Tag: African music

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Africa Top Success has just reported it to you that registrations for the edition 2015 for Kora, the greatest award evening for artists of Africa, are opened and continue until 15th July 2015. One of the innovations of this year is that the reward of the "Best African Artist of the Year" is increased to one million USD. All in all, 29 catego ...
The greatest award evening for artists of Africa and the Diaspora called Kora will take place on 13th December 2015 in Windhoek (Namibia). The steering committee of the event has just announced the opening of the registrations of artists that will continue until 15th July 2015. This year, prizes are divided in 7 categories among which 9 regi ...
The passion of the artist for Africa is known by all. The American star of Senegalese origin, Akon, on visit in Morocco, announces on the social networks, the shooting of a clip video in the historic city of Marrakesh. "To the attention on my dear Moroccans in Marrakesh, we are shooting my new video clip at 555 at 7 pm. Be there", posted the ...
The legend of the Senegalese music, Thione Seck is involved in a forged banknotes case since last 27th May. After a few days of police custody, he has just been transferred to the civil prison, the time to go further in investigations. The judge Samba Sall of the 2nd judge's chambers charged the Senegalese artist for "swindling and whitewash ...
After Dakar and Abidjan, the Belgian star of Rwandan origin, Stromae will land in Congo on 13thJune within the framework of his African tour started some month ago. The artist knows that he is going to meet a public crazy about him. Stromae is famous in Black Africa since the release of his title "Formidable" which revealed him in the tropics. H ...
  He is for Benin what DJ Arafat is for Ivory Coast. The icon of the Beninese new generation artists, Dibi Dobo has just made a breakthrough by realizing collaboration with the world star Angélique Kidjo. Entitled "Ekomole" the new sound has been played in a loop on radio stations of Cotonou since a few hours. The artist has also ann ...
After 10 year journey full circle, the KORA All-Africa Music Awards is back to Namibia for the edition 2015. It is a little known fact that the event is actually the joint brainchild of the Namibian President, Dr. Hage Geingob and Mr. Ernest Coovi Adjovi, at that time living in Namibia as Honorary Consul for Ivory Coast. Conceptualised by ...
The edition 2014 of RFI Discovery Award is launched. The registration for the competition that promotes musical talents of the African continent is in progress on line. As for the previous editions, the Prize-winner of the RFI Discovered Award benefited from 10 000 euros, a tour in Africa and a show in Paris. The winner of the edition 2015 o ...
After 10 year cooperation, the wonderful adventure between Warner Music France and Magic System still continues. The contract between the Record Company and the Ivorian mythical group was renewed last 11th March in Paris in a friendly atmosphere. A team of Warner Music France has been staying since a few days in Abidjan for the shooting o ...
"Music is a real communion and integration tool", declared the Chairman of the ECOWAS Commission, congratulating itself that "there is no barrier in music". Saying to be "deeply touched" by the initiative from the four boys of the Magic System group (A'Salfo, Tino, Goudé and Manadja), Désiré Kadré Ouédraogo indicated that "ECOWAS owes them f ...
Twenty (20) artists, 20 live shows, 3 big conferences, 10 projections of movies, stands, bars restaurants and VIP spaces, are the poster of the very first edition of the "Reggae city festival", a meeting taking place from 9th to 11th May 2015 in the Burkinabe capital. The festival which will take 3 days, will take place at the Jean Pierre Gu ...
Less known in Africa, the English producer, Chris Blackwell, is the founder of the Island Records Company, the establishment that has participated in the emergence of several international stars. Salif Keita, Baaba Maal, Angélique Kidjo, King Sunny Adé, Bob Marley, Third World, Burning Spear and many more passed through the stable of Englishman ...
The famous Moroccan musician, Majid Bekkas was recently awarded the Académie Charles-Cros Prize in Marseille. Creator of "L’Africain gnaoua blues", form of musical expression deriving from the spiritual music of trance Gnaoui, mixed with jazz and blues of African origins, the artist was rewarded for "Al Qantara", his last album in trio which in ...
Africa Top Success reported it that Abidjan will host from 9th to 12th April, the very first edition of Abi-Reggae, the international festival of Reggae music. The event will be sponsored by Bongo Pascaline Mferri Bongo, the elder sister of the president of the Republic of Gabon, Ali Bongo. The lady is crazy about reggae. The choice of the G ...
After the launch in Paris of the eighth edition of the Urban Musics Festival of Anoumabo (Femua), A’salfo (Salif Traoré), the vocal leader of the Magic System group and his staff did the same exercise last Friday in the Ivorian capital. Placed under the theme "Integration and reconciliation of peoples", the eighth edition of the urban musics ...
