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Ethiopia: Activists force beer giant to backtrack over Teddy deal

Heineken Breweries, owner of the Bedele and Harar beer brands, has canceled its sponsorship contract with the renowned singer Tewodros Kassahun, a.k.a. Teddy Afro. The contract agreement was signed on ...

Source: The Reporter Ethiopia

Drummed by Mona in Drum Music (Ethiopia) 3 years


Noura Mint Seymali Makes Mauritanian Music International

On September 29th 2013, Noura Mint Seymali — a leading female vocalist and ardine player from Mauritania — came to VOA to record a session with me on Music Time ...

Source: VOA

Drummed by Jimmy in Drum Music (Mauritania) 3 years, 1 month


Nelson Mandela: How a UK pop song helped free icon

The anti-apartheid message was serious and heartfelt, but the song that alerted many around the world to the injustices of the South African regime could not have been more upbeat. ...

Source: CNN

Drummed by Coruja in Drum Music (South Africa) 3 years, 1 month


Trending: Eritrea's 'Bob Marley' moment?

A musician from tiny Eritrea has caused a stir on YouTube, with a protest song that appears to criticise the government of President Isaias Afewerki. Eritrea is the kind of ...

Source: BBC

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Music (Eritrea) 3 years, 1 month


Tunisian rapper Klay BBJ jailed for six months

Tunisian rapper Ahmed Ben Ahmed, known as Klay BBJ, has been sentenced to six months in jail for insulting the authorities in his songs. He lost his appeal after he ...

Source: BBC

Drummed by Carlo in Drum Music (Tunisia) 3 years, 3 months


Cloistered Ethiopian nun, 90, who spent her life in a convent is revealed to be a musical genius

A ninety-year-old Ethiopian nun has been hailed as a musical genius after a concert pianist stumbled across her scribbled scores and decided to showcase them to the world. Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam ...

Source: Daily Mail

Drummed by Luc in Drum Music (Ethiopia) 3 years, 5 months


WOMEX 2013 Professional Excellence Award

WOMEX is proud to announce the winner of the WOMEX 13 Professional Excellence Award: Festival au Désert. They will receive their Award on Sunday morning, 27 October 2013, at the ...

Source: WOMEX 13 the World Music Expo

Drummed by Ulla in Drum Music (Mali) 3 years, 5 months


Tributes pour in for Chiwoniso Maraire

TRIBUTES flooded in for Chiwoniso Maraire just hours after her death on Wednesday night. The mbira star is believed to have succumbed to a lung infection at the age of ...

Source: New Zimbabwe

Drummed by Lindy-Joy in Drum Music (Zimbabwe) 3 years, 5 months


VIDEO: Rebel campaign finds support in new song

Egyptian singers band together to produce 'Motamaredeen' ('Rebels'). The song was uploaded to YouTube on 28 June by a group of Egyptian vocalists aiming to support the anti-government ‘Rebel’ (tamarod) ...

Source: Ahram Online

Drummed by Rachel in Drum Music (Egypt) 3 years, 6 months


Hip Hop from Africa: HENCH

A new voice in Nigerian and African rap surfaces with vivacious rhythm and lyrical adventure. His name: HENCH! This young Nigerian rapper is currently countering the culture of musical monotony ...


Drummed by Afrikaanz in Drum Music (Nigeria) 3 years, 7 months

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