Category: Music

Aminé | Ethiopian-American navigates complex worlds on his new album ‘Limbo’

By Jerad Walker  | OPBPortland

The Oregon native chats about going through a quarter-life crisis, his embrace of brutal honesty, Portland protests, and the influential Sunday morning soundtrack of his childhood.

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Sunny Ade | Remembering the feats of an African legend at 74

By Ghaniyah Olowoyo | Premium Times

Legendary Nigerian musician, Sunday Adegeye, popularly known as King Sunny Ade (KSA) has turned 74. With a meritorious music career that spans 53 years, his Juju music is characterised by the brilliant talking drum among other instruments, poetic lyrics and praise signs.

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Stonebwoy |Ghanaian star receives citation for Grammy nomination

By GhanaWeb

Ghanaian dancehall musician, Livingstone Etse Satekla, popularly known as Stonebwoy, has finally received the citation for his Grammy nomination.

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Felukah (فلوكا)| Egyptian rapper says “I was shocked that people were even listening to my music”

By Yasmin Reda| Cosmopolitan Middle East

Poet and rapper, Felukah (فلوكا) is an Egyptian-American upcoming rapper who, through her words and song, has reached many people’s hearts. She became a inspiration for many younger teenagers and became the rapper that many Egyptians needed.

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Kenya’s Christine Kamau to play American trumpet fest

By Lucy Ilado | Music In Africa

Trumpeter Christine Kamau will be the first East African to play the Festival of New Trumpet Music, which will be held online between 8 and 17 September. The 18th edition will “present lots of exciting new music by trumpeters from near and far. Live talks and a workshop will complement performances,” the organisers of the American festival said. 

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Davido Talks Elevating Nigerian Culture In America

The Afrobeats star opens up about furthering Nigeria’s global cultural impact and how the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement has personally impacted him

By JENNIFER VELEZ | | GRAMMY.com

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Richardine Bartee: A Woman on a mission to put African Music on world…

By Ayo Onikoyi | Vanguard

New York-based African-American music/lifestyle blogger of Liberian descent, Richardine Bartee for more than ten years since she founded her GRUNGECAKE blog site has been astute and committed to the affairs of emerging artistes. Not only in the Americas and Canada, but also Africa, a continent she has described as the future hub of music and emerging great talents.

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Sho Madjozi: South African Star Signs to Epic Records in USA

By SAPeople

Crowned “a new kind of global pop star” by The New York Times, award-winning South African rap disruptor Sho Madjozi has officially signed to Epic Records. She joins the label’s esteemed roster as the only South African act in North America.

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As Tanzania’s Diamond Platnumz gets 1 billion views, a look at Africa’s most popular YouTube Stars

Diamond Platnumz joins Africa’s biggest YouTube stars which include Senegalese-American rapper Akon, Malian-born singer Aya Nakamura, Morrocan Saad Lamjarred and Egyptian Hamo Bika. But Nigerian Trio of Davido, Burna Boy and Wizkid and catching up quickly.

By Lucy Fleming | BBC News

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