Archive | March, 2015

South African Comedian Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart As Host Of ‘The Daily Show’ in USA

South African superstar comedian Trevor Noah is going to become the new host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, replacing current host Jon Stewart who has been in the role for 16 years. Trevor is the first African comedian to make inroads into the mainstream comedy arena, appearing on various major American TV shows including The Daily […]

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Africa Salon Festival Brings African Culture to New Haven, Connecticut, USAscare d

NEW HAVEN — The Yale African Initiative will host the first “Africa Salon” featuring a festival filled with African arts, culture, music, and contemporary artists at the Afro-American Cultural Center in New Haven Friday and Saturday. The festival will highlight African music, fashion, dance, art, film, literature, and much more, giving people an opportunity to […]

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UK Army Music Corps on Africa Mission

A seven-strong team from the Corps of Army Music 
(CAMUS) visited East Africa to train with their counterparts in the Ugandan People’s 
Defence Force. The team, led by The Band of King’s Division, who are based at Weeton Barracks, near Singleton (Lancashire, UK), were asked to work with the musicians from the UPDF Band as […]

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The playlist: African – Thandiswa Mazwai, Maleh, Somi and more

The most powerful female voices on the continent include a pioneer of Kwaito and a 17-year-old shaping the sound of the Portuguese-speaking African diaspora Thandiswa Mazwai – Yeyam Nawe (#FreedomIs4Everyone) You can’t accurately describe the founding generation of South African kwaito music without acknowledging the influence of Thandiswa Mazwai. As part of the pioneering group […]

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DRC Artists Pay Tribute to Sexually Abused Women

The Democratic Republic of Congo paid tribute to women who have suffered physical and sexual abuse by launching the country’s first women art exhibition. Rape and murder have been the weapons used by the various rebel groups that have roamed the eastern part of the country seeking to control the abundantly available mineral wealth in […]

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EVENT ALERT: Soumu Brings West Africa to Asheville, North Carolina

Because not everyone can make it to a West African party, there’s the Asheville Soumu. The celebration of West African food, music and dancing happens Friday evening at New Mountain AVL. It was rescheduled from its original February date due to inclement weather. The inaugural Soumu in 2013 served as a fundraiser for local djembe […]

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EVENT ALERT: Fundraiser for West Africa Clean Water Project in Healdsburg, Carlifonia

A West African themed fundraiser at the Villa Chanticleer on March 28 at 5:30 pm to raise funds for the Clean Water Project in Guinea Bissau. West African music expert Steve Pile for Healdsburg itself performing live and Chef Alfredo from Guinea will be preparing a ‘sumptuous’ dinner. According to Patch.com The Clean Water Project […]

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DJ Edu: In Search of the Best Nightclub in Africa

As part of the BBC’s A Richer World season, world-renowned DJ and BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter DJ Edu goes in search for The Best Nightclub in Africa. In this programme, DJ Edu avoids the more established nightlife in the continent to discover some of the best clubs and neighbourhood nightspots where a new generation of Africans […]

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Stunning Model, Noella Coursaris from DRC Says She is Helping to Educate The Country’s Children

32 year old Democratic Republic of Congo born model Noella Coursaris left the country at the age of five after her father died and her mother had no means of raising her. She is now much involved in glamour and beauty and is on mission to educate girls from her homeland. She says investing in […]

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AUDIO ALERT: Myra Maimoh – A No Go Tire

Cameroonian R&B/Afro-Soul singer/songwriter Myra Maimoh is back, this time with a new single called “A No Go Tire”. The song headlines Myra Maimoh’s long anticipated sophomore album “Uniq”. It follows on the heels of her critically acclaimed debut album, “Answer’d Me”. “Uniq” is packed with inspirational, and upbeat songs all complimented by Myra’s easygoing and […]

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VIDEO ALERT: London Boyz – Rocket, (Plus London Boys Profile)

‘London Boyz’ drop their highly anticipated first single – “Rocket”! The talented collective of producers/artists consisting of MOBO award winner Victizzle, Remedee, Captain and Big J, have released the debut single from their yet-to be-named mixtape due for release in the summer! Featuring the acclaimed vocals of Victizzle and Remedee, the certified banger, “Rocket”, is […]

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Q & A ALERT: White Artist EES Making a Statement in Europe With African Tunes

Namibian musician Eric Sell (also known as EES), is one of the rare white Africans producing a music genre called Kwaito, which originally emerged in the ghettos of Johannnesburg, South Africa. In the Pulse studio, he talks about the power of music, his collaboration with a man that once fought in a war against his […]

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