Culture - Music
  • Brenda Fassie said "critical but stable" in hospital
    03 may 2004 15:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Top South African singer Brenda Fassie, hospitalised last week with a lung infection and a brain damage is in "critical but stable" condition, according to doctors at Johannesburg's Sunninghill Hospital. Full text...

  • Organisers slate Burkinabe Kundé music awards for Friday
    28 april 2004 21:41:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The golden Kundé music awards will take place here on Friday with international celebrities such as Ivorian singer Asalfo of the Magic System, Ricos Campos of Benin, Adja Soumaro of Mali, Jocelyn Labil and Sheila from France attending, the organisers indicated Wednesday. Full text...

  • Paris concert to fund Brazzaville orphanage
    28 april 2004 18:01:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Artiste Tanya Saint Val of Martinique will sponsor a 1 May concert organised by the association Esgrace- France to raise funds for the 'Mama Lucette' orphanage in Brazzaville, Congo, according to Lucette Combo, chair of the association. Full text...

  • Mozambican pop star to tour Reunion
    27 april 2004 14:14:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Wazimbo, one of the great singers of the famous Mozambican musical tune, Marrabenta, will perform for the first time in Reunion this week at the invitation of Port town, official sources told PANA here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Gamboa music festival for Cape Verde in May
    24 april 2004 10:01:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Musicians from Cape Verde, Brazil, Bissau-Guinea, Holland and Portugal are expected to participate in the 11th Gamboa festival scheduled for Praia 14-16 May, organisers announced here. Full text...

  • 8th Niger music festival in full swing
    20 april 2004 10:35:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The 8th edition of the Dan Gourmou Prize, Niger's biggest modern music festival is in full swing in Tahoua, 600 km east of Niamey, sources confirmed here Monday. Full text...

  • Cesaria Evora awarded platinum disc in France
    04 april 2004 20:31:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdian singer Cesaria Evora has received a platinum disc award after selling 300,000 copies of her latest music "Voz d'Amor" in France, sources close to the artist revealed here. Full text...

  • SABC launches search for musical talent
    03 april 2004 12:21:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has launched a musical talent search dubbed "The Voice of Choice". Full text...

  • Belgian expert rates Nomadic Music Festival a success
    10 february 2004 19:25:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The director of the International Festival "Women's Voice" has highly rated the Nomadic International Music Festival currently being held in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • WFP congratulates Cape Verde's Cesaria Avoria
    09 february 2004 18:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- World Food Programme has congratulated Cesaria Evora of Cape Verde for winning the prestigious Grammy Award for her 2003 album "Voz D'Amor", under the category of Best Contemporary World Music Album. Full text...

  • US supergroup to tour South Africa in April
    23 january 2004 10:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- US rockgroup Limp Bizkit will kick off its South African tour in Cape Town on 2 April before heading to Durban on 4 April and Johannesburg on 6 April. Full text...

  • American rock group returns to South Africa
    16 january 2004 08:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- American rock group the Counting Crows, will perform in four South African cities in March, the tour organisers said. Full text...

  • US rock band Counting Crows for South Africa again
    15 january 2004 20:23:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Popular American rock band the Counting Crows will perform in four South African cities kicking off their tour in Cape Town 17 March. Full text...

  • African music group in Bangui for concert
    31 december 2003 18:23:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- A Paris-based African music group "Canon Stars," comprising 11 musicians and three dancers, has arrived in Bangui for a concert beginning Wednesday at the Barthelemy Boganda stadium in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital. Full text...

  • Cape Verdean singer honoured for winning Kora Awards
    25 december 2003 13:12:00
    Praia- Cape Verde(PANA) -- For winning the Best African and West African Artist Kora Awards for 2003, Cape Verdean young singer Suzana Lubrano has been granted a diplomatic passport by her country. Full text...

  • Cotonou music fiesta kicks off
    19 december 2003 17:28:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The second edition of the music festival dubbed 'Ayidowhedo-Gangbe International' opened here Thursday at the initiative of the famous Gangbe Brass Brand, with some 20 musical groups attending the three-day event. Full text...

