Archive | September 16, 2014

Review: Africa Unplugged 2014

Tanzania’s Platinumz almost stole the show but Tiwa Savage and DavidO proved why they’re pros THE GROWING influence of Afrobeat was evident Sunday night at the O2 Academy in Brixton. Africa Unplugged, described as Europe’s biggest African music festival, was a night committed to showcasing some of the continent’s most talented artists. The hidden gem […]

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CR to host African music group

On Tuesday, Sept 16, the African American Museum of Iowa will host the African music group Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit.Kinobe and the Wamu Spirit present a short performance and discussion at African American Museum of Iowa. Ugandan native Herbert Kinobe and his fellow band mates are in town for Landfall, performing at the five-day festival […]

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MTV EMA Best African Act Nominees are Out

There is not much of a surprise with the names of African acts that are up on the MTV Europe Music Awards Best African Act 2014 list. The names that popped this year are indeed on the list with the exception of a couple of conspicuously and rather debatably absent names. 2014 Nominees Ok let’s […]

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Major African Music Artists to Perform Pro Bono for PLAD’s STOP Africa Land Grab Concert — Sunday, September 21st at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC

Washington, DC — Performing for the first time ever in DC – The legendary Mbilia Bel from the Democratic Republic of Congo, artist producer Didier Awadi from Senegal, emerging artist Hanisha Solomon from Ethiopia, Ray-Son from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the incredible Simply Chrysolite and Naledi Ya Tshawane who both hail from South Africa! PLUS […]

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Musical 20/20 – Two Decades Of Freedom, Jamaica/South Africa Ties Celebrated

“What a history. I remember when Bob Marley and all of us chant the Niyabinghi and bring down the apartheid system down to ground. And I feel proud when yesterday I look and see a black judge in South Africa. Now, I am not racist, but back in those days you would not see a […]

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Youssou N’Dour Performs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

Commanding the Stage With Words and Dancing Feet Youssou N’Dour Performs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music Ushers at the Brooklyn Academy of Music fought a brief, losing battle against concertgoers surging into the aisle to dance when the Senegalese singer and bandleader Youssou N’Dour performed there on Friday night. All the better: Mr. N’Dour […]

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