Archive | May, 2013

Q & A: Snoop Lion – I Love African Music

American rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor, Snoop Dogg now known as Snoop Lion, who recently visited Durban, South Africa, for the MTV All Star concert told the press that he loves African music. Snoop said “to be able to come back to the origin of where music was created is special for me.” Interview: Q: What […]

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Grammy Award Winning African Songstress Angelique Kidjo Returns To Miami

MIAMI — Hot on the heels of her PBS special (which featured the dancers from FELA! onstage with the artist) and her new album release, the internationally acclaimed recording artist Angelique Kidjo returns for one performance only on Friday, May 31 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Clubfeet – ‘Cape Town’

Let’s fly to Cape Town baby!, those are the words from Australian-South African band Clubfeet. With a focus on the Cape Town, South Africa nightlife, the nband recently released Cape Town video, a video which showcases the sleepless of the Southern African city. The video was shot in the early hours of the morning, precisely, […]

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‘Fela,’ a dance party with political diatribe, now playing at Paramount Theatre

The most influential African musician of the last 50 years is still little known in this country. A few years ago, Broadway tried to remedy that with the musical, “Fela!” The national touring company has just made it to Seattle’s Paramount Theatre. Fela Kuti was a Nigerian musician, composer, and performer who not only sang […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Jayso ft Sarkodie – I’m in Love With Your Girlfriend

Love, Lust and Greed are the keywords to go with the new song and video by longtime collaborators Jayso and Sarkodie, featuring singer Efya. The recently released item is called “I’m in Love With Your Girlfiend”. The theme of the song appears to be consistent with Sarkodie’s last effort “Lies”, which is another story of […]

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Video: Wizkid promises an unforgettable performance when GHANA meets NAIJA

‘The Matter’ crooner Wiz Kid yesterday promised the world an unforgettable performance when GHANA meets NAIJA on the 29th of June, 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre. This he said at the launch of the concert in Accra, Ghana. The Starboy cum EME star was billed to perform on this same stage last year […]

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SA Singer, Thandiswa Sings For Africa Day

Kora award-winning singer Thandiswa Mazwai, 37, will perform on home turf after touring internationally with Paul Simon for six months recently.11 She appears tomorrow night at the Africa Day concert in Johannesburg, a two-day event. Headlining the event, Mazwai will be on stage with her all-female band, which she hand-picked last year. “I am playing […]

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Happy Africa Day 2013!

To all our readers, followers and friends, DiaspoRAW.net would like to wish a happy Africa day. Yes on this very day 50 years ago, our founding fathers decided to come together in order to form what is now known as the African Union. The Organisation of African Unity (OAU) charter was signed by leaders of […]

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Snoop Lion Stands Tall With Africa All Stars

South Africa was alight last weekend and the lion was roaring indeed. Newly self-proclaimed rastafarian and former ‘Dogg’, Snoop Lion was in Johannesburg recently. The artist managed to live up to his expected strong presence, alongside a number of heavyweight and indeed entertaining African artists. Snoop was not supported by a week crop of artists […]

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Davido Releases Hot New Single ‘Kalo Connect’

Davido is not resting on his oars just yet when it comes to entertaining fans with club raving music as a new single ‘Kalo Connect’ comes hot from his stables. Follow on twitter @PlayButtonLover Davido – Kalo Connect (PROD BY YOUNG D) Davido – Kalo Connect Davido is one dude that’s certainly not resting on […]

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Moroccan Born Rapper French Montana Releases Debut Album

After several street mixtapes and the building up of the hype over several years French Montana has now released his debut album, Excuse My French. Released on 21 May 2013, the Bad Boy and Maybach Music backed album features 18 star-studded tracks. Born Karim Kharbouch in Rabat, Morocco, French was raised in his home country […]

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Blues for Mali as Ali Farka Toure’s Music is Banned

It has been almost nine months since Islamic militants in northern Mali announced that they were effectively banning all music. It’s hard to imagine, in a country that produced such internationally renowned music as Ali Farka Toure’s blues, Rokia Traore’s soulful vocals and the Afro-pop traditions of Salif Keita. The armed militants sent death threats […]

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