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NEW VOICES! Nigerian Singer Monica Ogah Releases New EP “Different” | LISTEN to New Single “Tremble”!


 
Nigerian Songstress Monica Ogah Releases New EP “Different”
 
Award-winning Nigerian Artist and former project fame season4 winner, MONICA OGAH has released her first body of work EP of the year “DIFFERENT.”

Nigerian Afrobeats Singer Waconzy Releases New Single “Marry You” | WATCH NEW VIDEO!


 
Nigerian Afrobeats Musician Waconzy Releases Visuals For His Latest 2021 African Pop Song Titled ‘MARRY YOU’
 
NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Legendary Nigerian afrobeats singer/songwriter Waconzy known by his evergreen song “I celebrate” delivers a 2021 youtube music video full of good vibes and good food for his latest pop wedding song titled “MARRY YOU.”

National Museum of African American Music Announces New Grand Opening Date | Delayed Until Fall 2020


 
National Museum Of African American Music Announces Grand Opening Date Of September 3, 2020 – Advance Tickets Now Available!
 
First multi-genre Black music museum scheduled to open early September in ‘Music City’
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After more than 20 years in development, the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is ready to open its doors to music lovers of all ages.

Little Steven Announces Remastered Vinyl Edition Of Landmark Protest Album, ‘Sun City’ | Coming March 13th, 2020


 
Little Steven Marks 30th Anniversary Of Nelson Mandela’s Historic Release From Prison By Announcing Remastered Vinyl Edition Of Landmark Protest Album, ‘Sun City’, Ahead Of Its 35th Anniversary This Year
 
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Little Steven, aka Steven Van Zandt, is commemorating today’s 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s historic release from a South African prison after 27 years in captivity…

South African Pianist Nduduzo Makhathini Releases Debut Album “Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds” in 2020 | LISTEN to New Single!


 
INTRODUCING
NDUDUZO MAKHATHINI
 
VISIONARY SOUTH AFRICAN PIANIST & COMPOSER
TO RELEASE HIS BLUE NOTE DEBUT IN 2020
 
The visionary South African pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini is set to release his Blue Note Records debut Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds in 2020. Makhathini has released the album’s lead track “Yehlisan’uMoya” (Spirit Come Down)…

LISTEN TO NEW MUSIC! Jamaican Singer/Songwriter Queen Ifrica to Release New Album “Climb” on March 3rd, 2017


 
Today (1.13), the Reggae Songstress Drops the Album’s First Single
“Trueversation” feat. Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
 
The Jamaican award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist Queen Ifrica calls for global change on her third studio album Climb, available March 3, 2017 via VP Records. Queen Ifrica will debut new material from the album tomorrow (1.14) at Jamaica’s annual Rebel Salute festival.
 

WATCH NEW VIDEO! Jennifer Saran & Special Guests Release New Single “Wake Up”

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Jennifer Saran, Carlos Santana, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, And Narada Michael Walden’s Inspiring World Peace Anthem “Wake Up” – Watch Now
 
“Wake Up” Available on iTunes on Nov. 11
 
All Proceeds from Sale of New Track to Benefit the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation
 
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Alt-pop/adult contemporary singer-songwriter Jennifer Saran has teamed up with South African Grammy-winning male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Grammy and Emmy-winning producer, drummer, singer and songwriter Narada Michael Walden (Producer/Co-writer), known for his work with Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Mariah Carey, to create her newest single, “Wake Up.” The song releases Friday, November 11. Making a special guest appearance on the track is Grammy-winner and legend Carlos Santana (Featured Guitarist), whose guitar licks generate inspiring vibes.
 

Somi Releases New Music Video for Single “Brown Round Things”

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SOMI Debuts Music Video for “Brown Round Things,”
From Critically Acclaimed Album The Lagos Music Salon
 
Video Filmed on Location in Lagos’ Red Light District
 

 
About “Brown Round Things”
 
“The song was inspired by my reflection on the humanity of Africa’s sex workers. Like most cities in the world, I would see these women on the streets in Lagos at night and wonder how they got there.

SOMI Breaks Ground with Release of CD “The Lagos Music Salon” on Aug. 5th, 2014

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SOMI Breaks New Ground on Her Major Label Debut
The Lagos Music Salon
Available August 5 on OKeh Records
 
New African Jazz and Soul Inspired
by a Journey to Lagos, Nigeria
 
Featuring Guest Artists Common and Angelique Kidjo
 
Few contemporary albums bare as particular a narrative as The Lagos Music Salon. The new album by the superb chanteuse Somi, finds her breaking new ground with a hybrid style of music that organically integrates the essence of jazz and soul with the musical depth of her African heritage.