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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)'...

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...

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

The track sees the pair fuse Afrobeats with house and R&B

KG has teamed up with London-born, LA-based singer Taliwhoah on a new track, 'Mantra'.

The track is third to be unveiled from KG's forthcoming EP...

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...

Lyon-via-Bamako label, Blanc Manioc, readies a new compilation, ‘Nyamakalabeats#1’. Hear the rolling percussion of Bamako afrobeats producer Gaspa’s ‘tamani’ now

Established between Lyon, France and Bamako, Mali, the Blanc Manioc label has been making steady waves since launching in January this year. 

With six releases...

The two summer workshops take place later this month

Native Instruments (NI) will host two free workshop days in London later this month.

Powered by two of NI's expansion packs, Global Shake and Lockdown...

Selections: DJ Neptune

In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Nigeria’s DJ Neptune spotlights his recent favourite Afrobeats, Afropop and amapiano tracks

Lagos’ DJ Neptune has been at the forefront of Nigeria’s music scene for over a decade. The award winning artist rose to prominence as backing...

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...

Fusing the radiant percussion of Afrobeats, kuduro, gqom and amapiano with bass-heavy club sounds and acid, Juba lights up the Fresh Kicks mix series

“Dance is a big part of my expression as a DJ,” says Juba. “I dance behind the decks, and want people to dance very hard...

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...