Musicians established themselves in the US, where they continued to practice their cultural life, which flourished.
In his music, he positions himself within the people’s struggles and identifies with them.
The album doesn’t live up to the hype - but features some decent collaborations.
The annual South African Amapiano Awards will be held on 2 April, a tribute to the growing stature of the dance music genre.
If you ever found yourself in the same room with Gloria Bosman, you were in for a lesson of a lifetime.
Her passing shocked the nation and drew praise for her unique vocal powers and musical mentorship.
People’s Democratic Party candidate Atiku Abubakar released a choreographed video to Davido’s Stand Strong, which references devotion. It’s his sixth time standing for president.
His band Zangalewa satirised Cameroon’s military from within - and helped create the football World Cup hit Waka Waka.
A cold-blooded shooting is a common trope in gangsta rap - but a disturbing new development in South African hip-hop.
Dhamaal music and dance reveals a rich and complex mixing of cultures that is shaped by history.
Kidjo has a remarkable cultural vision that spans the globe but stays true to her roots.
The queen of Xhosa music has passed away. She reinvigorated ancient Xhosa cultural traditions through performance and teaching.
New survey shows poor earnings from music streaming made worse by the digital divide and a lack of policy.
The album Mr. Money With The Vibe, with its amapiano influences, is just 30 minutes long but it speaks volumes about Asake’s talents.
The ritual site becomes a communal classroom where songs and dances teach history, impart values and preserve cultural identity.
The four-day, non-stop dance party has been banned and unbanned twice in four years.
Nigerian popular music - Afrobeats - is storming the world’s stages. But it’s just the latest stage in a vibrant century of recorded music in the country.
The jazz star says he wants his piano to speak in his isiZulu language, and that his music is born from spiritual concerns.
The Afrobeat star used music to promote and preserve his Yoruba culture - while entertaining diverse global influences.
Gomis was the last surviving founder of Orchestra Baobab, Senegal’s most famous band.