bid to bring to the attention of the movie producers that Africa is bigger than Nigeria and South Africa where they selected musicians to feature on Beyonce's 'The Gift'. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Obituary - Entertainment Industry Mourns Johnny Clegg

[Cameroon Tribune] The "White Zulu" was one of South Africa most celebrated musicians. (AllAfrica)


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)


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