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Iddi Hemed’s album release on May 1

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment

The long wait is almost over.  Iddi Hemed, spearheading the launching of what looks like a promising new genre, will be releasing his new album, ‘SwaR&B’ on May 1, 2014.

Iddi Hemed

Iddi Hemed

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World Cup 2014: The African version of the FIFA World Cup theme song

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

With the World Cup quickly approaching, it is only right that we highlight the theme song that many are sure to be singing after the World Cup is long gone.

Lady Jaydee

Lady Jaydee

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Zone Fam to perform at the Lusaka Carnival

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 24, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Zone Fam will be at the Lusaka Carnival scheduled to take place April 26-27, 2014 at the Mulungushi Conference Center in Zambia. They will be performing their new songs as well as many fan favorites.

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Zone Fam at the Channel O awards

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Anselmo Ralph – an undisputed kizomba crooner

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment

It is an undisputed fact that Anselmo Ralph is one of the hottest music exports out of Angola.

Anselmo Ralph

Anselmo Ralph

Signed to Sony Music, he has 6 albums under his belt,  completed a promotional campaign with Coca Cola in 2012 (the first time Coca Cola has ever done anything with an Angolan artist), and just got a nomination in the Best Male category at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards.

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2014 MTV MAMA Nominees

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Well MTV has announced its 2014  MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) nominees.

Anselmo Ralph

Anselmo Ralph

Mafikizolo and Uhuru from South Africa were nominated for 4 awards as was Nigeria’s Davido.  Both will be competing against each other in the Song of the Year, Artist of the Year and Best Collaboration categories.

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Matthew Shell co-writes new song with IhsAn Bilal, Honore and Don Juan

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 15, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Matthew Shell recently penned a song with IhsAn Bilal and Don Juan called ‘My Baby‘. The song is a tribute to Matthew Shell’s wife, Terra.

IhsAn Bilal

IhsAn Bilal

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D’Banj has candid interview with MTV

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment

In an interview with MTV’s Alexis Stevens, D’banj shared that he got into music after his brother died.

D'banj

D'banj

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beBecca – Ghana’s silky voiced siren

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 7, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Becca has an earthy tone, reminiscent of Phyllis Hyman. In her song, ‘Sugar‘, she showcases her vocal skills.

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Becca

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Modibo Keita and Meryem perform with Nomadic Massive at Kennedy Center

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 4, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Modibo Keita, a talented young trombonist of Malian descent,  plays every year in the Montreal International Jazz Festival and has done so since 2007. In 2009, he opened for Busta Rhymes, and he played in the horn section for Iraqi rapper, the Narcycist. In 2010 he was chosen to take part in the Yamaha Canada All-Star Jazz Band in Ottawa.

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GC Musiq releases new song – Lately

Written by Shirlene Brown | April 2, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Hey zouk lovers!  We would like to introduce you to a new zouk musician. GC Musiq is a musician from the Congo who is based in Montreal.  His style is predominantly zouk with a moderate hint of western genres.

GC Musiq

GC Musiq

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Are you Happy?

Written by Shirlene Brown | March 25, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Pharrell’s song ‘Happy’ is one of the most popular songs out there today. With over 138,948,968 views on Youtube, it is undeniably popular with the masses.  Africans naturally express themselves in dance and song, so it is natural for us to have gravitated to his song.  It just begs for some dance action.

Children Dancing

Children Dancing

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