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His manager confirmed his death is not linked to the Coronavirus pandemic

Tony Allen, the legendary drummer widely regarded as a co-founder of Afrobeat, has died at the age of 79.

Allen's manager, Eric Trosset, confirmed the...

The first ever Official UK Afrobeats Chart will launch on Sunday

The UK's first official Afrobeats chart will launch this week.

Broadcasting on BBC Radio 1Xtra this Sunday (26th July), The Official UK Afrobeats Show will announce...

17 tracks of Afrobeat-inspired new music...

US dance titans Major Lazer have dropped a brand new mixtape stuffed with afrobeat-inspired party tunes.

17 tracks and 30 minutes long, 'Afrobeats (DJ mix)'...

Manchester's Pie Radio announces amapiano and Afrobeats event tour series

Manchester-based, youth-led radio station Pie Radio is organising an events series that will showcase a number of figures from across the amapiano and Afrobeats music...

The 11-hour event will take place at the BEC Arena

Manchester’s Pie Radio has announced an Afrobeats v Amapiano day party for summer.

After hosting an online Afrobeat v Amapiano clash during lockdown, independent, youth-led Manchester radio...

The first written chronicle of the world-beating genre, from social and cultural development to sonic and influences 

A new book charting the rise of Afrobeats is set to be published next month by Jacaranda Books. 

'A Quick Ting On: Afrobeats' is written...

The collaboration with Kranium and Kizz Daniel comes from their latest mixtape...

A fitting tribute to the late, great Afrobeat drummer who died last week

Gorillaz have shared a new track, ‘How Far?’, featuring Skepta and the late, great Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen.

The track has been shared in tribute...

The new London festival will host eight nighttime events

New South London festival Sunfall has announced the line-ups for its nighttime events.

Following its daytime programme at Brockwell Park, the festival will host eight...

Taken from her forthcoming Black Acre Records EP, 'Sensei II'

KG has shared a new single featuring South African star Toya Delazy. ‘Nzinga’ is taken from a forthcoming EP due to land next month. 

The...

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Point Blank hooked up with the London-based R&B sensation, Zion Foster, to explore the magic behind his Afrobeat anthem ‘POWER’ and talk about how he makes his...

'RR001' will be first up on the imprint...

Eclair Fifi has tapped up Afrodeutsche for a four-track EP on new imprint, River Rapid.

The DJ and producer, who featured on Marie Davidson's remix...

It opens with their new Tove Lo collaboration...

Major Lazer have released a new retrospective compilation marking their 10-year anniversary.

‘Major Lazer Essentials’ features all of their biggest hits opening with their brand...

The festival is set to take place in South London on 28th August 2021

A new festival celebrating Black culture from around the world will take place in London this summer. 

Yam Carnival will take place on Clapham Common...

‘The Now Now’ is going to be spectacular...

Gorillaz debuted four new tracks at Rock im Park festival in Nürnberg, Germany last weekend.

As reported in Consequences of Sound, Damon Albarn and...