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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: Revellers Kill DJ for Playing Boring Music

[Monitor] Nebbi -A senior three student of Parombo Secondary School who has been working as a part-time disc jockey (DJ), in one of the disco halls in Akworo Sub-county in Nebbi District has been killed. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Diamond's Wasafi Brands Kenyan Artists 'Cry Babies' Over #PlayKeMusic Debate

[Nairobi News] Diamond Platnumz's Wasafi label management team has now been drawn into the raging #PlayKeMusic debate, arguing that they have never once complained when Kenyan music is played in Tanzania nor when Kenyan artistes perform in their country. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Falz Takes Nigerians to the Classroom With Moral Instruction

[This Day] Sound Sultan's 'Mathematics' was probably the last time a Nigerian artiste took the entire country on a nation building course in a classroom from the comfort of their homes. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 'Amaka Is a Nonsense Song' - Blackface Fires Shot At 2face

[This Day] Just when we all thought the beef between Nigerian music act, Blackface and his former label mate, 2Baba was over, the former has taken to social media to declare war on the latter. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Falz Needs to Be Protected At All Costs - Rapper MI

[This Day] Music rapper, Jude Abagapopularly known as MI, has called for the protection of fellow rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, following the recent satirical creative of Falz the bad guy, which he entitled 'Talk'. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Full Moon Music Studios - Strengthening Local Talent

[Namibian] Full Moon Music Studios at Katima Mulilo is running a three-month recording promotion, predominantly aimed at upcoming artists who want to record their music at affordable rates. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: The Iconic Sade Adu At 60

[Guardian] Today, Sade Adu clocks 60. Folasade Helen Adu was born on this day in 1959 in Ibadan, Nigeria to a professor father Adebisi and a British nurse Anne Hayes. Her father is the first graduate of statistics in Nigeria. She spent her early years in Nigeria having contacts with her hometown, Ikere-Ekiti where her grandfather was one of the most influential men. (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: Gospel Music - Jubilee Praise Team Ushers in "New Cameroon"

[Cameroon Tribune] A praise and worship evening held in Yaounde on January 13, 2019 to launch activities for this year. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Zimbabweans Show Love for Dan Tshanda

[The Herald] A contingent of Zimbabweans will travel to South Africa to attend the burial of Dalom music icon, Dan Tshanda who will be laid to rest in the neighbouring country tomorrow. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: New Celebrity Couple in the Music Industry

[Observer] A highly placed source at SOG records has confirmed to LIB Life that Jaredo and his former records labelmate Davero are in a love relationship. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Creative and Artistic Research Urged

[ANGOP] Saurimo -The musician and songwriter, Santos Católica, pointed out on Tuesday, the need for Angolan creators to bet on creativity and artistic research as the way to meet the international demands. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Falz Receives Praise, Scrutiny Over 'Controversial' Album Lyrics

[Leadership] Rapper Folarin Falana aka Falz's fourth album, 'Moral Instructions,' on Tuesday, has become one of the trending topics with intense analysis and praises from twitter users, few hours after its release. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Obituary, Rip - Dan Tshanda, SA's Unrecognised Legend

[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE biblical saying that a prophet is not without honour but in his own country rings true regarding the South African music legend, Daniel Tshanda, who is to be buried in Johannesburg on Friday, 18th January. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania: Harmonize Shows Love for Kenyan Music in Racy Video

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian singer Harmonize and his Italian girlfriend Sarah Michelotti have lit up social media with their peculiar way of showing support to Kenyan music. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Meet Onafuye Abolade Bobby - Musician, Actor, Model and TV Host

[Vanguard] "Success is not accidental but intentional." These are the words that actor, singer and super model lives by. A consistent jinks breaker, an exceptional mind, a passionate young man who symbolizes diligence and sacrifice, Onafuye Abolade Bobby was born into the family of Mr. and Mrs. Onafuye. Due to his parents love for music, little Abolade listened to Bob Marley, Lucky Dube, Ron Kenoly, Fela Kuti, Sunny Ade, Michael Jackson among others. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: D'Banj, Wizkid Thrill At Nativeland Concert

[This Day] If previous editions of the music concert Nativeland was a thrill, then the third edition was a firework. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ycee Officially Exits Label - Tinny Entertainment

[Vanguard] Nigerian Rapper, Ycee, says he has finally left his former label, Tinny Entertainment, that brought him into mainstream success. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Eddy Kenzo Sets the Concert Ball Rolling

[Observer] The year has started with Eddy Kenzo's 10-year celebratory concert at Serena Kampala hotel setting a new bar for live shows yet again. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Who is Killing Kenyan Music?

[Nation] The facts of the matter are not new; complaints of foreign music dominating local airplay have always been a topic of much discussion. However, it was Khaligraph Jones's Instagram post that lit a wildfire of accusations from all corners. (AllAfrica)


Tunisia: 'Micro Flavour' Project for Fight Against Violence Through Rap, Kicked Off

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The European organisation MK-Sustainable Solutions (MKSS) announced Friday the launch of its "Micro Flavour" pilot project aimed at spreading positive messages to young people and fight against violence through rap. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Sexual Undertone Lyrics Shoot Local Musicians to Stardom

[Zimbabwe Standard] Forget catchy nursery rhymes or hard-hitting social messages, sex lyrics have become a musician's new shortcut to fame among Zimbabwe's urban youth and last year's biggest hits present solid evidence of that. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Morgan Heritage Duped Zimbabwe

[Zimbabwe Standard] Last month, on December 21, thousands of reggae fans thronged the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) to witness the second coming of Morgan Heritage in what was dubbed the Jamaica-Africa Tour. I did not attend this show for several reasons. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Gospel Musician Jeketera Comes of Age

[Zimbabwe Standard] Gweru-based gospel musician Adamson Jeketera's latest offering titled Mweya Mutsvene released in November last year is causing waves on the market as it now receives regular airplay on local radio stations. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Sanii Makhalima Opens Up On Musical Hiatus

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwean Urban Grooves pioneer, Lungisani 'Sanii' Makhalima had not been heard from in musical terms since the 2016 release of his tenth album 'Man U script'. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Musakanye's Happiness Comes in the Morning

[Zimbabwe Standard] South Africa-based Zimbabwean contemporary gospel singer Violet Musakanye is basking in the glory of the release of her latest eight-track album titled Joy Comes in The Morning, which she said demonstrates her growth in the industry. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: State Broadcaster's Power FM Bans R Kelly's Music

[New Zimbabwe] State broadcaster, ZBC's Power FM radio station has removed American R&B artist, R Kelly's music from its playlist, joining the #MuteRKelly, a global campaign against the under-fire entertainer. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Tshanda 'Turned to God' Before His Death

[Zimbabwe Standard] Dalom Music founder Dan "Ndivhiseni" Tshanda, who was known for his disco sound, Splash, which became a hit in shebeens and night clubs in many parts of southern Africa, had "turned to God" before his death. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Mutero Ready to Make Waves in Music Industry

[Zimbabwe Standard] Twenty-six-year-old James Mutero is ready to make waves in the music industry, a thing he has been waiting to do for a long time. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Busy Year Awaits Social Doctor

[Zimbabwe Standard] Entrepreneur-cum-gospel musician Farai Makandanje, aka Social Doctor, says he has what it takes to be counted among the country's big names of gospel music this year. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Musician Wins Free Video Sponsorship

[Zimbabwe Standard] South Africa-based gospel musician Victor Sibiya has won a free video shoot sponsorship from Dumarts Films in a move that is meant to produce quality productions by local artistes across the Limpopo. (AllAfrica)


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)


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