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How the global boom of African music is resonating with electronic artists in the diaspora

It’s an exciting time to be both a new and old fan of African music, but how does it feel for African artists raised and working in the diaspora? As producers and consumers, these artists have a unique vantage point on this cultural shift. Jessica Kariisa speaks to Nazar, Hagan, Juba and Chief Boima and asks: what does music from “back home” mean today?

In the early 2000s, there was a small, unassuming stall on the second floor balcony of Kampala’s Bugolobi market. Stocked with computers, scanners and other...

Amaarae shares video for new single, ‘SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY Remix’: Watch

Amaarae has shared the video to a new remix of 'SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY'. Check it out below. 


The Ghanaian artist originally teamed up with Colombian-American...

"We can save our nation and continent with our ART," he said

Burna Boy has announced his hopes to host his own version of Live Aid.

The Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter, born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu...

Street-hop is a sound from Lagos, Nigeria that mutates as it moves between different neighbourhoods; creating new beats, themes and dance crazes as it goes...

Lagos is a city that never sleeps. Home to roughly 15 million people, the coastal megacity and economic capital of Nigeria is always on the go...

He was initially awarded a $6 billion contract to build a city in Senegal last year

 Akon has announced plans to build a second city.

In 2018, Sengalese-American artist Akon revealed he was working with the Sengalese government to build a...

32° East are attempting to raise $200,000 in 32 days

Kampire and Darlyne have launched a fundraising team for a new arts space in Kampala.

Electronic artists Kampire and Darlyne, who are key players in...

“The ultimate destination for African Dance and Electronic music”

A platform for African dance and electronic music has been launched by Apple Music.

The new platform, which has been named Isgubhu — the Zulu...

Across Africa, a new generation of rappers is emerging. Drawing on the explosion of UK drill and contemporary hip-hop sonics, and creating new flows and...

From hip-hop and house, to techno and jungle, and more recent genres like grime and drill, Africa is the wellspring from which all contemporary Black...

The 2020 edition of the festival will take place online

Nyege Nyege festival has announced plans for a digital festival in September.

Usually taking place against the backdrop of the shores on Nile Discovery Beach...

The Angolan producer and MC's first for the imprint since 2015

Príncipe will release a new EP from DJ Firmeza, ‘Ardeu’.

The first track to be unveiled from the Angolan producer and MC's package is 'Intenso'...

Slikback, Duke & MCZO, Josey Rebelle and many more will play the Ugandan festival in September

Ugandan arts collective and record label Nyege Nyege has shared the full line-up for the 5th edition of its festival.

Set to take place at...

From: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of CongoFor Fans Of: DJ Marfox, Ibibio Sound Machine, The Mauskovic Dance BandThree Tunes: ‘Azo Toke’, ‘Malembe’, ‘Tokoliana’

WORDS: Katie Thomas

“We're like a bomb made out of different materials, ready to explode at every show.” Hailing from Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of the...

Dancehall stuff featuring Mr. Eazi and Raye... 

Major Lazer have dropped a video for their new track, ‘Tied Up’. 

The clip arrived this week and is the second to accompany a tune...