Archive | July, 2015

Count Down To Trevor Noah’s Take Over Of The Daily Show – No Major Changes Expected

Press reports coming out from several sources indicate that there are not going to be radical changes in terms of target audience and content at the US Television show The Daily Show. Apparently, its newly appointed host Trevor Noah is not expecting to make big changes when he assumes Jon Stewart’s hosting role at Comedy […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Donald & Diamond Platnumz – Wangu

South Africa’s Donald and Tanzania’s Diamond Platinumz have teamed up to put out a really soulful number. The song “Wangu” done by the two artists, will definitely give lovers something to live and love for. Although soulful, the song has some Afropop elements to it and we here at diaspoRAw.net would like to define it […]

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Trevor Noah Describes His Accidental Route Into Stand Up Comedy On Jimmy Fallon’s ‘The Tonight Show’

The future host of ‘The Daily Show’, Trevor Noah, met with the host of ‘The Tonight Show’, Jimmy Fallon, some days ago to have some banter on the latter’s show. Trevor opened up about his recent move to New York, the changes he is experiencing and also narrated how he was accidentally wheeled into stand-up […]

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VIDEO ALERT: John Falsetto – Papaoutai (Cover)|John Brilliantly Uses The Mbira To Give Listeners A Different Experience

So far, Rwandese-Belgian hip-hop/electro musician Stromae has managed to garner nearly 300 million views for his hit single “Papaoutai”. Since it’s release, the song has been covered in different forms by several artists and broadcast on online platforms such as Youtube, but no cover has sounded more interesting to us than this one by UK-based […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Vee – Taku Taku

If this jam was not on your DJ’s playlist at an African party some 8 to 10 years ago then the party you were at was probably not a genuine African party. We are talking about the song “Taku Taku” by Botswana’s Vee. It was an Afro-pop hit of it’s time, featuring a Southern Afrobeats […]

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Mavin Records First Lady Tiwa Savage Gives Birth Baby Boy

Mavin Records first lady, Tiwa Savage-Balogun has joined the growing list of entertainers who have welcomed a newborn this year. Tiwa Savage delivered a bouncing baby boy on Wednesday morning at St Mary’s Hospital, London. The news trended on social media as blogs and twitter accounts strove to be the first to break the news. […]

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VIDEO ALERT: South Sudanese Musical Duo, Acholi Machon Is Spreading The Sweet Sounds From Their Young Nation

They are billed to perform at this year’s WOMAD festival in the UK and they are raring to go. Their name is Acholi Machon (Old Acholi) and they are a musical duo from South Sudan. They play the likembe (mbira), an acoustic thumb piano and they are looking forward to i. According to Sophie Ikenye […]

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African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) Reveals 2015 Nominees

The African Muzik Magazine Awards (AFRIMMA) brand regards itself as ‘the sole award ceremony in the Diaspora that caters to all musical genres including but not limited to: Afrobeats, Assiko, Bongo, Decale, Funana, Genge, Highlife, Hiplife, Kwaito, Lingala and Soukous’ and judging from this year’s nominations, there is no reason to dispute that. A continuation […]

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The African Elvis Bringing Country Music To Kenya

It’s a long way from Nashville to Nairobi, but you can still listen to country in Kenya. BBC Pop Up went along to meet Sir Elvis, a Kenyan whose parents named him after Elvis Presley, to find out more about the unlikely music scene. Source:BBC.co.uk Other articles from across the web RARE Footage of Elvis […]

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Young Ghanaian Artist Delasi Plans To Launch Album In Artistic Style In Berlin, Germany

Like any exploration this #ThoughtJourney has taken this traveler to paths less walked. On his #ThoughtJourney we meet Passion, Betrayal, Denial, Aggression, Sorrow, Love and Curiosity. Our traveler is honest in his portrayal of Life and he invites us along for this #ThoughtJourney Come meet Delasi and Lee Bass for this Rendezvous of Kindred Spirits on 23 July 2015 […]

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Jidenna Responds to “Light Skinned, Dark Skinned” Controversy with Harrowing Open Letter

In a recent interview with VladTV, Nigerian-American upstart Jidenna detailed the complications he had to endure when he went home to bury his father. When I actually buried my father, I had to bring a lot of AK-47s. I had to employ military commandos. Just to bury my father. When you’re light-skinned, you’re a heavier target […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Degeorge ft. Shawty RP – “Money In The Bank”

One of the UK’s freshest Nigerian acts Degeorge debuts his brand new video “Money In The Bank” featuring female diva rapper Shawty RP. Degeorge confessed thet he stepped out of his Afrocentric musical zone with this one and of course it is a really good achievement. With a quasi-hip-hop heavy beat, it is nothing short […]

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