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Soulfege release song from upcoming new album

Written by Shirlene Brown | August 19, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Soulfege has been busy working on a new album and have already released two singles from it.  Their latest single, ‘ Another Day‘, already has the elements of a winning song. It is already number 5 on the ReverbNation reggae charts for Washington DC and,  if their last album, ‘Take Back The Mic is anything to go by, the new album should be well worth the wait.

Soulfege

Soulfege

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Just A Band to perform live at the DROM

Written by Shirlene Brown | August 16, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Some of you might remember this incredibly creative band from our interview with them in 2008 (they had a great sense of humor, and were incredibly insightful about the music industry).  Jamati had noted that they were a group to take note of, and we were right.

Analogue Transit

Analogue Transit

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Lake of Stars International Arts Festival

Written by Staff Writer | August 10, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Lake of Stars Festival, Malawi’s annual international arts festival, today announced more of its stunning 2011 line up, which will feature over 70 acts including the very best of Malawian music as well as African legends, Freshlyground; the award-winning UK act, Foals; and South African DJs, Wasted Youth and Chris D. Lake of Stars will feature over 70 acts including the very best of Malawian music as well as our first ever live Kenyan act Dan Chizi Aceda. Visit the website for the latest line-up details.

Maskal

Maskal

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First Annual East African Music Awards highlight East African genres and talent

Written by Shirlene Brown | August 10, 2011 | Leave a Comment

The first annual East Africa Music Awards (EMAs) was created to celebrate the different genres of music of the East African region, and reward homegrown talent.  The genres that will be recognized include: Rhumba, Contemporary Gospel, Hip Hop, and Taarab, among many others. The ceremony celebrates music from the entire East African region: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Juliana - Representing Uganda

Juliana - Representing Uganda

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The Waithaka Ent quest for perfection leads to international collaborations

Written by Shirlene Brown | July 25, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Mugo Nganga is the ambitious producer behind Waithaka Ent.  His drive to produce quality music with quality artists has led to collaborations with some pretty big names on the African music scene including Julian Gbaba.  His collaboration with Chris DeShield resulted in Wickedest Whine which has been on heavy rotation on the Kenyan radio stations. He has also written several remakes for Kaysha.  Jamati was privileged to get him to set some time aside from his hectic schedule to share his passion with our readers.

Mugo Nganga

Mugo Nganga

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Multi-Platinum Award-winning superstar, LIRA to release ‘THE EP’ on July 26th

Written by Shirlene Brown | July 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Sony Music Africa recording artist LIRA is set to release a 5-track EP to set the precedent for her debut American LP “Feel Good“. LIRA has released four platinum selling albums making her the current highest selling artist in South Africa. The Afro-Soul artist will also be on a sold-out global tour where she will perform this month for the first time in NYC, LA, DC, Annapolis and Philly.

Lira

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Keko – Repping Uganda

Interview by Wanjiru Ndung'u | July 18, 2011 | Leave a Comment

She is the newest MC in Africa’s pool of female rappers, but she comes all out with her “on point” and powerful lyrics. This beautiful young lady from Uganda,who decided to get serious with her talent last year has been causing ripples, not only in Uganda, but across East Africa.

Keko

Keko

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Tribe X Entertainment & Dj Manixx release Green October Volume VII

Written by Shirlene Brown | July 6, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Tribe X Entertainment & Dj Manixx have released a phenomenal new mixtape, Green October Volume VII! The phenomenal success of the previous mixtapes is testimony to the quality and caliber of music that they put out.

GOV7 back cover

GOV7 back cover

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Tinariwen – Tour Dates & Album Release

Written by Wanjiru Ndung'u | June 21, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Malian Tuareg band, Tinariwen is set to release its 5th studio album ‘Tasili’  on 30th August, via Anti- Records and they have released their tour dates.

Tinariwen (Thomas Dorn

Tinariwen (Thomas Dorn

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Mr. O TO RELEASE MON JADE

Written by Wanjiru Ndung'u | June 20, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Onome Ovwori, popularly known as Mr. O is a contemporary Afro-Jazz artist, who was raised in Nigeria but currently based in Maryland, USA. He embraced music at a young age of six and he has skillfully mastered the art of playing the keyboards.

Mr O - Mon Jade

Mr O - Mon Jade

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Chris DeShield releases ‘Wickedest Whine’ Video.

Written by Shirlene Brown | June 13, 2011 | Leave a Comment

Chris DeShield recently released a song that he wrote for Cadsongs, called ‘Wickedest Whine’ which has been a big hit, especially in the East African market.  The original song is produced by K’Nel of Anglohili, and Mugo Nganga of Waithaka Entertainment, this song has gotten a heavy rotation on Kenyan stations and received lots of great reviews.  This remix version is courtesy of DJ Snake from Cape Verde/Portugal.

Chris DeShield

Chris DeShield

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