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‘Electronic Africa’ at Red Bull Music Academy Festival – Brooklyn, NY, USA

“Electronic Africa,” this Friday at Villain in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is the first night of the monthlong Red Bull Music Academy New York festival. This festival’s programming tends to expose secret histories of old music or uncover thriving, noncommercialized scenes of new music; true to form, this is not the organic, lilting African music of Putumayo […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Banda Maravilha – Banda Maravilha

Banda Maravilha is one of the prominent folk music bands in Angola. We cannot confirm whether they are still active but if they still are, they must be killing it wherever they are, with their music. You would agree with us if you listen to the track below, which is title after the band’s name. […]

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Mafikizolo, Uhuru, Davido Lead Nominees in Pan-African Music Awards

Shining a spotlight on the African continent and the amazing achievements of Africans around the world, MTV Base today revealed the nominees for the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards KwaZulu-Natal supported by Absolut & The City of Durban. The prestigious MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) nominations were revealed at a glittering nominations celebration at The Sands, Johannesburg, South Africa by MTV […]

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African artists find revolution on the internet

As the internet opens up Africa, Kenyan collective Just a Band uses its new-found freedom of expression to reach a global audience. Nairobi: They built their reputation with wild music videos featuring a flying animated turtle and a campy urban hero often considered Kenya’s first internet sensation. But when it came time to choose the subject for their video of […]

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Africa Fashion Week London 2013, a Great Success

The Africa Fashion Week London organisers have managed to stage 3 successful and consecutive annual events since 2011. This year’s event was held between 1 and 3 August at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London. It featured some of the most outstanding works by designers from countries such as South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana. […]

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Pageant Encourages Participants to Celebrate Africa-U.S. Ties

Lady Kate Atabond Njeuma was on a mission eight years ago to help young women who had moved to the United States from Africa to celebrate both their cultures. As a Cameroonian American, she valued her new country, but also wanted to make sure she paid homage to the land of her birth. She wanted […]

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Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes To Be Honored At The Miss Africa USA Pageant June 29 2013

Miss Africa USA Pageant Organization is proud to announce :  Miss Leila Lopes, Miss Universe 2011-2011 will receive An Award in Recognition of her Successful Reign as Miss Universe.  Miss Leila in responding to our invitation says she is very humbled and very excited at the same time. She has confirmed her attendance and will join […]

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MTV Looks Into Boosting The African Music Market

MTV Base is set to launch the inaugural MTV Africa All Stars, a pan-African music and youth empowerment campaign saluting the star quality and widespread appeal of contemporary African musicians. MTV Base is set to launch the inaugural MTV Africa All Stars, a pan-African music and youth empowerment campaign saluting the star quality and widespread […]

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Miss Angola, Leila Lopes is New Miss Universe

A new Miss Universe was crowned Monday night and She’s non other than Miss Angola, and business student Leila Lopes. Leila, 25, says she plans to work on HIV advocacy worldwide, and in addition to that, she wants to help uplift her country. The new Miss Universe said “As Miss Angola I’ve already done a […]

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Africa Entertainment Awards Set To Rock The Place

The 2nd Annual African Entertainment Awards (AEA) Malaysia 2011 is set to be bigger and better, as it is gaining well deserved recognition from the international front. This can be shown by the increased number of international participants and huge media interest in this year’s event. AEA Malaysia was conceptualized last year (2010) by Orange […]

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Nas and Damian Marley Patience Video

On the Distance Relatives album, Nas and Damian Marley teamed up with “the blind couple of Mali”, Amadou and Mariam to produce a remix of a song by the latter, entitled “Sabali”. The final product was a translation into English, of the word sabali, “Patience”. The two acts (Nas and Damian, and Amadou and Mariam) […]

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Nas and Damian Marley going to “the promised land” – Video

Nasir “Nas” Jones and Damian “Gongzilla” Marley are back on the scene again. With their album Distant Relatives still riding high, the duo set out to Jamaica for a video shoot and it will be an understatement to say that the place was completely “locked!”. Soon after the self proclaimed “Distant Relatives” landed at Norman […]

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