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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

Seychelles: Seychelles Honours a Mauritian Musician for His Promotion of Seychellois Musicians

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is honouring Mauritian artist Daniel Delord for his contribution towards the promotion of Seychellois musicians and performers. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Oskido Rejects Bulawayo Arts Award

[New Zimbabwe] Renowned South African record producer and DJ, Oskido has rejected his nomination for the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAAs) saying he is not Zimbabwean and does not qualify for the award. (AllAfrica)


Tunisia: Electronic Dunes in Ong Jmal, September 21-22

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The Electronic Dunes are due on September 21-22, after three years of absence. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: I Am Grateful for Showing Me Love - Kidi

[Ghanaian Times] Times Weekend (TW), on an agenda to interact with one of the award winners of the just ended Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) caught up with sensational afrobeats and highlife musician Dennis Nana Dwamena popularly known as KiDi. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Patience Nyarko Explodes With 'Masakyira'

[Ghanaian Times] The much awaited gospel banger from renowned Ghanaian Gospel artiste, Patience Nyarko has finally been released. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Ghana Music Award at 20

[Ghanaian Times] The hopes of many patrons who trooped to the New Dome at the Accra International Conference Centre last Saturday to have a feel of the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) were dashed as a result of misconduct of two popular Ghanaian musicians- Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Ghana Music Industry Dislikes Me - Shatta Wale

[Leadership] Controversial Ghanaian dancehall singer, Shatta Wale, has said that the music industry in his home country Ghana hates him so much despite love from fans. (AllAfrica)


Botswana: Makanyane Finest Choir

[Botswana Daily News] Tonota -Makanyane choir who on Saturday displayed absolute knack to sing and in the process endeared themselves to dikhwaere music lovers emerged winners of the fourth annual Tonota constituency dikhwaere competition. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Runtown Releases 'The Tradition EP' 7 Days Earlier Than Scheduled

[Guardian] It's an early Christmas for fans as Nigerian pop star, Runtown as he has released his much expected Tradition EP seven days before its initially announced release date. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Rema's 'Dumebi' Video Under Scrutiny, Stirs Debate

[Leadership] Fans of Mavin Record's newest signee, Rema have expressed mixed reactions over the video for his hit song, 'Dumebi'. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: King Wadada Blames TV, Radio Presenters for Decline in Reggae Music

[Daily Trust] Austin Peters, a reggae musician popularly known as "King Wadada" on Wednesday blamed TV and radio presenters for a decline of reggae music in the country, following their preferred choice for hip hop and Afro music. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Mavin Record's Rema Sounds Like Wizkid - Fans

[Vanguard] Some fans of Mavin Record's latest signee, Rema say he sings like Afropop star, Wizkid. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: How Wizkid Stole Show At Patoranking's Album Listening Party

[Vanguard] It is a norm for celebrants to be the cynosure of all eyes at any occasion, but such was hardly the case for reggae/dancehall singer, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, a.k.a Patoranking, at the listening party of his soon to be released album titled 'Wilmer', which held at a private lounge in Ikoyi, on Tuesday night. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Enzo Ishall Accused of Stealing Song

[New Zimbabwe] Upcoming Zimdancehall artist, King Prittel has made sensational claims that chanter, Enzo Ishall breached intellectual property rights, stealing his newly released track, 'Vanodheerera (Hausi muroyi)' from him. (AllAfrica)


Botswana: 'Fatshe Leno' Puts Kux On Spotlight

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Motswako artist Kux's latest single 'Fatshe leno' is likely to catapult him to stardom, owing to massive airplay both on local radio stations and social media platforms. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Joint Executorship for Tuku's Estate

[The Herald] The Master of High Court has jointly appointed Daisy Mtukudzi and another family member -- Vennah Muchakagara -- as executors to the estate of the late music icon Dr Oliver Mtukudzi. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Our Artists Must Make Music Not War!!

[Ghanaian Times] Last Saturday night was supposed to be etched in the annals of Ghanaian music as one of the epic moments. After two decades of Ghana Music Awards, it was the time for retrospective view, celebration of our heritage and music personalities. (AllAfrica)


Africa: 'In the Abundance of Water, the Fool Is Thirsty' - Bob Marley and the Pan-African Dream

[This is Africa] In the first part of a series, Yaw Adjei-Gyamfi considers why the music and message of Bob Marley still ring fresh to our ears and minds, many years after his death. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: J.Derobie Has Made the Whole Music World Listen

[Ghanaian Times] It's only been four months since his inspiring breakthrough single Poverty was released, but J.Derobie has quickly become the talk of the music world. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Fan Makes the 'Mistake' of Dissing Akothee's New Song, Gets Ripped By Singer

[Nairobi News] Singer Akothee has lit up social media after going ham on a fan who posted his disapproval of her new song titled 'Muje'. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Who Rules At the 20th Edition of VGMA Tonight?

[Ghanaian Times] The Accra international Conference Centre (AICC) will be the centre of attraction today as music lovers gather to announce the 'overlord' of Ghana music at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards. (AllAfrica)


Africa: AFRIMA 2019 to Reward New Generation of African Musicians

[Ghanaian Times] The African Union Commission (AUC) in partnership with All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has unveiled programme of events for the sixth edition of the awards in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: VGMA - Who Wins What At Ghana's Biggest Music Night?

[Ghanaian Times] Barring any unforeseen circumstances, tonight promises to be BIG as the much awaited 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) unfolds at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC). (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Accra Technical University Choir Shows Class

[Ghanaian Times] Though students of Accra Technical University (ATU) have enrolled solely to pursue academic programmes, they are, on the contrary, endowed with varied talents, and hold fast to a common purpose, to sing to the glory of God. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: Violence Rocks Music Awards Night

[Ghanaian Times] The 20th Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) nearly ended in tragedy when Stonebwoy, known in real life as Living Stone Etse Satekla, allegedly pointed a gun at his arch-rival, Shatta Wale to defend his award. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Yemi Alade - the Rise of a Woman of Steel

[Guardian] When we reached out to Yemi Alade for a cover shoot, she described her style to us: power, class and style. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: How Mbogi Konnection Is Spreading Their Cultural Message to the Youth

[Nairobi News] They say music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. (AllAfrica)


Congo-Kinshasa: Mose Fan Fan - the Intrepid Guitar Stylist Who Tried to Imitate Franco

[Nation] It seems appropriate that the late lamented guitar hero Mose Fan Fan passed his last days in Nairobi, the city he loved, where he had recorded some innovative material and from where he had launched his European career, before returning in later years to reconnect with his African audience. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Econet Buddie Beatz Music App Excites Market

[263Chat] Buddie Beatz, the music app from Econet Wireless, continues to excite the market following its recent launch and its award-winning experiential exhibition at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF). (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: We Discovered Rema on Instagram - Don Jazzy

[Leadership] Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy, has revealed that his new artiste, Rema, was discovered on Instagram after he did a freestyle of a Mavin song, 'Gucci Gang'. (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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