Latest News for: African artists


Cara Stacey aims to preserve indigenous Southern African music

Independent online (SA) 19 Sep 2021
Local musician and musicologist Cara Stacey says she’s thrilled to receive the top honours at this year’s Standard Bank Young Artists (SBYA) Awards ... In addition to being a composer and performer, the Johannesburg-born artist holds a doctorate in African music ... “I love so many different artists ... “There are many classical artists who I adore.

D-Black fumes over the over-consumption of Nigerian music by Ghanaians

Ghana Web 19 Sep 2021
This situation DBlack believes needs to change if Ghanaians expect their artistes to compete with top artistes across the continent ... Go take a look at other African charts ... To D-Black, there is no justification for local fans to stream Nigerian and South African songs because Ghanaian artistes put in their best.

Rolling Stone magazine crowns Aretha Franklin's Respect the 'greatest song of all time'

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 19 Sep 2021
Rolling Stone's latest list of the "500 greatest songs of all time" reflects more than ever the work of women and people of colour with the top three all by African American artists singing songs of respect, revolution and rights ... .

Fun for the weekend

Independent online (SA) 18 Sep 2021
Also artists and crafters selling their merchandise and food stalls ... He will share the stage with South African artists and international artist Howard Hewett ... Collaborating with the African Arts Centre, it brings an array of visual arts, introducing new artists, and with well known artists from KZN and afar in an exciting new space.

‘Coming To America 3’: A more African involvement to promote Africa properly

Business Day Online 18 Sep 2021
She said this in reference to the film Coming (Two) America (the 2021 ‘American comedy film which serves as a sequel to the 1988 film Coming to America starring Eddie Murphy); which was showcase of some African cultural dresses (and attempt at culture and behavior) etc ... To be fare, they could have been using non African names.

Twitter trends in Ghana: Hunt for new Black Star Coach, SarkodiexGrammy and more

Joy Online 18 Sep 2021
Wizkid Becomes The First African Artiste To Win an MTV Video Music Award. wizkidayo has become the first African artist to win an MTV Video Music Award ... StatsWizkid in a Tweet congratulated the artist for the big win. Congratulations to @wizkidayo for becoming the first African act ...

Frode Gjerstad / Kent Carter / John Stevens: Detail - 90

All About Jazz 18 Sep 2021
The group Detail first played together in December 1981. After a short period when the Norwegian pianist Eiven One Pederson was a member, it stabilised as a trio comprising Norwegian saxophonist. Frode Gjerstad. saxophone, alto. b.1948. " data-original-title="" title="">Frode Gjerstad, South African bassist (and one-time Blue Note artist). Johnny Dyani.

The Portfolio: ‘neuf-3’ — a public art project in Saint-Denis, Paris

Mail Guardian South Africa 17 Sep 2021
Visual artists — such as African American Henry Ossawa Tanner, Nigerian Aina Onabulu, South Africans Ernest ... Despite this, many of the African artists who came to Paris then, and since, have gained recognition more easily elsewhere; the city’s institutions remained closed to them.

Erie Blues & Jazz Festival returns. Here's the lineup, artists set to perform at three-day event

Erie Times-News 17 Sep 2021
Get ready to dance, sing, swing and be awed by the regional, national and international artists scheduled to perform at the 29th Erie Blues & Jazz Festival ... Artistic director John Vanco said putting together this year's event had unique challenges, beyond moving back the date ... Artists at work ... Artists at Work (Middle of park).

Thanks to William Walker

The Athens Messenger 17 Sep 2021
... much we appreciated his Throwback Thursday remembrance of our African-American tonsorial artists.

How to protect your prized possessions as art theft rises in South Africa

Independent online (SA) 17 Sep 2021
These masterpieces by renowned South African artists including WH Coetzer, Ignatius Marx, Helene Kapp, Margaret Gradwell and Gerhard Smit were being transported from Sandton Auctioneers to Pretoria art dealer Ben Keogh when the robbery took place.

‘Ready to take on the world’: Ivory Coast singer-songwriter Fely Tchaco looks forward to debut ...

Albuquerque Journal 17 Sep 2021
Drawing from her own experience as well as folk wisdom, Ivory Coast singer-songwriter Fely Tchaco embodies the new generation of artists who remain attached to their African heritage while maintaining a modern outlook on the world. The San Francisco Bay Area-based artist will make her debut at Globalquerque! at 10.20 p.m.

Burna Boy asks questions in his banging new tune

Business Day Online 17 Sep 2021
One of the most successful African artistes on the continent and known for pushing the envelope on his sound, Burna Boy continues to achieve musical milestones, maintaining his position as one of Africa’s outstanding musicians who is sequentially shaping the new Africa sound.

U-Roy tops NACC World Chart

Jamaica Observer 17 Sep 2021
Among the more familiar names represented on the chart are African artiste Angelique Kidjo (at number three with Mother Nature), Pachyman (at number four with The Return of Pachyman) and Alborosie (at 12 with For the Culture) ... Youth, Santigold, and dancehall artiste Rygin King.

Central Africa reignites use of traditional instruments and sounds

Ghana Web 16 Sep 2021
Central African musical artists are now opting for a change through new musical sounds. A musical event was organized in Bangui recently by a famous Central African artist by the name Idylle MAMBA who is advocating for traditional musical instruments to transmit ancestral messages.