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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

Uganda: State Tortures Bobi Wine for the Truth - Besigye

[Monitor] Former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has said the government is frustrating the music career of Kyadondo East MP Robert Sentamu Kyangulanyi alias Bobi Wine because he is speaking the truth and exposing their injustices. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Maama Fiina Vows to Mediate Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool Peace Talks

[Monitor] Yesterday during the Tondeka Ekiwatule mutima gwa Zaabu concert, Maama Fina was one of the invited guests at the show at Kiwatule, and besides donating shs4million towards Bebe Cool's cause, the traditional healer and businesswoman also known as Sophia Namutebi, said she will be mediating peace talks to reunite Bebe Cool with Bobi Wine and Jose Chameleone. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Bobi Wine Supporters and Police Battle in Boxing Day Drama

[Nairobi News] It seems the powers that be in Uganda are hellbent on ensuring that opposition politician and musician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, doesn't enjoy Christmas. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: CIC Sweeps MLMA Awards

[Observer] Hip-Co rapper CIC walked away with the most awards at the 2018 MLMA (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Lib Life - Ridiculed for Pursuing Music, Now a Hit-Maker

[Observer] Emerging Liberian Afrobeats hit-maker, Jaredo. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mystery As Mapfumo Cancels Kariba Show

[New Zimbabwe] Touring music guru, Thomas Mapfumo on Christmas cancelled his Kariba show in a development which the organisers said was beyond their control. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Army, Police Quell Bobi Wine Protests in Kampala

[Monitor] A joint force of UPDF soldiers and police officers were Thursday deployed in several parts of Kampala city to quell protests following the cancellation of Bobi Wine's Boxing Day concert at Love Beach in Busabala, Wakiso District. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: 'Being Born Disabled Brought Shame to My Family'

[New Zimbabwe] Born disabled 25 years ago in the small copper mining town of Mhangura, upcoming musician Tongai Gwaze says he is here to prove to all and sundry that every human being was created by God for a purpose. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Winky D Fails to Perform As Violence Erupts

[The Herald] Wallace Chirumiko, popularly known as Winky D, failed to perform in Kwekwe after irate fans turned violent and pelted the stage with beer bottles and cans just as the artiste prepared to go on stage. (AllAfrica)


Gambia: Fatou Laobe to Storm Gambia On New Year Eve

[The Point] Management of the Coco Ocean Resort and Spa has concluded their end of year arrangement for both Christmas and New Year celebrations for not just only their regular visitors and customers, but for everyone to join in welcoming the New Year 2019 with one of the popular international musicians, Fatou Laobe. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Lawyers Attack Police Over Blocking Bobi Wine Concerts

[Monitor] Kampala -Police's continued blocking of music shows of singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, dominated the Uganda Law Society (ULS) quarterly report released on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Govt Asked to Explain Why Security Forces Block Bobi Concerts

[Monitor] The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has tasked the government to pronounce itself on concerts by musician cum politician, Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Umoyastream Pilots a Pan-African Gospel Streaming Platform at Taxi Tanks Using Localized Wi-Fi + Hard Drive Delivery

[Digital Content Africa] Streaming in Africa is a tough mountain to climb but Thabo Dabengwa knows that as he set up his new company after being made redundant from Kagiso Media. Russell Southwood spoke to him about his new channel and his ambitions. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: How 'Battle of the Beats' Grand Finale Went Down

[Nairobi News] For his victory, DJ Roudge was rewarded with a full Deejay deck set and a one-year contact as Capital FM DJ. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Chimbetu's Son in Court Over Iphone Theft

[New Zimbabwe] MUSICIAN Allan Chimbetu's son has been arrested on allegations of stealing a friend's phone after he was given the phone for safe-keeping during a soccer match. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Defiant Diamond Platnumz Vows to Defy Ban

[Nairobi News] Bongo artiste warned of dire consequences if he defies ban by Tanzanian music regulatory board. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Masike Celebrates New Mahube Project

[The Herald] Hope Masike is happy to be part of the new Mahube project that was unveiled recently. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Zimkids, Women in Music Spreading Love

[The Herald] The common language that will always be spoken everywhere is the language of love and music. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Grammy Winners Morgan Heritage to Join Diamond Platnumz for 'Banned' Concert

[Nairobi News] Morgan Heritage are expected to share the stage with Tanzanian crooner Diamond Platnumz with whom they collaborated in the song 'Hallelujah'. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: What Next for Diamond and Co After Ban?

[Citizen] The story of 'A Boy from Tandale' is one that has been told many times, his rise to stradom, is more of a fairy tale that could make an adaptation for a Hollywood movie. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Morgan Heritage Promises Explosive Gig

[The Herald] International reggae band Morgan Heritage has promised to dose local fans with great music and fun at their second Harare show this weekend. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Mlma 2018 - What to Expect At the Biggest Awards Night for Liberian Music

[Observer] The 6th annual MTN Liberia Music Awards (formerly Liberia Music Awards) is just around the corner, Saturday, December 22, 2018, to be precise and rehearsals are already underway for performing artists. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Local Albums to Rave Festive Season

[New Era] Local artists have gone out of their way to release albums that will be roasting the airwaves this festive season. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Winky D to Feature On Upcoming Coke Studio Africa

[263Chat] Zimbabwe's king of Dancehall Winky D is set to feature on the new upcoming season of the popular music collaboration show 'Coke Studio Africa 2019.' (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Morgan Heritage Arrives

[263Chat] Grammy award-winning Jamaican group, Morgan Heritage has landed in the country ahead of their show at Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) tomorrow. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Winky D Drops Video for Controversial Kasong Kejecha

[New Zimbabwe] POPULAR Dancehall superstar, Winky D has released the video for his new and controversial KaSong KeJecha which has the popular catchphrase aligned to the opposition political party, MDC Alliance. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Bongo Star Search Heads to Grand Finale

[Daily News] ABOUT ten artistes are ready to battle it up for the 9th season finals of the 2018 Bongo Star Search (BSS) to be held at Club Next Door in Masaki, Dar es Salaam this Sunday. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ash Plans Major Move Into Nigerian Music Scene

[This Day] Abdul Sammir Hamman, better known as Ash to his friends, is one of those rare artists that appeals to all ages, genres and tastes. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: A Year of Personal Discovery - Exit

[New Era] Shapumba David Shikalepo, Exit, is Namibia's Kwaito genius. From lifting up the Namibia Annual MUSIC Awards (NAMAs)'s Most Disciplined Artist trophy in the past years to cling Best Kwaito award that he currently holds, Exit is striving for his music label, Rockaz, to be one of the most successful in the country. His latest album, The Life of Kunta Kinte, is propelling him to a magna cum laude Kwaito artist, going by its sales in the market. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Year Brings Great Achievements for D-Naff

[New Era] D-Naff, real name Naftalie Shigwedha Amukwelele is a former street gangster turned multiple award winning gospel rapper known as D-Naff, who sings inspirational gospel classics. To date, D-Naff is a motivational and inspirational speaker and born again musician who owns his music label D-Naff Entertainment that signed his wife Lady Dyna and saw former pop singer Lady May Africa joining the label. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Musician Konde to Release New Album

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan musician Konde is to release a new album on December 23 entitled "Te amo e não nego", six years after his last work. (AllAfrica)


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