Tag Archives: Zambia

Instruments for Africa hits right note

Receiving a guitar with no strings attached sounds like the setup for a bad joke, but for schools in a country in Africa, it was a dream come true. When Ottawa (Canada) guitarist and music teacher Todd Snelgrove visited the Republic of Zambia in May 2012, he was shocked to find that Linda School, a […]

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Africa’s musical greats gather for Channel O awards

From P-Square to AKA, the 10th Channel O Africa Music Video Awards featured and honoured some of the continent’s most influential musicians. Some of Africa’s greatest musical talent gathered at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, on Saturday for one of the continent’s renowned music awards ceremonies, the Channel O Africa Music Video awards. Artists […]

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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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VIDEO ALERT: PilAto ft Sam Kuli – Twakonka Ukuwina

Controversial Zambian artist PilAto (@pilatoyaku) has released yet another insane video. The video is for the song Twakonka Ukuwina which features Sam Kuli. What occurs in the video is between predictable and outright insanity. The song, which is called Twakonka Ukuwina, is a fusion of Southern and Central African of Afrobeats and that makes both […]

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Mokoomba: Zimbabwe’s new sound (Coming to WOMAD)

The country’s music scene was decimated by Aids, but now fusion band Mokoomba have won a best newcomer world music gong. Is this the beginning of a renaissance? By Robin Denselow Abundance Mutovi was just 14 when he began playing with the other members of Mokoomba. It was in 2002, when they were at school together […]

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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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Check Out Zone Fam’s “Shaka Zulu On Em”

Last week, we heralded DJ Don X’s “This is the Freestyle” and attempted to draw your attention to some of the coolest African born rappers (living outside of Africa), with tunes that are happening right now. This week we have decided to take you straight to the golden continent, in the country of Zambia, so […]

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ONE8 Album Out In March

Eight African musical superstars have joined forces, on a mission to share their continent’s music with a global audience. They have formed a pan-African supergroup, called ONE8, which has been tipped as one to watch this year by U.S.-based Billboard magazine — the music industry’s bible on what’s hot and what’s not. The group is […]

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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 UK Zambians Excellence Awards Night Tonight

Outstanding Zambian personalities living in the UK are getting honoured with special excellence awards tonight. The UKZambians awards for excellence event is being held at the Zambian High Commissioner in London. Among the nominees is current Miss Southern Africa UK, Fernanda Kanyendo. The gorgeous young model has been nominated in the “Young Achievers” category and […]

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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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Zambian teen wins Beffta young achievers award

A Zambian young actor, Olutunji Ebun-cole, has emerged as winner of the BEFFTA Young Achiever Award in the BEFFTA Special Awards Category. Olutunji (famously called Tunji) beat seven other contenders aged between 13 and 28, to win the prestigious Award. Tunji, whose mother is Zambian and his father Nigerian, is at 13 years of age […]

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