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Enjoy Shona sculpture Under an African Sky

NORTHUMBERLAND, CANADA – Under an African Sky, spotlighting the mystery and thrill of Africa, is the theme of the fall fundraiser planned by the Art Gallery of Northumberland on Nov. 15. “Attendees will gain insight into the breath-taking creative instincts of contemporary African artists,” board president Bob Fudge said in a press release about the event. […]

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Pierre Kwenders dreams of Africa

Congolese expat takes inspiration from the country of his birth as well as North American electro and hip hop MONTREAL – Quebec’s bilingualism seems quaint compared to the Democratic Republic of Congo, where more than 200 languages are spoken. It’s where Pierre Kwenders was born, and on his second EP, African Dream, the Lavallois sings […]

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P-Square’s Peter Okoye Chills Out With Street Beggars in Canada

Peter Okoye, one half of brotherly Nigeria music superstar duo P-Square took time out to chill out with a duo of street musical performers/beggars. Taking a break from tour in the North American country, Peter was pictured sitting and smiling with the two musicians, a harmonicist and and guitarist. They had an open guitar case […]

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Guy Buttery launches album across SA & beyond

Guitar legend Guy Buttery announces the details for an extensive national and international tour in support of the release of his first live album. South African fingerstyle guitar giant Guy Buttery announces the details for an extensive national and International tour in support of the release of his first live album. For over a decade, […]

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16 Year Old Nigerian-Canadan Girl Produces Track For Jay-Z’s Latest Album

Ebony Oshunrinde aka Wondagurl was surprised when she was a alerted by her friend that a beat she had made and passed on to him was rhymed upon by superstar rapper Jay Z and featured on his latest studio album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. The 16 year budding producer, who is of Nigerian origins and lives […]

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A Way into African music

 Vieux Farka Touré wins club crowd at Jazz Fest I have a confession: I don’t know much about African music. Sure, I’m not completely in the dark — I know the obvious ones like Fela Kuti and Ladysmith Black Mambazo — but much of the genre is so foreign to me that I have been […]

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“Ordinary Love”! African Music Stars Sarkodie & Tiwa Savage Dish to Ameyaw Debrah About Their Upcoming Projects

Nigerian Afro Pop sensation, Tiwa Savage and Ghana’s super-rapper, Sarkodie are going to be on another track together! After the magic they made on “Shout Out” slated for Tiwa Savage‘s forthcoming debut album, Tiwa definitely had to return the favour. She was in Ghana a few days ago and while she was shopping at Sarkodie‘s […]

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Use English in Your Songs – Grammy Award Winner Tells Ghanaian Artistes

Ghanaian-born Grammy Award winning producer, Paul Yebuah popularly known as Jazzwad has advised Ghanaian artistes to incorporate some amount of English into their songs to enable them hit the international stage fully. The producer, who won the Grammy for his productions on Damian Marley’s 2006 Best Reggae Album Welcome To Jamrock which included Hey Girl […]

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Musical Sensation ‘AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness’ Conquers US Theater Stages

LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – May 15, 2013) –  The award-winning South African musical show ‘AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness’ is coming to the US for its first 8-City tour in North America, premiering at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, California on June 19, 2013. Traveling on the beats of drums, from the dusty […]

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The Pride of Africa (Africa-Canada Film Festival)

Vues d’Afrique’s programming director sees the festival as a forum to discover or reconnect with the continent. By T’Cha Dunlevy, GAZETTE FILM CRITIC, The Gazette MONTREAL – Gisèle Kayembe is being courted. “Montreal is trying to seduce me. We’ll see if I fall amoureuse,” said the lively Congo native and — as of 2011 — […]

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Shimmering, sweet sound of Diallo

By Stephen Cooke AMONG CANADIAN world music artists there are few sounds sweeter than the shimmering guitar finger work of West African musician Alpha Yaya Diallo. A three-time Juno Award winner, Diallo’s immaculate playing meshes perfectly with his plaintive vocals on songs contrasting his life in Guinea with the challenges he’s faced since leaving his […]

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K’Naan Wavin Flag For Libya

The song ‘Wavin Flag’ by rapper K’naan, a Somalian Canadian has become the worldwide freedom anthem of the youth generation. When asked in an interview with Charlie Gillis for MacLean’s magazine, what it was about the song that held such universal appeal, the rapper replied, “No one knows the answer to that. If we did, […]

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