Sinkane New Album “Life & Livin’ it”

In new single “U’Huh”, Sinkane shares a much-needed dose of optimism, repeating the refrain “We’re all gonna be alright / Kulu shi tamaam,” with lyrics in Arabic, Ahmed’s native tongue. Sinkane will release a new studio album ‘Life & Livin’ It’ on February 10th, 2017 worldwide via City Slang. The New York-based project of multi-instrumentalist…

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Sudanese Supremes Reunite

The Nightingales were one of Sudan’s best loved girl bands. The three sisters, Amal, Hadia and Hayat Talsam, were known in their 1970s heyday as the “Sudanese Supremes” with their stylish bobs, matching dresses and soulful ballads. The Nightingales kept going until 1988, when they played their final concert in the capital Khartoum. Now, 45…

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Nomoreloss: Sudden Death That Triggers Shock Waves

The early Monday morning passage of talented Nigerian singer and songwriter, Olumuyiwa Osinuga, popularly known as ‘Nomoreloss’ has sent a shock wave across the Nigerian and African music industry. The seasoned music star was confirmed dead after battling an undisclosed ailment said to have started early this year. A short message from one of his…

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Youssou N’Dour Signs Up To New African Download Service

Africa’s first home-grown platform for legal music downloads has launched in Senegal with the aim of promoting artists from the continent, paying them properly, and fighting internet piracy. Internationally renowned musicians such as Youssou N’Dour and Baaba Maal are among almost 200 who have signed agreements with “MusikBi“, along with younger rappers, jazz artists and…

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Listen To “Djula Dance” By Rising Senegalese Producer Ibaaku

Senegalese producer Ibaaku’s “Djula Dance” is a prime example of Afrofuturism as it stands today: an eclectic, electronic opus to a fantasy alien attack. What started as an accompanying soundtrack to Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane’s 2015 show became Ibaaku’s debut album, Alien Cartoon. “When I started work on the Alien Cartoon fashion show…

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Music Is Our Weapon Africa Premiere: a Film by Taye Balogun

‘Music Is Our Weapon’ is a documentary film written and directed by Taye Balogun, chronicling the journey of Sarabi – a Kenyan based band. Sarabi, a Swahili word meaning ‘The Mirage”, is this one dynamic band echoing beyond East Africa. Notorious for its explosively energetic on stage performance, lately, this young band has garnered international…

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