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Focus on African Music at South by Southwest Festival in Texas

AUSTIN — The potential market for Internet-based businesses in Africa was showcased at the annual South by Southwest Festival in Texas, along with African films and music. Participants from the continent touted Africa as the new frontier for interactive media at the recent festival. At this booth sponsored by the independent music exporters of South […]

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Review: Angelique Kidjo and Fatoumata Diawara

Her style is often brash and she has made some forgettable records, but Angélique Kidjo deserves celebrity status thanks to her campaigning work and her ability to throw a memorable party. She was the ideal headliner for this International Women’s Day celebration, even if she wasn’t the finest singer in the hall. Now in her […]

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Zimfest London 2011 Comes With East African Appeal

The venue for today’s Zimbabwean-UK summer fun is at Prince George’s Playing field, Raynes Park, Wimbledon in the big city. Zimfest is an annual festival for Zimbabweans living in the UK and other patrons from all walks of life. The event, which will be headlined by British indie rock artist Tinashe, is expected to be […]

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Somali Diasporans And other Celebs Confront Famine Crisis

World famous Irish band U2 performed to a 60000 capacity crowd at a historical concert in Minneapolis, Minnesota recently. The event was also used to raise awareness of the ongoing famine in Somalia. U2, whose lead singer, Bono is one of the cofounders of the ONE Campaign, which works to fight extreme poverty and preventable […]

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Gamu Performs Live At T-Fest

Gamu Nhengu is continuing to prove that she is potentially force to be reckoned with on the mainstream music scene, as she continues not only to release good music, but to give great performances to crowds from all walks of life at many different venues. Her latest appearance was at T-Fest (Thurrock-Fest), which was held […]

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