Today marks ten years since South African legendary jazz musician Jabu Khanyile passed on. We pay tribute to this African jazz icon, and remember the legend through his music, which undoubtedly left an indelible mark.
Africa’s lost a musical genius, the legendary singer Miriam Makeba (Mama Africa) who passed away on this day in 2008. We remember this legend through her music, which undoubtedly left an indelible mark.
The Toyota Center arena in Houston, Texas, on October 22 had what was without doubt the largest gathering of Africans in its history, and we have One Africa Music Fest and impresario extraordinaire Paul Okoye to thank for that.
The annual Pearl Rhythm Festival was created in 2012 to highlight unique Ugandan music. Arthur Matsiko was there to capture the sights and sounds of the fifth edition of the festival at the National Theater in Kampala on September 29.
This hip-hop group bequeathed Kenya a unique and identifiable hip-hop soundscape, and their oeuvre remains the most studied by urban music archaeologists – but what has happened to them?
Multi award winning singer and actress Becca, is our esteemed Woman Crush this Wednesday.
The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2016 has been awarded to American songwriter, and singer Bob Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The award has caused a deep consternation amongst African social media users who feel seminal Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o deserved to win the Prize.
15 October marks the birth of legendary Nigerian musical genius Fela Kuti, born on the day in 1938. The doyenne of Afrobeat, Fela achieved greatness and his music certainly lives on. Kuti was a fierce human rights and political activist who dedicated his life to fighting inequality, injustice, and cultural imperialism through his music. As the Felabration festivities continue, we celebrate Fela’s legacy and look at some of his well-known and inspirational quotes.
In what is still a largely male-dominated industry, Tiwa Savage holds her own. With hit songs, well defined vocals, lucrative endorsement deals and energetic live performances, singer, songwriter, super hero Tiwa is our #WCW for today.