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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

South Africa: Yvonne Chaka Chaka Denies Being Deported from Uganda

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The popular South African music legend has dismissed reports that she was deported from Uganda, where she was scheduled to perform at a New Year's Eve concert. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Kusasira - I Regret Museveni's Job

[Observer] On December 1, 2019, enraged Ugandans forced musician Catherine Kusasira off the stage in Sandton, South Africa. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Youths Bashed for Demanding Free VIP Entry Into Winky D Gig

[New Zimbabwe] A group of suspected Zanu PF youths was assaulted by bouncers after demanding free entry into Winky D's Njema album launch at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on New Year's Eve. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Lucius Banda Unveils 2020 Plans - Malawi Music Icon Releases 'Bwerera'

[Nyasa Times] Malawi music legend Lucius Banda has released a song single today ahead of his 50-year birthday commemoration in 2020. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Olympian Swimmer Jason Dunford Becomes Musician

[Nation] Jason Edward Dunford has never ceased up-grading his evolution since retirement from Olympic swimming schedules. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: South African Music Icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka Deported Over Bobi Wine

[Observer] South African musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been deported. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Govt Denies Blocking Winky D Interviews On Radio

[263Chat] Government has denied blocking Zimdancehall kingpin, Winky D from being interviewed on all local radio stations prior to the singer's much-awaited album launch set for Harare International Conference Centre tomorrow (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Govt Dismisses Claims of Banning Winky D On Radio

[New Zimbabwe] Information Ministry Permanent Secretary Nick Mangwana, has dismissed claims that government has banned the playing of popular Zim-Dancehall artiste, Winky D's songs on all State controlled radio stations. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Burna Boy, Rema Make Obama's Favourite Music of 2019 List

[Premium Times] Burna Boy's 'Anybody', and Rema's 'Iron Man', have made former U.S. president, Barrack Obama's favourite music of 2019 list. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Major Set Back for Winky D

[263Chat] Zimdancehall king Winky D real name Wallace Chirumiko who is due to release his much-awaited album, Njema tomorrow, has been dealt a major setback after powers that be ordered all radio stations (names supplied) to cancel interviews that they had booked with him. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Uganda Deports Musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka

[Monitor] Ugandan authorities on the eve of New Year 2020 deported legendary South African musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka. She was slated to perform at the ongoing Enkuka yomwaka show happening at Mengo palace in Kampala. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Malawi Ump Awards Honour 'Best of Decade'

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's premier Urban Music People (UMP) Awards has released a list of Best of the Decade honorees as voted by experts, stakeholders and the general public via social media. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Naira Marley 'Lord of Lamba' EP Caps Off His Unique Year

[Vanguard] It is safe to say that 'Lord of Lamba' (LOL), the 6-track Extended Play (EP) released by Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, a fast-rising Nigeria musician, and songwriter, was the perfect way to cap his 2019. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Reggae Rhythms Under Fire - Producers

[The Herald] The standard and sound of reggae music have definitely changed over the past 10 years, says Wayne "Unga Barunga" Thompson, well-known producer and one half of the drum-and-bass duo, Notis Heavyweight Rockaz. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Chibuku Treats Chikamveka Tavern Patronisers to Free Music Show

[Nyasa Times] Chibuku Products Limited on Saturday treated its customers at Chilinde-based Chikamveka Tavern in Lilongwe to a free music party and free beers. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Why Buju Banton Won't Perform Mega-Hit 'Boom Bye Bye' in Kenya

[Nairobi News] Jamaican reggae and dancehall icon Buju Banton who is scheduled to thrill his fans in Kenya on February 8, 2020 in Nairobi will not perform one of his mega-hits Boom Bye Bye. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Instrumental Music Integrated in Project

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Songbook Heritage Memory project brings together, on 25 January, at the Luanda Naval Club, Angolan instrumentalists for the first Angolan urban folk music concert. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Gwamba's Launch Lives Up to the Hype

[Nyasa Times] Thousands of music lovers from all walks of life on Saturday flocked to Lilongwe Golf Club to witness Gwamba's "Mama said God First" album launch which lived up to it's hype. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Songs & Christmas - Play Some Christmas Songs and Get in the Mood of It

[Vanguard] Among all that celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus, music is the number one. It covers Christmas with soft furs like a baby born in a manger. Music is the closest confidant of Christmas. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Kizz Daniel's Concert to Hold in Spite of Legal Troubles With Old Label

[Vanguard] The Legal counsel to pop artiste, Kizz Daniel, born Oluwatobi Daniel Adenugbe has confirmed that the upcoming concert billed to hold at Eko Convention Centre on December 26, 2019, will still hold despite recent threats from the erstwhile record label, G World Wide. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Winky D 'Bows to Pressure'

[Zimbabwe Standard] The recent pressure from music fans for dancehall chanter Winky D to release an album was the perfect cue for his camp to launch, after lengthy delays, the yet-to-be-named project, his management has said. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: You Need to Go Back to P-Square - Fans Tell Rudeboy

[Vanguard] P-Square may have broken up and its members gone solo, but a fan who witnessed Rudeboy's performance recently insisted that the musical duo need to get back together as a group to revive their musical career. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: 5 Nigerian Singers Who Started Out Young

[Daily Trust] Some popular Nigerian singers today started out young. The industry caught them early and they have grown, in every sense of the word, since then. Here, we give you a list of five. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Tiwa Savage Thrills Guests At Rare Dahlia Unveiling

[This Day] It was a day of celebration at the unveiling of luxury perfume shop, Rare Dahlia, recently at Wells Carlton Hotel and Apartment, Abuja. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Malawi Music Maestro Tembo to Be Buried Sunday - Tributes Pour in

[Nyasa Times] Legendary Malawian musician and former legislator Josephy Tembo who died on Thursday will be buried in his home village in Chikwawa on Sunday. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Musician Joseph Tembo Dies

[Nyasa Times] Renowned musician Jospeh Tembo, the former parliamentarian, has died at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Zama to Diversify for 2020

[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Since the introduction of the Zambezi Music Awards, to be held on 28 December, the organisers have decided to establish competitions to keep the youth busy and focused on their talents. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Djblue Donates Ambulance to Kapao Movement

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Recalling an incident of April 16, 2004, which led to the demise of his father due to the unavailability of an ambulance to whisk him to the hospital, the CEO of One Media House, owners of Hott FM/TV, Bernard Blue Benson, over the weekend donated an ambulance to the Kapao Kapao movement. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: James H. K. Gayemen to Launch Debut Gospel Album

[Observer] The St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Wood-Camp, Paynesville is set to witness a baptism of praise, as one of Liberia's emerging Gospel musicians launches his maiden album titled, "Here I Am Lord". (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Meet J Slught, An Emerging Superstar

[Observer] Over the last two years, the Liberian music industry has seen an influx of promising talents whose little contribution has helped to redefine and rebrand the various genres of the industry. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Juliani Breaks Silence Over Split From Brenda Wairimu

[Nairobi News] Hip Hop singer Juliani has revealed that he is no longer together with the mother of his child, actress Brenda Wairimu. (AllAfrica)


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