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Broadway Show Blends Circus Acts, African Performing Arts

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — “Circus Der Sinne” mixes modern circus acts with traditional African dance and music. The show is running on Broadway through Jan. 5. “Mother Africa is basically bringing Africa to New York,” one of the show’s stars, Theresa Makaita Muteta, told CBS 2′s Jessica Schneider in an interview Sunday morning. “We have […]

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A Continental Feast for the Eyes and the Ears

‘Mother Africa’ Is Dance, Music and the Circus All in One Imagine attending a circus, a dance performance and a world music concert, all in one day. It would be exhausting, not to mention mind-boggling to schedule. But now this feat can be accomplished in a single location in about 100 minutes: It’s called “Mother […]

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Tanzania Shows Fuse ODG Some Love, While He’s Still Basking in 3 MOBO Nomination Glory

The London born Ghanaian son Fuse ODG passed though Tanzania to spread his TINA (This Is New Africa) message. It is understood that 90000 fans came out to check out the young African king. From the pictures Fuse posted on his facebook profile, we can only conclude that it was mayhem. The Azonto master certainly […]

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Ngoma Africa Band Takes Over European Fans By Storm Again!

One of the most sought after and successful bands Ngoma Africa (Golden Voice of East Africa) also commonly known as FFU(Field Force Unit)or “Anunnaki Alien” and based in Germany, they have been nominated and awarded “Best African band” 2013 after thrilling over 100,000 fans at International African festival Tubingen 2013,in Germany. The Ngoma Africa band, […]

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Let’s Dance: Mokoomba Takes Tonga Music to the World Stage

Drawing heavily on their cultural Tonga roots, Mokoomba’s infectious rhythms, dancehall styles and soulful high notes are getting audiences on their feet. Charlton Park, UK: Characterised by the lush backdrop of their Victoria Falls homeland, one of Zimbabwe’s most exciting new musical groups is now officially an international act. Mokoomba had the whole crowd rocking […]

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Chiwoniso Maraire Obituary: Guardian UK

Zimbabwean singer, songwriter and master of the mbira, a thumb piano traditionally used by male musicians The Zimbabwean musician Chiwoniso Maraire, better known as Chiwoniso or simply Chi, has died of suspected pneumonia aged 37. Chiwoniso was a singer and songwriter, and one of the country’s best-known exponents of the mbira, the traditional thumb piano, […]

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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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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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ONE8, Billboard’s Choice for 2011 Best Bets

The first all-African and ground-breaking super group, airtel One8, has received an influential endorsement from the music industry’s authoritative publication – Billboard International – as a talented act that is poised for international success. The international publication which is renowned worldwide as the music industry’s premier news source, delivering insight and analysis on the industry, […]

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It’s MAMAs Night Tonight

The show is on at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos tonight. More A-List artists have since been added to the list of tonight’s performers and hosts. According to PM News Nigeria, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of MTV Networks Africa announced that US female rapper, Eve will be hosting the […]

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ONE8, Preparing To Take Over

The wheels are well in motion for Africa’s newly formed super-group, ONE8. The group’s members jetted into Chicago over a week ago and have already started putting a song together. The group, which comprises of 8 acts from 8 different African countries will be recording in the home town of the U.S. president with a […]

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