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Tems bags Best New Artist honours at the Soul Train Awards

Independent online (SA) 01 Dec 2022
“Tems embodies the essence of R&B/Soul, and her recognition as the Best New Artist once again underscores her brilliance as well as the globalisation of African music. “We are excited about the emergence of African talent on the global stage ... Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin.

Riky Rick’s ‘Cotton Fest’ set to return to Joburg in 2023

Independent online (SA) 23 Nov 2022
South African talent across amapiano and hip hop will perform across three stages next year. “Merging both established and upcoming South African talent, ‘Cotton Fest’ will once again showcase the diversities in music, while fusing the gaps within the different local current movements,” the release read.

AFRIMA, CANEX WKND Announce All-Star Line Up for Closing Concert

This Day 19 Nov 2022
CANEX and AFRIMA are aligned as platforms with the mission to promote, develop, and celebrate African talent ... We are happy about the fact that this will also help further promote African talents to an international audience, and give them more access to career-lifting opportunities.

Creative Africa Nexus Weekend (CANEX WKND) & the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) Announce All ...

Business Ghana 16 Nov 2022
In addition to a high-profile fashion show, film screening and a range of live performances, CANEX WKND will close with a multi-artist concert that features some of the best talent from Africa and beyond ... CANEX and AFRIMA are aligned as platforms with the mission to promote, develop, and celebrate African talent.

20 African female musicians to perform at World Music Festival in Ghana

Joy Online 15 Nov 2022
The World Music Festival for Women will be staged in Ghana for the first time with 20 upcoming female artistes from the African continent billed to showcase their talent. The music festival scheduled to take place on November 16-20, 2022, would witness a series of musical performances from the 20 selected female musicians.

Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is happy to be touring again

The Philadelphia Tribune 12 Nov 2022
According to the group’s choir master, Shimmy Jiyane, “Our group was formed in order to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African gospel music ... the music “combines South African struggle songs sung by communities fighting the oppressive apartheid regime and the songs of America’s Civil Rights Movement.

Nurit Hirsh: Israel's beloved songwriter, making hits for over 60 years

The Jerusalem Post 12 Nov 2022
But liturgical tunes is only one part of Hirsh’s astonishing talent. Apart from hazzanut, she finds inspiration in African American music, the Bee Gees, rock, her “god” Umm Kulthum and Arabic rhythms and, of course, the Yemenite dance beat that runs through her milk-and-honey Land of Israel classics.

WATCH: Jimmy Nevis the first SA artist to launch a new song in the sky

Independent online (SA) 11 Nov 2022
Love was in the air, landing right at the heart of music fans on-board ... “As a proudly South African airline, we’re thrilled to be able to play a small part in supporting local musical talent, and wish Jimmy all the best with the release of this awesome new work,” said Kirby Gordon, Chief Marketing Officer at FlySafair.

Senegal to Host 8th All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), Tagged The Teranga Edition

Business Ghana 08 Nov 2022
AFRIMA has grown to become the only continental platform that aims to promote and disseminate musical works and immeasurable talent of African Musicians from both young and old generations ... In partnership with the African Union Commission, AFRIMA is the pinnacle of African music globally.

Lynx Entertainment, Kuami Eugene and EMPIRE sign strategic partnership agreement

Joy Online 03 Nov 2022
This new strategic partnership will see the 2020 Ghana Music ... Kuami Eugene’s deal emphasises the Ghana-based label’s trailblazing role in the African music industry since 2007.

Producer Gordon ‘Commissioner’ Williams hopes to take local art industry to new heights |02 November 2022

Nation 02 Nov 2022
Through the Lalabela Music Academy, he is working towards developing a production base on the African continent, and to discover new talents in doing so ... Having had the opportunity to listen to traditional music while here, he is particularly impressed and interested with the Unesco-recognised Moutya music.

Korshi T, AratheJay drop ‘Cool It Down’ off Crux Global’s compilation album

Joy Online 31 Oct 2022
Coming off the new wave of Ghanaian talents permeating the global music scene, African-owned digital distribution, PR, and brand management company, Crux Global held a music writing camp ahead of their debut compilation album dubbed ‘The Come Up’ some months back.

Best of the West music festival brings students together

The North Platte Telegraph 18 Oct 2022
Students from area schools participated Monday in the Best of the West Music Festival hosted by the North Platte Community College music department ... NPCC music instructor Kristin Simpson said the program started a few years ago ... The program provides a showcase for musically talented students from across the area, Simpson said.

A Day in the Life of… Muzi

Spin 14 Oct 2022
... and electronic music. On his fourth studio album, 2021’s Interblaktic, Muzi demonstrates a natural talent for writing engaging, theatrical music about the under-explored universe of intergalactic adventures and African space travel ... I don’t know how anyone ever Doubt African music.

LOOK: Big Zulu unveils grandma’s newly built home

Independent online (SA) 13 Oct 2022
Big Zulu is asking South Africans to help find this amazing talent so she can feature on the singer’s music video which will be a dedication to women and children during the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, which is held between the 25th of November to the 10th of December every year.

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