Sunday 21 January 2018
(BBC News Africa 04/03/13)
Grammy Nominated rapper Snoop Lion formerly known as Snoop Dogg is set to perform at the MTV All Stars Concert in May 2013. Joining him on the stage is none other than Kenya’s very own urban hip-hop group, Camp Mulla. The fast rising Camp Mulla group has shared the stage with top celebrities over the past year and this show will provide yet another major platform for them. The much anticipated show will feature top continental artists with 2Face, Ice Prince and Davido having signed up for the event. A number of shows have been set across Africa ahead of the main show and Kenya is no exception. A launch concert is to be held at the Tree House, Nairobi...
(The Nation 04/02/13)
Jaco Jana, the new Nyimbo Music Company sign-up has stormed the music scene with an undertaking; he will sing about everyday life and bring hope to the hopeless. According to his yet to be released 12 track album, Waiting for Someday, the 23-year-old musician tackles the struggles of people keeping on waiting for a better day. To be unveiled this month, the title track of the album talks of four people waiting for a day when their struggles will come to an end. Not that the day is going to come any sooner but that people should just anticipate that day because sooner or later, a day is going to come when dreams are going to turn into reality and...
(UKzambians 03/28/13)
Kristie Mikus, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Country Coordinator in Zambia, recently noted that work already accomplished through U.S. government sponsored HIV programs has paved the way for broader women’s health gains in Zambia. Before PEPFAR, fewer than 3,500 people were on antiretroviral therapy (ART). Now, nearly 500,000 Zambians living with HIV are receiving ART. PEPFAR contributions in Zambia also include the training of healthcare workers, laboratory improvement, supply chain strengthening to increase the availability of essential medicines, and enhanced monitoring and evaluation activities to increase quality of services throughout the country. Taking part in a panel discussion on “U.S. Policy Priorities for Women’s Global Health in the Obama Second Term” at the Center for Strategic and...
(Libya Herald 03/20/13)
After the phenomenal success of their first concert in November, the Italian Cultural Institute organised yet another successful evening of Libyan and Italian music. The World Music Concert 6+6 featured a fusion of traditional Libyan instruments as well as Italian performers from the island of Sardinia. The unusual sounds of traditional Sardinian music met Libya’s musical heritage to reveal, once again, the common ground of Mediterranean musical culture that Italy and Libya share. The first part of the concert featured Abdul Razzag Al Fahd on the violin and Hisham Bakkay on the qanun, playing traditional Libyan music. Then they were joined by Majeid Aldehmani on the bass guitar, Mohammed Alghazal on percussion, Habib Altrabolsi playing the ney, and Shukri Khazam...
(News Day 03/18/13)
KING Tazvida, younger brother of the late popular and talented musician System Tazvida, has taken over Chazezesa Challengers, a band that was formed by his elder sibling. NewsDay attended the 25-year-old musician’s show in Nyabira, Darwendale, last weekend when he thrilled many fans after playing his late brother’s songs. King, who is currently staying at his brother’s Chitungwiza house together with the late musician’s widow Barbara, proved that he has what it takes to revive System’s music. System died on February 4 1999 and his younger brothers, the late Peter and Isaac, tried unsuccessfully to fit into his shoes. Isaac relocated to Mozambique in 2008 and since then there has been no heir to Tazvida’s fine smoko music. “Chazezesa Challengers...
(UKzambians 03/18/13)
Former President Rupiah Banda has arrived for questioning at the Drug Enforcement Commission Headquarters. Mr. Banda arrived in the company of his administrative assistant Mitakazo Wakumelo and several sympathizers at about 10:20 Hours. MMD and UPND cadres sang songs of solidarity of the former Head of State. Security is tight and the road leading to DEC offices has been sealed by armed police officers in riot gear. Mr. Banda’s lawyer Sakwiba Sikota was the first to arrive at 10 Hours while MMD senior officials among Brian Chituwo, Kenneth Chipungu, Chembe Nyangu, Maxwell Mwale and Geoffrey Lungwangwa were denied entry into DEC offices. And Mr. Sikota said President Michael Sata’s government is being vindictive by persecuting the former leader as part...
