NewMusicAfrica – Dnizy x Dj Bucks, Boy Wonder,Bob Ezy, Orchestre Lipombe Jazz, OBT & More

Bob Ezy- “Pieces Of Love”
South African House Music act; Bob Ezy releases his first body of work ‘Pieces of Love’ featuring hit singles like; Close To You, Walk Away & Imisebenzi. Recently nominated for the South African Music Awards for Close To You in the Best Remix of the year category, this is a perfect timing for a celebration as the awards are taking place in Sun City, South Africa this weekend.

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NewMusicAfrica – Dreamteam, Drew Moyo & Bemyoda

Drew Moyo – “Vimbuza”
Norway based Malawian Dance/Electronic act; Drew Moyo teams up with Beating Heart; the World’s largest archive of Africa’s field recordings- on his new body of work ‘Vimbuza’.One of the tracks off ‘Chingoma’ which was sampled after an archival field recording is a favourite of the artist and he explains that ‘Chingoma’ is a drum played specifically by the Tonga people in a part of Malawi when they gather for the Spiritual ritual of the Vimbuza dance.

The proceeds from Vimbuza will be used to support the Women’s Legal Centre in Cape Town and Jo’burg and the AMP music school in Grahamstown where equipment will be donated and a Beating Heart remix module would be developed where students can learn how to remix music from the archive, learning about their heritage in the process.

Now that’s music for a cause!

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NewMusicAfrica – Kahn, Bemyoda, African Roots & Digital Sangoma

Bemyoda – “I Told You”
With his new album ‘Stark’ due on the 9th of June, Nigerian singer song writer  Bemyoda releases the first single off his forthcoming album ‘Stark’, the stunning piano-led rendition of ‘I Told You’. To many, Bemyoda bears striking musical similarities to Aloe Blacc, Asa and Bez.
Watch the video of ‘I Told You’ Here

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Bemyoda Joins the Africori family for world wide distribution

Music comes in many different shades and Bemyoda makes beautiful shades of music. Working with acts from various genres across the continent makes the cause of pushing African Music to the world even more wholesome.

On Signing with Africori –

“Nigerian singer/songwriter, Bemyoda has signed with Africori Music Group to license and distribute his forthcoming debut album, ‘Stark’, worldwide.

With offices in Johannesburg, Lagos and London, and representatives in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Ghana, Uganda and Rwanda, Africori is the leading digital music company for artists and labels in Africa. The company also operates the most established synch licensing platform in Africa.

‘Stark’ was recorded across 4 cities in Nigeria and USA: Abuja, Lagos, Cleveland and the world’s music capital, Nashville. It has been described as sublime, bold, and honest.”

On Strak the Album –

“As Nigeria battles for global stardom through the glistening, club-centric sounds of Afrobeats and hip hop, ‘Stark’ comes at an interesting time for the country’s canon, providing some much needed respite with its light-hearted pop sensibilities and somewhat nostalgic guitar riffs. Think Aloe Blacc meets Bez. With Bemyoda, we’re really excited about broadening the scope of what the international market expects from Nigeria” – Adam Tiran (Africori)

Bemyoda has released the first single I Told You accompanying it with visuals that many have described as a simple, sad and melancholic piece of art. ‘Stark’ is scheduled for release on June 9.

MI Abaga, Cassper Nyovest, Efya, Victoria Kimani and more take Africa to London

For the first time since inception, the ‘One Africa Music Festival‘ will be hosted in London.  This year; old and new lovers of Afrobeats, Afro Dance, High life, Bongo Flava and other genres of the African sound can look forward to performances from amazing acts across the continent including; one of Africa’s legendary Rappers; M.I Abaga, Ghana’s fiercest; Efya, Kenyan’s hottest talent; Victoria Kimani, and the man of the moment in Southern Africa;Cassper Nyovest. Other acts include Tiwa Savage, Awilo Logomba, Falz, Tekno, Alikiba, Olamide Phyno, Davido Eugy and the dymanic duo; PSquare.
Classic Man; Jidenna and Ghana’s hottest MC Sarkodie are to headline the concert.

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NewMusicAfrica – Cassper Nyovest, Kahn, Yung L, Shortstraw + New visuals from Navy Kenzo & Sean Tizzle

Shortstraw – “Our Simple Minds”
Off their 5th Studio album ‘Those Meddling Kids’, South African alternative indie band; Shortstraw release the latest single tagged ‘Our Simple Minds’ which is the 8th single off the Album. The Multi Award winning group of 5 are currently on their world tour winning more hearts and ears for their every evolving sound.

 

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Video Spotlight: East AFrica ft Navy Kenzo, Jux and Chess Ntusi.

Shot in Israel during the first leg of their #AIMWolrdTour, Tanzanian foremost duo and real life love birds; Navy Kenzo share the video for ‘Morning‘ a single off their debut album ‘AIM’ (Above Inna Minute). The Visuals are meant to give all single people out there relationship FOMO.

Enjoy and Share.

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NewMusicAfrica – Kahn, Jux, Eegun and Sdudla Noma100 ft Professor

Kahn – “The Muse”
Front man of The Parlotones ‘Kahn’, releases a new single he calls; ‘The Muse’. Following the success of ‘We Should All Be Divine‘ with fellow judge on ‘The Voice SA’ ; Karen Zoid, Kahn teams up with iTunes to offer an exclusive of the single to fans for a week before a full blown release on Friday the 5th of May.

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NewMusicAfrica – Dice Ailes, Apple Gule, Big Star and Chess Nthusi

Dice Ailes – “Ella”
Chocolate City’s Dice Ailes releases his latest single; ‘Ella’. After the success of ‘Miracle‘, hot shot and super skilled producer; CKay worked with Dice to create what has very quickly become a new fan favorite.  Sitting at over 600k views on YouTube since it’s release last week, the visuals to Ella is testament to the creativity of the entire team behind this cross border hit! Featured on iTunes’ African Hot Tracks playlist, Ella is a must listen!

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NewMusicAfrica – Cassper Nyovest, House Afrika, Chess Nthusi and OBT

Cassper Nyovest – “Thuto”
Since the release of Tito Mboweni in March, South African Hip Hop act-Cassper Nyovest has built up anticipation for his new body of work ‘Thuto’. Today he releases the 16 tracked album on Pre-Order.
Thuto is due for release world wide in May. But in the meantime?

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