  • Salif Keita to attend Cotonou festival
    19 december 2003 16:16:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Malian superstar Salif Keita arrives in Cotonou Friday night to take part in the second edition of a music festival, Ayidowhedo-Gangbe, which kicked off Thursday night in Cotonou, the Beninese capital. Full text...

  • Cesaria Evora nominated for Grammy Awards
    09 december 2003 12:09:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdean female singer Cesaria Evora has been nominated for the fourth time for the US-based Grammy Music Awards in the Best Contemporary Album of World Music category, a source close to the singer told PANA in Praia. Full text...

  • Benin to hold first gospel music awards
    14 november 2003 10:18:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The awarding of the first Hosanna Trophies to the best gospel musicians will be made on 20 December at Cotonou's Palais de Congress, one of the organisers has said. Full text...

  • Charles Cros Academy honours Manu Dibango
    13 november 2003 20:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Famous Cameroonian singer Manu Dibango Thursday received the annual award of the Charles Cros Academy in Paris, which honours outstanding musicians. Full text...

  • International record fair opens in Yaounde
    10 november 2003 23:50:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The promotion of traditional musical instruments is one of the main themes of the second Yaounde international record fair (FIDY), which opened here Monday. Full text...

  • DR Congo musicians denied visas to Belgium
    15 october 2003 21:54:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Musical "Afrique en Classique," comprising Belgian and DR Congo musicians, has called off a planned tour of Belgium after the Belgian embassy in Kinshasa refused visas to the Congolese members of the group, official sources said Wednesday in Brussels. Full text...

  • Bamako prepares international percussion festival
    08 october 2003 21:16:00
    Bamako- Mali (Mali) -- About 20 troupes from Burkina Faso, Britain, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, France, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal will participate in a weeklong international percussion festival which opens in Bamako Friday. Full text...

  • US jazzman Hal Singer to open 'Madajazzcar' festival
    01 october 2003 19:28:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- US saxophonist Hal Singer will on Wednesday officially open Madagascar's 14th international jazz festival, "Madajazzcar," in Antananarivo, the country's capital. Full text...

  • Historic Guinean band to perform in Nouakchott
    27 september 2003 12:11:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Guinea's famous "Bembeya National Jazz band is scheduled to perform at the French Cultural Centre here Sunday evening, a source revealed Friday in the Mauritanian capital. Full text...

  • Top Cameroonian artist to release third album in Paris
    23 september 2003 23:39:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cameroonian bassist and singer Richard Bona will Tuesday release his third album, "Munia", on the French market, following "Scenes from my Life" and "Reverence", his first two albums which propelled him to fame as a leading figure in the music world. Full text...

  • Anxious Burkinabes await visiting African bands
    23 september 2003 20:36:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Two bands from West Africa, the famous Africando Orchestra and Magic System, are billed to perform live next weekend in Ouagadougou, Bobo Dioulasso and Ouahigouya, organisers said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rap group causes scandal in Reunion
    11 september 2003 14:01:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- A song titled "Magik Kabo" (Magic Penis) by a Reunion rap group, Future Crew, is causing an outcry in the local media. Full text...

  • Stakeholders consult on creation of music copyrights company
    03 september 2003 20:53:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroonian musicians began discussions Wednesday with Culture minister Leopold Ferdinand Oyono in a bid to overcome differences concerning a planned copyrights company. Full text...

  • Morocco hosts Desert Music Festival in September
    19 august 2003 14:03:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The first Desert Music Festival will be held in south-eastern Morocco from 18 to 21 September, with the participation of musicians from five African countries, organisers said in a statement. Full text...

  • Kibaki roots for traditional values
    18 august 2003 09:42:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki has emphasised the importance role traditional songs and dances play in the preservation of the nation's diverse culture. Full text...

  • Senegalese singer thrills crowds in Cotonou
    13 august 2003 21:19:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Senegalese world-class musician Youssou Ndour gave a sold-out concert Tuesday as part of the 2nd Gospel and Roots Festival convening in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Congolese nationals, Cameroonian band win CICIBA awards
    09 august 2003 10:38:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese Jean Serge Essou and Nino Malapet, two prominent figures in Congo's contemporary music, and Cameroon's traditional Mac-Case band, have been awarded the International Bantu Civilisations (CICIBA) prizes at the just ended Pan-African Music Festival (FESPAM). Full text...

