Afro-Caribbean Music



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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 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

South Africa: Cosatu Mourns the Death of Jazz Legend Jonas Gwangwa

[COSATU] The Congress of South African Trade Unions joins millions of people in South Africa and around the world to mourn the death of jazz legend Jonas Gwangwa. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, colleagues, and friends. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: 4 Malawi Urban Musicians Collabo in 'Osaphweketsa' Covid-19 Song

[Nyasa Times] Four Malawian urban musicians have teamed up to release Osaphweketsa single which depict real life scenarios applied to address the myths and misconceptions of Covid-19. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Trio Drops Single Track a Re Yeng

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The trio of Kagiso Rabothako, Kennedy Segole and Aron Kulobe going by stage, Heroshima music group has dropped an Afro House single track, A re yeng. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Walvis Bay Musicians Give Hope During Covid-19

[Namibian] A GROUP of Walvis Bay residents completed recording a version of the 'We are the World' unity song this week. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Alikiba Quits Sony Music Five Years After Being Signed

[Nairobi News] Tanzanian musician Alikiba is reported to have parted ways with Sony Music Entertainment Africa only five years after being signed by the major global music label. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Burna Boy's Song Makes Biden, Harris Inauguration Playlist

[Premium Times] Burna Boy is the only Nigerian and African artiste on the playlist. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Jamaican Festival Ropes in Tich Mataz

[The Herald] Popular host and former radio personality Tichafa Matambanadzo, affectionately known in the entertainment industry as "Tich Mataz", has been selected to represent Zimbabwe at the upcoming Jamaican festival, organisers of the show have confirmed. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why It's No Surprise That Pro-Trump Rioters Sang Bob Marley Songs Outside the Capitol

[The Conversation Africa] Amid the serious criminal offences committed during the recent breach of the US Capitol, one prominent trespass was against good taste. Numerous commentators, including original I Three singers Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt, took exception to Trump supporters singing Bob Marley classics "Three Little Birds" and "One Love". (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Diamond Platnumz' Mother Reveals the True Identity of His Father

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- There is a Kiswahili adage that says the only person who knows a child's father is its mother and that has today been proved by Diamond Platnumz's mother. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzanian Rapper Cpwaa of the Parklane Fame Has Died

[Citizen] Tanzanian artiste Ilunga Khalifa aka CPwaa was pronounced dead early Sunday January 17 at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) where he was undergoing treatment. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Sibu Mashiloane's 'Movies' in Song

[New Frame] The jazz pianist's new album, iHubo Labomdabu, is the fifth in a series of seven. Spontaneous and inspired, it is informed by deep meditation on Black life and the meaning of home. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Investing in Music Will Boost Nigeria's Annual GDP - Kex Obax

[Vanguard] Following dwindling oil revenue that has compelled Federal Government to borrow funds, the Chief Executive Officer of SGM Records, Desmond Enobakhare, professionally known as Kex Obax, has said that the government could rake in more revenue from Music with proper investment in the sector. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 'Indaba Is' - a Black Community Sonic Movement

[Daily Maverick] A compilation of new South African improvised music and jazz is testament to the power of creating in a communal spirit that honours the ancestors with new conversations. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Meg C Speaks On Depression 11 Years After Losing Hubby, Return to Music

[Nairobi News] Kenyan songbird Meg C, real name Yusriyah Nasra is still battling depression 11 years later after losing her husband. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Beitbridge Diva Releases Gospel Album

[The Herald] Beitbridge Bureau (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Yaadt Music, a People's Expression

[Daily Maverick] There is always a song, remixed by no-one-knows-who, playing in many of the Cape's spaces. It's music that has become a part of the culture of the communities who produce as well as consume it. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chawira Speaks On Maranatha Award

[The Herald] Arts Correspondent (AllAfrica)

South Africa: IFP Gauteng Mourns Passing of Phenomenal Gospel Singer, Israel Mosehla

[IFP] The IFP in Gauteng has noted with deep regret the untimely passing of gospel sensation, Israel Linda Mosehla. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Congolese Singer Nzaya Nzayadio to Be Buried Next Month

[Nation] Arrangements for the burial of Congolese crooner Nzaya Nzayadio (Muntu wa Nkulu Champion) who succumbed to Covid-19 complications in England are on going. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Hugely Music Goes 'Huge'

[Namibian] After more than three years in the music industry, kwaito, hip-hop and sambo trio Hugely Music finally released a debut album 'Brothers In Music' recently. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Skiddo - Next Big Thing in Nigeria Music Industry

[This Day] Skiddo originally born as Godwin Okonkwo Moemeke, is no doubt the next big thing in the Nigeria music industry as his recently released six tracks Ep project, #POPS (power of pure sound) is making waves on all social media platforms. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chillspot Apologises Over Illegal Gig

[The Herald] MUSIC promoter Dammer (Simbarashe Chanachimwe), DJ Fantan (Arnold Kamudyariwa) and Tafadzwa Kadzimwe (DJ Levelz) were yesterday jailed for six months each for violating Covid-19 regulations. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Jails 3 Music Promoters Over Covid-19 'Superspreader Event'

[East African] A Zimbabwean court on Tuesday jailed three popular music promoters for six months each for hosting a Covid-19 'superspreader' event that was attended by thousands of people on New Year's eve. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Music Promoter DJ Fantan Pleads Guilty Over New Year Eve Gig

[New Zimbabwe] PROMINENT Zimdancehall music promotersrnold Kamudyariwa, popularly known as DJ Fantan, Chillspot Records co-founder,Tafadzwa Kadzimwe aka Levels and Tinashe Chanachimwe "Dhama," have pleaded guilty to breaching Covid-19 regulations. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Makore's Debut Is Just What the Spirits Ordered

[The Herald] Kurai Makore is Dr Thomas Mapfumo incarnate! I use the word incarnate loosely because Mukanya -- as Dr Mapfumo is known by his legion of fans the world over -- is still alive, but in the twilight of his music career. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 21-Year-Old Singer Seeks to Make an Imprint On the Music Scene

[263Chat] Chitungwiza bred musician C3 Major, real name Ian Ndondo, is hoping rekindle the Traditional Mbira Music genre following the release of his 10-track album titled Ngoma Isina Muzera. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Businessman and Arts Promoter Dondo Buried

[The Herald] Businessman and arts promoter Thompson Dondo who died on Saturday due to a kidney failure was buried yesterday in Hokonya Village, Chivhu. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Suspends Sports and Music Activities As Schools Reopen

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- With the full-scale reopening of all learning institutions set for Monday, the government said there will be no extracurricular activities involving more than one school. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Alex Cummings Urges Pres. Weah to Focus On Improving Living Conditions in 2021 Instead of "Competing With Local Musical Artists"

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Chairman of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), Mr. Alexander B. Cummings, has challenged President George Manneh Weah to place a keen focus on his enormous task of improving the living conditions of Liberians and moving the country forward, instead of competing with local musical artists. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Sad Year for Sudanese Drama, Music

[SudaNow] Khartoum -- The capricious hand of death this year had its heavy toll on several of Sudan's dramatists and musicians. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kambua - My Ups and Downs in the Joy of Motherhood

[Nation] Tonight, Kambua Mutsembi Mathu, will be hosting a live performance on Studio Tisa, an online platform. Thus, she was a little anxious, but looked forward to the event as she spoke to Sunday Nation recently. (AllAfrica)

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