Archive | December, 2013

Broadway Show Blends Circus Acts, African Performing Arts

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — “Circus Der Sinne” mixes modern circus acts with traditional African dance and music. The show is running on Broadway through Jan. 5. “Mother Africa is basically bringing Africa to New York,” one of the show’s stars, Theresa Makaita Muteta, told CBS 2′s Jessica Schneider in an interview Sunday morning. “We have […]

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Dr. Paa Bobo is dead

Peacefmonline.com is reporting that Ghana’s classic highlife musician Dr. Paa Bobo has died after battling with sickness at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for some weeks now. A close pal to the musician told Peacefmonline.com that, the highlife guru died at about 2 O’clock pm today Saturday December 28 2013 afternoon at Korle-Bu and his body is yet […]

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Instruments for Africa hits right note

Receiving a guitar with no strings attached sounds like the setup for a bad joke, but for schools in a country in Africa, it was a dream come true. When Ottawa (Canada) guitarist and music teacher Todd Snelgrove visited the Republic of Zambia in May 2012, he was shocked to find that Linda School, a […]

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Arts residency program brings African beats, culture to Shutesbury school

SHUTESBURY, MA — Though West Africa is an ocean away, distance has proven to be no obstacle for the students and faculty of Shutesbury Elementary School (Shaftesbury, Massachusetts), who spent five days this month learning traditional African drumming, dancing and language as part of the school’s “artist-in-residency” program. The program, led by Marilyn and Sekou […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Jay B ft Sarkodie – Tonga (#TongaDance Video)

This Prince Peprah directed visual may come across as shocking to some, but it is not in anyway surprising to us. It’s a very simple street video featuring 2 dancers showcasing what appears to be the next Afrobeat dance craze coming out of Ghana, following Azonto and others, except that this one is a bit […]

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Nigerian Rapper Eldee advocates for gay rights, as fans go wild!

Rapper Eldee went on social media a few hours ago to voice his support on the rights of gays in Africa eliciting a whirlwind on social media. He voiced his support following the post made by Mr Richard Branson CEO Virgin Group who posted… Eldee had quickly followed suit with his own post Hopefully, one […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Wale – Interview With MTV During Nigeria Visit

MMG rapper Wale recently visited his motherland Nigeria for the first time. While there, he sat down with MTV Base Africa VJ Ehiz to have a chat. Wale who is also a native of Washington DC showed that he is well informed about the Afrobeats music scene and is friends with quite a number of […]

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VIDEO ALERT: John Smarts and Jusa Dementor – Fitted

Here is another one for Christmas. Nice stylish Afrobeat song delivered with a wonderful groovy beat. The video for the song by John Smarts and Jusa Dementor is fitting, for the song which is called “Fitted”. It shows to young and happy young artists showing the reason why their are happy. The girls in video […]

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“IT FLIPPED OVER” Idris Elba In Car Accident

The 41-year-old Mandela star lost contact with a gravel road behind the wheel in Finland while filming a racing documentary for BBC2. Although he escaped injury, the moment the wheels flew off the roadway is emblazoned in his mind. “I never want to do that again. It’s the first time that I have ever rolled […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Sarkodie ft Banky W – Pon Di Ting

Ummmm, that’s probably what one would say upon first sight of this more than spicy visual. I guess Nigerian music video director Sesan did not draw any boundaries when he shot this particular video. It has got philandering written all over it. The stars of it, Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie (Sark boss and Konvict signee) and […]

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Q & A: Kazz, aka Mr Boomslang Talks The Music, Marriage, Going Solo and Much More

He is one half of Zimbabwe’s dynamic duo of brothers Bkay & Kazz. Together they have worked and released scintillating RnB, Reggae/Dancehall, Pop infused Afrobeat singles and albums, but now Kazz says he will be making his foray into the highly competitive music industry for the first time as a solo act. diaspoRAW.net sat down with […]

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Afrobeat star Femi Kuti: ‘Will keep singing for change’

Afrobeat star Femi Kuti is a constant thorn in the side of Nigeria’s authorities. He uses his songs to criticize corruption and speak for the poor. In 2007, Kuti opened the New Afrika Shrine in honour of his legendary father, musician Fela Kuti, who died of an AIDS-related illness 10 years earlier. It replaces the […]

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