  • Senegal's Youssou Ndour arrives Cotonou Sunday
    06 august 2003 13:41:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Senegalese musical star Youssou Ndour arrives here Sunday to participate in the second edition of the International Gospel and Roots Festival, the organisers revealed Wednesday. Full text...

  • African women urge musicians to build the continent
    05 august 2003 23:28:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- African women participating in a symposium organised as part of the Pan-African Music Festival (FESPAM) in Kinshasa, DR Congo, have urged African musicians, mainly those from Central Africa, to get involved through their work in the building of the continent. Full text...

  • Pan-African Music Festival opens in Brazzaville Saturday
    31 july 2003 19:54:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso will Saturday officially open the 4th edition of the Pan- African Music Festival (FESPAM) convening this year on the theme "Itinerary and Convergence of Africa's Traditional and Modern Music". Full text...

  • Mozambican police seize counterfeit music discs, cassettes
    24 july 2003 19:20:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican police Wednesday seized thousands of music compact discs and audio cassettes from Maputo shops, in a raid against counterfeit products, the national news agency, AIM, reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Congo Brazzaville Minister visits Kinshasa over Music Festival
    23 july 2003 19:42:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congo Brazzaville's Culture and Tourism Minister Jean-Claude Gakosso, is in Kinshasa to conclude arrangements for the 4-9 August Pan-African Music Festival (FESPAM), to be hosted by Kinshasa and Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Benin to host 'Gospel and Roots' festival in August
    10 july 2003 22:28:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Three Beninese cities are set to host a weeklong "Gospel and Roots" festival starting from 10 August, organisers told the press on Thursday in Cotonou. Full text...

  • South African divas receive reconciliation award
    28 june 2003 09:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Two outstanding South African singers are this year's recipients of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation's annual Reconciliation Award. Full text...

  • Malawi musicians threaten MBC over royalties
    17 june 2003 16:42:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Musicians in Malawi are up in arms against the state-run Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), in a wrangle over unpaid royalties. Full text...

  • Yaounde jazz festival kicks off in Cameroon
    14 june 2003 10:57:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Fifteen jazz groups from the US, France, Congo and Cameroon are expected to perform during the third edition of the Yaounde Jazz Festival which opened on Friday in Yaounde, organisers said here. Full text...

  • Abidjan to host Francophone traditional music Festival
    12 june 2003 18:47:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Twelve African countries are on roll for a traditional music festival for French-speaking countries, coming up 21 June in Abidjan's Yopougon district, sources indicated Thursday. Full text...

  • Kinshasa welcomes news of Papa Wemba's release
    29 may 2003 20:08:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Music lovers in Kinshasa are eagerly waiting for the release of pop singer Shungu Wembadioa, alias Papa Wemba on Friday as announced by international media organs Wednesday. Full text...

  • Young Central African singers release CD
    14 may 2003 18:38:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Young talents from five Central African countries Wednesday released a CD titled "Eleke," thanks to support from 'Proculture,' financed by the European Union. Full text...

  • Singer Jonathan Butler takes Cape Town boy under his wing
    06 may 2003 12:14:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A young Cape Town boy has flown to Los Angeles to record an album with top US musician Jonathan Butler. Full text...

  • 16 killed, 10 injured in musical show stampede in Benin
    04 may 2003 19:23:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Sixteen persons were killed and 10 others seriously injured Saturday evening at the Amitie stadium in Cotonou, a few hours to the start of a musical show by Congolese star Koffi Olomide, hospital sources disclosed Sunday. Full text...

  • Fan stopped from unmasking South African singer
    22 april 2003 08:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Security personnel of award- winning singer Mzekezeke assaulted a curious fan who tried to unmask the performer during a concert. Full text...

  • Nicholas Kotei Djanie hosts workshops in South Africa
    17 april 2003 08:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- One of Africa's most experienced and acclaimed drummers, Nicholas Kotei Djanie, on Thursday began four days of performing workshops in the Maluti Mountain Foothills in South Africa. Full text...

  • Ismael Lo connects Reunion to Africa in music
    11 april 2003 18:54:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Visiting Senegalese singer Ismael Lo Thursday night thrilled a huge audience in Reunion in melodies that brought the island closer to the African continent. Full text...

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