Nigerian artist Olawale Ashimi popularly known as Brymo held an intimate session of his sixth album called Oso at Jazzhole, Lagos. The session was part of his album promotion. Brymo’s voice and style of music has earned him hard core fans around the globe.
Thomas Mapfumo says Zimdancehall artists need the Queen’s grammar book or else they will forever be stuck in the ghetto of the music world. But Stanely Mushava says, the Chimurenga guru might want to nuance his criticism of young dancehallers a bit.
South African jazz veteran Jonas Gwangwa has been getting recognition for the pivotal role he played in ‘singing down apartheid.’
Veteran Ethiopian jazz musician Mulatu Astatke continues to have an extraordinary mobility and exposure to a wide range of musical sounds.
Musicians in many African countries are in the vanguard of popular struggles, not only providing a symbolic soundtrack but marching on the frontlines and leading social movements.
Hugh Masekela’s journeys in exile shaped his music and politics. His journeys have reminded us that the itineraries of South African exiles — writers, journalists, performers, photographers, and political activists — have much to offer transnational histories of anti-apartheid resistance.
The Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York was a convening spot for all things Afrobeats on August 19 when thousands of African fans came together, for the latest iteration of One Africa Music Fest, put on by Paul Okoye and his tireless team.
10-time Grammy Award winner, multi-platinum selling American artist John Legend will be returning to South Africa with his highly anticipated Darkness and Light Global tour. Legend’s latest album Darkness and Light has been a global smash hit with top 10 singles “Love Me Now” and “Penthouse Floor” featuring Chance the Rapper.
The 3rd edition of the Nyege Nyege Festival is one not to miss this year with several acts lined up. The festival will offer the best contemporary African music and a unique fusion of international and African sounds You cannot be anywhere else but at the source of the Nile River in Jinja, Uganda between 1 and 3 September.