Music

The latest releases from Africa’s rising talent and other industry news.

Mbale Schools Band In Uganda

Music has the power to entertain, to heal and to empower. All of this is embodied in Mbale Schools Band in Uganda, which is a music-orientated project under the charity U Give 2 Uganda that supports children in the East African nation with education and health. The project is designed to find international sponsors who …

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They’re SO Hot Right Now – Young African Artists You Need to Know!

Africa’s art landscape is packed with tremendously talented artists who are gaining prominence locally and abroad. From Ghana to Kenya, Mozambique to Egypt, there’s a generation of painters, sculptors, photographers, and installation artists whose work will astound you. Don’t just take our word for it – check it out yourself. Eddy Ilunga – Democratic Republic …

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Why The Fuss About Nicki Minaj in Angola?

American rapper Nicki Minaj performed for a company partially owned by the family of Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Human rights groups had urged Minaj to cancel the show in Angola, with accusations against dos Santos for exploiting the country’s diamond and oil wealth to amass illegitimate fortune while maintaining control over all branches of the …

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Pretty Yende

African Superstar Pretty Yende Steals the Show at New York’s Metropolitan Opera

Pretty Yende, a 27 year old soprano from South Africa, who has been causing stirs in operatic circles from Europe to Australia, landed on the grandest stage of her life, at the epicenter of opera aficionados: she debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City this week. She achieved many milestones on her ascent …

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