How can a simple "Not, thanks!" arouse so many threats and insults? That is the question arisen form the circle of acquaintances of the Cameroonian music star, Mani Bella. Invited to have dinner at a person whose name was not revealed a few hours ahead of her show, the author of the hits "Pala Pala" and "Face àface", declined the offer. A ...
The 15th edition of the Kundé d’or (Golden Kundé), the greatest award ceremony for the artist musicians in Burkina Faso, will take place on 24th April of this year in Ouagadougou. The artists Dez Altino, Sana Bob and Dicko Fils are nominated this year in the category of the Kundé d’or 2015. Among these three names, kindly note that Dez Altin ...
The Beninese authorities in charge of culture start an internationalization process of the music of the country. According to a source closer to the Beninese Ministry of Culture, Craft Industry, Illiteracy Elimination and Tourism, the first International Music Festival of Benin will be held before the end of the first half of the year 2015. ...
He is nicknamed the "Congolese Di Caprio" for his beauty, "The Marvel" for his indisputable talent or "The man with a unique swayed hips" for the frenzy he arouses on stage. We hint at the Congolese singer, Fally Ipupa. Well, the Cameroonian public will have this immense pleasure to see him on stage thanks to 4 live shows over 4 days between ...
The 23rd edition of the International jazz Festival of Saint-Louis will be held from 20th to 25th May 2015. Several innovations are listed in the program this year. In press conference on Monday, Mr. Ibrahima Diop chairman of the Saint-Louis Jazz Association indicated that Mamadou Diagna Ndiaye agreed to sponsor the edition 2015 of the festival ...
The French-speaking reggae star, Alpha Blondy gathered on Saturday thousands of fans at the Culture palace (Abidjan / Ivory Coast). The artist decided to offer to his public, a free show as tribute to the Elephants of Ivory Coast, winners of the 30th edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON 2015) competed in Equatorial Guinea. Neither th ...
It is difficult to summarize 45 years of African music in 30 songs … Nevertheless, the African All Stars compilation lets express all the beauty and the wealth of the African music through many kinds: afro beat, afro-jazz, afro-pop, funk, rock, pop … Representing the diversity and the eclecticism of the continent, the album includes monument ...
A horrible scene nearly happened on Thursday in the premises of the Ivorian Copyrights Office (BURIDA). An Ivorian artist tried to sacrifice himself by fire in front of its premises. Unsatisfied with his payment in terms of copyright, José du Bonheur decided to let it know to the BURIDA by the most horrible way: immolation. The author of ...
Often criticized for doing a much commercial and Europeanized music, the famous Ivorian group, Magic Sytsem, is back with "M’ninda", a new single extracted from their new album "Africainement Vôtre". The song draws back the story of a young graduate in perpetual search for job in order to meet the needs for his family. Just to say that it is ...
The female artist Toussa honored women by winning last Saturday in Dakar during the second edition of Top Awards, the best Mixtape trophy of the year 2014. The event was organized by DJ Lamay Sène's Bagn Lal label production. In front of professional artists whose talents are unequivocal (Dip Doundou Guis, Seven Shot, Profète and Ngaka Blin ...
What is going wrong in the Ivorian Coupé-décalé movement? After Jean-Jacques Kouamé alias JJK who recently announced his musical retirement to start business, it is the turn of Debordo Dj who wants "to do anything else". The artist feels "unloved, mistreated" in the showbiz since his famous chorus"elders, out! Didier Drogba, out!", a sentenc ...
Announced as his very first great live concert in Abidjan, the economic capital town Ivory Coast, the concert of last 1st March by the Ivorian singer, Serge Beynaud, was a big hit. According to the APA news agency, 7000 spectators attended the show in the gardens of the Culture Palace of Abidjan, the tickets being fixed at 5000 FCFA for the ...
After the phenomenal success of his first solo album, "Subliminal", with 650 000 copies sold thanks to his singles "J’me tire" and "Bella" or Zombie or Ca marche, Maître Gims is strongly back with a new opus baptized "Djuna Family". And kindly note that the French singer of Congolese origin, Gandhi Djuna alias Maître Gims, decided to gather ...
Born on 27th August 1941 and died on 17th December 2011, Cesária Évora stays an icon in the mind of the Cape Verdeans. As for proof, the world-famous Cape Verdean singer is just immortalized on the new bank notes of 2000 escudos in Cape Verde. Previously, her country where she was born paid her tribute with a series of three stamps issued ...
As reported by Africa Top Success, A'salfo (Salif Traoré), the vocal leader of the Magic System group proceeded last week to the official launching of the eighth edition of the of the Urban Music Festival of Anoumabo (Femua). The ceremony that took place in the office of the Unesco in Paris, was the opportunity for the Ivory Coast artist to rev ...
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