Tag Archives: Zambia

Q & A ALERT: Jazz Muso Somi is on a Mission to Educate America About African Music

The US-based Ugandan-Rwandese performer on why she enjoys performing in SA, her decision to record her upcoming album in the hustle and bustle of Lagos and her Miriam Makeba musical How were your performances in South Africa? I always love performing in South African because I feel understood, maybe because of your deep jazz legacy. […]

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Tanzania’s Mayunga Wins Airtel Trace Music Stars Africa Title

TANZANIA’S representative to the Airtel Trace Music Stars Africa competition, Nalimi Mayunga, has emerged winner. The final of the biggest pan-African music competition involving contestants from 13 African countries was held in Naivasha, Kenya. “I’m overwhelmed to see incredible talents displayed by all 13 contestants,” global recording icon and one of the event’s judges Akon […]

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Xenophobia: Zambian Radio Station Stops Playing South African Music

Lusaka – A radio station in Zambia on Friday black out the playing of South African music in protest against xenophobic attacks on immigrants currently taking place in that country. Asan Nyama, QFM Radio station Managing Director, said the move to black out South African music indefinitely starting at 06:00 hours on Friday. He explained […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Petersen & Shyman – Fendela Fenduze

It was in the late noughties when this single bursted onto the music scene. It is called “Fendela Fenduze” and was performed by Zambian artists Petersen Zegaze and Shyman Shaizo. It is one of those tunes which you can easily tell what the message is regardless of whether or not you knew the language they […]

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Namvula Review – half Scottish, half Zambian Newcomer is a True Original

The Forge, London Showcasing her new album, Namvula performed an adventurous and impressive set that blended African styles with jazz Namvula Rennie is a singer-songwriter whose attractively cool, unusual songs reflect her interesting history. Born in Zambia to a Zambian mother and Scottish father, she has lived in Switzerland, Kenya, the US and now London, […]

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Zoca dance classes bring Zambian music and moves to Washington D.C.

Zambia’s biggest export is copper. But Namaala Liebenthal would like to see the landlocked African nation become known for something even shinier: the faces of people joyfully busting a move. That’s why Liebenthal, the creator of Zoca — short for Zambia’s Own Caribbean and African dance fever — plans to turn her fitness program into […]

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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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2014 All Africa Music Awards: Davido, Mafikizolo Leads Nominee List

Davido will be flying Nigeria’s flag high at the 2014 All Africa Music Awards after leading the nominee list with 6 nods. South African duo Mafikizolo also managed to grab 6 nominations. P-Square, Don Jazzy, Tiwa Savage, Flavour, Burna Boy, Patoranking, Yemi Alade, Temi Dollface, Del B all also managed to grab nominations. Voting on the […]

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ANALYSIS: Are ‘Nico & Vinz’ Wrong?|@NicoandVinz

These guys have come like a hurricane in the year 2014. Their story has already been told via several media outlets and they are definitely not strangers to many. They are Nico & Vinz and they have made their mark with their unmistakable hit single “Am I Wrong”. The Norway based duo Nico “Nico” Sereba […]

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Five African Authors Battle for $17,000 Prize

listen to ‘Five African authors battle for $17,000 prize’ on Audioboo Tonight at a special ceremony in Oxford, the winner of the prestigious #Caine Prize for #African Writing will be announced. The winner takes home a prize of over 17,000 (seventeen thousand US dollars). The shortlisted authors are Diane Awerbak from South Africa, Efemia Chela, […]

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VIDEO ALERT: Kayo ft. TK – Twitter

“Everywhere I go go, like twitter she follow”, that is the punchline of the next summer banger by top Zambian stars, King Kayo and TK Siyandi. It is easy to love and get hooked on. Repping southern Africa, the artists show that it’s not all grim down south. They show that southern people like to […]

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Ret-RAW Saturdays: Rozalla Miller – Everybody is Free

this one will never grow old. A lot of people across the globe have at least one or more different versions of it and some may have wondered who is this young and promising musician and where is she from. The voice behind the song is that of Rozalla Miller also known simply as Rozalla, […]

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