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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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K’Naan added to 2013 AMS Block Party lineup

The lineup for AMS Block Party has been completed by the return of Somali-Canadian rapper K’Naan to campus. K’Naan joins a lineup, announced Monday, that includes DJs Dillon Francis, Mord Fustang and My!Gay!Husband!, indie-folk band Good for Grapes and the eventual winner of the AMS’s Last Band Standing contest. “It’s always good to have him […]

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Face of Fashion4Africa

The Face of Fashion4Africa event is a fund-raising initiative which focuses on exposing the amazing potential that is within the modern African textile industries, culture, music and arts from all states of the continent. The event was launched on the first of May in London. The event in May was a showcase of designs and […]

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K’Naan In Somalia: Beacon Of Hope

News that a famine in the Horn of Africa is killing thousands of men, women and children has been met with a feeble response around the world, including Canada. It may be the inertia of summer, donor fatigue, the fragile economy, a dearth of media coverage of the worst drought in a generation – or […]

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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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Nas And Damian Marley, “Nah Mean” Video

In our eyes, these guys are honourary Africans and history needs to remember them as the two heroes who tried to bring Africa and African music to the limelight. Nas and Damian Marley have been touring for more than a year and performing at capacity crowd venues, promoting an album, “Distant Relatives” full of Afro-hiphop-dancehall-reggae […]

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Nas and Damian Marley – Land Of Promise

No-one works as hard as this pair. The video for Nas and Damian Marley’s “Land of Promise” dropped while they were grafting hard in the UK.”Land of Promise” is off Nas and Damian Marley’s collaborative album “Distant Relatives”. In the song, they serenade the cities and towns of Africa and ask the listeners to imagine […]

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Nas and Damian Marley Cruise Through UK

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and his ‘Distant Relatives’ mission partner, Nasir “Nas” Jones, cruised through the UK on a 3-day musical blitz, which covered cities, London, Glasgow and Manchester. Diasporaw.net made sure to catch them in full action. In London, Nas and Damian appeared at the world famous Wembley Arena and they were supported by […]

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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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K’Naan Takes AIDS Fight To Canadian Parliament

Rapper K’naan said Canada must “step up” to save lives in the developing world and MPs heeded his call Wednesday, passing an NDP private member’s bill that will make low-cost generic drugs more readily available to millions of people in Africa. MPs voted 172-111 on Wednesday to pass NDP MP Paul Dewar’s bill, also known […]

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Distant Relatives Tour Back in UK

They left fans calling for an encore when they were last here. That was in April of 2010. This year it is going to be bigger. Starting at the Wembley arena in London on 31 March, the to the 02 Academy in Glasgow, on 1 April and finally the Manchester Apollo on 2 April. The […]

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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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