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Appalachian African Community Hosts Fashion Show – USA

The fashions of multiple African nations were represented Saturday at the Appalachian African Community’s fashion show in the Blue Ridge Ballroom of Plemmons Student Union. The countries included Somalia, Ghana, Congo, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya, Senegal and Zimbabwe, among others. “The show included musical and drum performances in addition to an international food tasting,” said […]

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Kibisi Douglas Starts Kickstarter Campaign to Support African Music Video Production Educational Project

Under the leadership of musician Kibisi Douglas, Safaritv production is looking to raise funds for African Music Video Production Educational Project. The funding requirement for this project is £12,450. London, UK — (ReleaseWire) — 01/14/2015 — Over the years, African music has passed on from one generation to another by words of mouth through one-on-one […]

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Q & A ALERT: Randy Weston – ‘African music is for the world’

The great jazz pianist talks about racism, discovering Africa and the power of music to change lives The power of positive thinking is something the great jazz pianist and composer Randy Weston has never had to learn. Now aged 88, he exudes a wise benevolence which sees the good side of everything. Even the memory […]

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Africa mourns ‘King of Congolese Rumba’

Fans across Africa and the rest of the world are paying tributes to Tabu Ley Rochereau a day after the legendary Congolese musician who inspired a continent died in a Belgian hospital aged 76. For millions of his fans, he was “the messenger,” “the baobab of Congolese rumba,” or “Prince Rochereau”. A day after legendary […]

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Yet Another African Musical Rich List – Huffington Post Compiled?

Recently we featured a list of the richest African musicians compiled by Forbes Africa and Channel O. We have a new, which many blogs released today, reportedly compiled by media mega-house Huffington Post. It looks convincingly more credible than the Forbes/Channel O one as it consists of a reasonable number of names of veterans whose […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Fally Ipupa ft. Youssoupha – Kitoko

Now who said David Guetta was the only French speaking man who can make big club hits. Watch, this video for Kitoko by Fally Ipupa and Youssoupha. It’s not like the typical, over-exaggerated party atmospheres you see in Guetta’s (normally Ibiza montages) videos, it’s just a naturally made video of a pumped up song. Fally […]

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19 year old Kevine Bikebi was crowned Miss Congo UK 2013 in front of a capacity filled venue. The magnificent event took place at the Stratford Town Hall London yesterday the 20th of July 2013. Judges on the Night included Sporah Njau of the Sporah show and Jaqueline Wabara (CEO Miss Nubian Pageant UK). The […]

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Q & A: Abbie & Courtney, 2 of Britain’s Biggest Afrobeats Adorers

We recently reported the impact that Afrobeats has been making on the UK and other European scenes lately. Click here to see the article. In the article, we mentioned 2 British caucasian girls (Abbie (Abroni) @huffsterrr and Courtney @courtneyadeniyi) who both were born and bred in the UK, and have now passionately embraced Afrobeats. Abbie is from the small […]

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Africa: Fally Ipupa Is the Most Sexy African Music Artiste!

Channel O VJs Denrele and Jokate are keeping the fire blazing on the original African channel’s ultimate countdown on their recently launched programme Channel O’s Top 10 Most… The show is all about who is at the top of the list in the world of entertainment across Africa. The countdowns range from leaders on social […]

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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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African Music Event Helps MIF Celebrate 30 Years

The Mobile International Festival will mark their 30th anniversary with “Roots…The Journey” this fall, but the celebration begins on June 15 with “An Afternoon of African Music” at the Mobile Museum of Art. The free program showcases the 30-member Wake Up Choir of Light Missions Pentecostal Church in Eight Mile. The choir is comprised of […]

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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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