When you think of classical music, do you think of names such as Peter Sylvanus or Christian Onyeji? Nigerian classical pianist Echezonachukwu Nduka released his Extended Play (EP) record called Choreowaves, and it’s not Beethoven, Mozart or J.S. Bach he’s playing. Nduka plays the work of African composers.
A musical adaptation of the Kenyan-British children’s animation classic Tinga Tinga Tales, a show that educates children about African folk tales, will make history when it debuts on the Broadway stage in October 2018.
African superstar Wizkid not only became the first African musician to walk on a Dolce and Gabbana runway but he got to do it to his own music and alongside supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Popular Zambian musician Chama Fumba, known by his stage name Pilato, who had fled Zambia and sought the help of Amnesty International to obtain asylum in South Africa after speaking out on corruption in his country, returned only to be arrested at Lusaka airport
A greater synergy between academics and practitioners is needed to progress hip hop for it to be taken seriously as a core area for study.
The recently concluded week-long AfrikaBurn festival, an annual event for the past decade, has been described as one of Africa’s most unique, unusual and mind-blowing festivals – even when it lacks African influence and black participation
Explorations of form and sound in jazz are essentially political. They challenge the status quo in society by interrogating categories and barriers.
Boycotting academic, cultural and sports activities in Israel is an essential part, but total avoidance may not be the most useful political strategy.
Vusi Mahlasela, popularly called “The Voice of South Africa,” who was set to be conferred with a honorary doctorate by the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal for his contribution to society through his music could not receive his award this week due to illness. The university said it hopes the musician will be well enough to receive the degree at its spring graduation ceremony in September, 2018.