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UK Army Music Corps on Africa Mission

A seven-strong team from the Corps of Army Music 
(CAMUS) visited East Africa to train with their counterparts in the Ugandan People’s 
Defence Force. The team, led by The Band of King’s Division, who are based at Weeton Barracks, near Singleton (Lancashire, UK), were asked to work with the musicians from the UPDF Band as […]

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Uganda Christina Matovu Sails Through to the Knock Out Stages of The Voice UK

Ugandan-British soul singer Christina Matovu walked off the ‘The Voice UK’ stage with a feeling of pride after battling it out with Jade Hewitt on tonight’s show. “Oh my God, that was crazy” were the remarks that came from Christina as she walked out of the studio. This is after she had wowed the judges […]

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African Dream: Uganda Fashion Label Owners Give Advice – BBC

African Dream: Meet the three women behind a Ugandan fashion label Definition Africa is a Ugandan fashion label founded by Nadia Bhegani, Olga Mugyenyi and Nahida Bhegani, which tries to source all of its raw materials on the continent. As part of the latest series of African Dream, they shared their experiences of being part […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Stecia Mayanja – Kawompo

She is from Kampala, Uganda and not popular for her striking figure (ehhh ehhh!!) but for her lovely voice and her music. She has caused us to go back in time and select one of her hits, “Kawompo” for our Ret-RAW Saturdays article. We are not sure what the message in the song is all […]

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Ugandan ‘Revenge Porn’ Victim & Musician Desire Luzinda Could Be Arrested

So-called revenge porn – the publication of nude pictures of an individual without their consent – has become a global issue over the past few years. In Uganda, naked photos of the musician Desire Luzinda have gone viral on social media networks, and have been published in newspapers. Her ex-boyfriend is alleged to have posted […]

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Airtel & Akon Reveal Mobile Music Competition

Airtel Africa has partnered with Trace Music Star and global recording icon Akon to roll out a mobile music competition in Africa. Dubbed Airtel Trace Music Star, the competition will take place in 13 countries in francophone and anglophone Africa where Airtel has a presence. These countries include: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Madagascar, Malawi, Nigeria, […]

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Jamaican-British Artist Brina Looks to AFRICA

UNITED Kingdom-based reggae singer Brina is looking to Africa with the release of her EP, Reggae Sauti Za Kiswahili. Recorded in Swahili language, the five-track set is co-produced by Kieran Murray and the singer, and was released on September 8. “I want to bring Jamaican reggae back to Africa with an African language,” she told […]

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For Jazz-infused Soul Singer Somi, the Call of Lagos, Nigeria,…

Jazz singer Somi’s career is infused with the spirit of Africa. For jazz-infused soul singer Somi, the call of Lagos, Nigeria, wasn’t ancestral or political. As the daughter of East African immigrant parents from Rwanda and Uganda, she has spent a good deal of time on the continent exploring her hybrid identity. But the 18-month […]

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CR to host African music group

On Tuesday, Sept 16, the African American Museum of Iowa will host the African music group Kinobe & the Wamu Spirit.Kinobe and the Wamu Spirit present a short performance and discussion at African American Museum of Iowa. Ugandan native Herbert Kinobe and his fellow band mates are in town for Landfall, performing at the five-day festival […]

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My Song: [Ugandan-European] Jaqee on ‘Hero’

Ugandan singer Jaqee learned at a young age that her voice was her strongest weapon in getting heard in the patriarchal culture that surrounded her. Later when she applied her voice to music, she realised that she could also use her voice to share opinions and ideas with the rest of the world. In this […]

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Uganda’s Great Talent Joel Sebunjo On Coke Studio Africa This Week

CokeStudio Africa (www.cokestudioafrica.com) is a music television series produced by the Coca-Cola Company featuring live studio-recorded music performances by well-established African artists. It brings together artists from different genres, eras and regions to create a modern and authentic sound through musical fusion. The purpose of Coke Studio is to reinvent the way music can capture the spirit of a […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Amaru – Make It Better|@Amaru256 Repping Uganda

She has that soulful/jazzy voice and she hails all the way from Uganda. She is based in New York City, NY, USA and her name is Amaru. “Make It Better” is her latest release, and indeed, the song will make you feel better with it’s sweet melodies and soothing acoustic guitar sound. The African-ness in […]

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