Music In Africa Conference for Collaborations, Exchange and Showcases (ACCES) is a pan-African event for music industry players to exchange ideas, discover new talent and create business linkages. This year’s keynote speaker is Kenyan musician Eric Wainaina.
Depression has for a long time been referred to as a “white disease” even though close to one in six South Africans suffer from depression or anxiety.
Jabulani Tsambo, better known by his stage name Hip Hop Pantsula, shortened to HHP and his nickname Jabba, a veteran South African rapper has passed away at the age of 38. His death has sent shockwaves across the country, and tributes are pouring in.
Performance artist Serge Attukwei Clottey is best known for his work with the yellow plastic jerrycans that are typically used to collect and carry water. He calls this technique “Afrogallonism”. His performance installations are intended to highlight Ghana’s soaring levels of pollution and to draw attention to social injustice.
Once featured on many “top five greatest of all time” lists but now infamous rapper Kanye West says he is headed to Africa to finish his delayed upcoming album, ‘Yandhi’. Africans on Twitter made it clear that while he remains in the sunken place, his visit is far from being eagerly anticipated.
Music is an underutilised tool when it comes to steering curricula away from strictly Western and colonial models.
Cesaria Evora was a Cape Verdean singer and Grammy Award-winning artist known for singing the island’s little-known blues style, morna. She earned the nickname “Barefoot Diva”, based on her fondness for going without shoes while giving voice to the emotional chronicles of her country’s bitter history.
Social media has played a central role in attracting attention to the story of Bobi Wine across the world.
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.