(BBC News Africa 03/08/13)
Nine years ago, without any experience in journalism, Tanzania's Emelda Mwamanga started her country's first lifestyle publication, Bang! magazine, which now also reaches audiences in neighbouring Uganda, Kenya and Zambia. She had returned home from South Africa shortly after completing a degree in Industrial, Organisational and Labour Studies at the University of Cape Town, and was working as a human resource officer for Coca Cola when she decided to publish her magazine on the side. Her starting capital was $3,000 (£2,000) that she had saved from her job and $6,000 she borrowed from a bank. "Since I was in university, I had this passion of magazines and I used to collect a lot of lifestyle magazines in South Africa. Back...
(UKzambians 03/07/13)
SENSATIONAL reggae artiste Maiko Zulu, formerly St. Michael, has with immediate effect resigned as president of the Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM). This is according to a statement he has posted on his facebook page. Zulu has however not stated the reason for his resignation after having been at the helm of the association for three years. The statement reads: “Please be informed that I have resigned my position as Zambia Association of Musicians President with immediate effect. I wish to thank all of you for your support during the 3 years I have served as leader of ZAM and I wish my successor and his/her team the best of luck”. Zulu was elected ZAM president during the ZAM extraordinary...
(Lusaka Times 03/07/13)
Nkana’s sponsors Mopani Copper Mines have installed CCTV cameras at Nkana Stadium following their U$450,000 upgrade of the venue to guard against vandals and hooliganism. Nkana chairman John Chiwele said they will use the CCTV to full effect especially against hooliganism during matchdays that has blighted the clubs image over the years. “It will probably take a few examples,” Chiwele said. “People don’t come to games to cause trouble. “Very few people come to games to cause confusion so it will probably take one or two examples and we intend to maintain discipline here.” Mopani has also installed a new perimeter fence including jump seats in the old VIP area that will now be the VVIP area. The old grandstand...
(New Era 03/05/13)
WINDHOEK - The group, Tonetic, return to Acoustic Friday tonight at the Franco-Namibia Cultureal Cnetre (FNCC)’s Terrace. This is exactly two years after featuring at its first edition in February 2011, Namibian singer/songwriter Steffen List aka TONETiC, returns to FNCC’s Acoustic Friday Concert to present his long awaited debut album, Tones of Red. The show starts at eight O’clock and tickets are N$30 each in advance and N$40 each at the doors. Strongly influenced by the intricacies of his country’s endless landscapes, powerful primal energies and its diverse people, TONETiC writes songs with a sensitive edge tracing emotional complexities, intensities of togetherness and separation, and the ever-questioning trials of man and animal. “I draw from very deep and personal, sometimes...
( 03/04/13)
Dar es Salaam. A section of the Malawian media has intensified a war of words on the Lake Nyasa border dispute, accusing Tanzania of manipulating and lobbying the international community to sway towards its favour. In a series of editorials and reportage a section of the media has also accused Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister Bernard Membe of contravening a mediation agreement by talking to the Tanzanian media on the dispute. The online Nyasa Times has been at the forefront. In a ‘special editorial’ published in its edition of last Thursday it called on Malawians to stand up to ‘defend Lake Malawi from Tanzanians’. Arguing for the respect of the Anglo-German Heligoland Treaty of 1890 that placed the lake...
( 03/04/13)
Dar es Salaam. A section of the Malawian media has intensified a war of words on the Lake Nyasa border dispute, accusing Tanzania of manipulating and lobbying the international community to sway towards its favour. In a series of editorials and reportage a section of the media has also accused Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister Bernard Membe of contravening a mediation agreement by talking to the Tanzanian media on the dispute. The online Nyasa Times has been at the forefront. In a ‘special editorial’ published in its edition of last Thursday it called on Malawians to stand up to ‘defend Lake Malawi from Tanzanians’. Arguing for the respect of the Anglo-German Heligoland Treaty of 1890 that placed the lake...
( 02/28/13)
The Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with the Musicians’ Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) is organising the first ever edition of Ghana Music Week festival dubbed; ‘Engaging Music as a catalyst for Unity and National Growth’ in Accra at the National Theatre from March 4 – 10, 2013. As part of the Ghana Music Week celebration, the Ministry and MUSIGA has indicated that, all radio and television stations including entertainment facilities in Ghana should endeavour to use Ghanaian music on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Among some of the dignitaries who will be part of the celebration include the Tourism minister, Elizabeth Ofosu Agyare and the Tourism Officer, Alphonse Kumaza. The main objectives of the Ghana Music Week (GMW) include: creating an...
( 02/28/13)
Essa Bah, a young Gambian writer residing in Banjul, has written a book but is seeking support to publish it. The book, entitled 'Mission of Fulfilment', highlights among other things the coming of Islam to The Gambia and how local chiefs ruled their people during the pre-colonial era. In a chart with Youth Forum yesterday, Bah said that ever since he was in high school at Amitage, he had fallen in love with writing. "After years of struggle this is going to be my first book and I need support to realise my dreams of becoming a great writer," he said. "When I was going to school, I never had the opportunity to read Gambian novels at school and I...
(A.P. 02/28/13)
An Accokeek native and Peace Corps volunteer is helping renovate and expand a local art center in Botswana. Shanta Adeeb has been living and working in Botswana since 2011. The art center, built in 1990, provides a studio space for local artists to create and display their work. Artwork made in the center has been featured in exhibits and publications around the world, according to Peace Corps representatives. The center is now in need of renovations to update infrastructure and provide the artists with more space, including a new craft shop, silk printing room and dark room. A portion of funds for the project will be raised through the Peace Corps Partnership Program, a program that supports Peace Corps volunteer...
(The Observer 02/27/13)
Set in beautifully manicured grounds of what was once a palace of a legendary king in the 17th century, is the Igongo cultural centre. This centre is a hub of the rich Ankole-Kikiga heritage in a modern-day setting. Located in Biharwe, 12km to Mbarara town, the centre boasts of a museum, restaurant and a book and crafts centre, dealing mainly in historical literature for the region. A country hotel is yet to be opened later this year to make the centre a one-stop point. Of all the above facilities, however, the main attraction is the museum (Eriijukiro) of South Western Uganda. I had to part with Shs 5,000 to get access to the museum. A gush of cool air welcomed...
(Google News 02/26/13)
As Sierra Leone’s music industry gains momentum locally and internationally several musicians are making frantic efforts to improve the industry and make the headlines. One such Musician making the headlines is Queen Terror with her debut album ‘Mama Salone’. The album is occupying the airwaves of most radio stations and seemingly gaining international recognition. It is the talk of town because it comprised of soothing melodies. It is against this backdrop that Teresa Kargbo aka Queen Terror on 23rd February, 2013 stormed the Ne Height Complex, Allen Town with fans, music lovers to launch this much anticipated eight tracks maiden Album titled ‘Mama Salone’. The Afro Gospel musician sings with a melodious voice in her didactic eight tracks (8) album...
(China.org 02/25/13)
A South African inspired-documentary 'Searching for Sugar Man' has scooped the award for Best Documentary Feature at the Oscar awards. The film, directed by a Swedish film-maker Malik Bendjelloul, tells the story of a Detroit-based musician Sixto Rodriguez, better known as Rodriguez, who disappeared after releasing an album in the early 70s. He was rumoured to have committed suicide after the records failed to sell until he was rediscovered in South Africa, according to Associated Press (AP). Two of his fans from South Africa, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman and Craig Bartholomew Strydom, decided to find the truth behind their musical hero's disappearance from the music scene. They discovered that the legendary icon was living and working as a construction worker in...
(Africa News 10/18/12)
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