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Sudan -  A mini-documentary that gives a perspective on the dreams and aspirations of young musicians in Sudan has been released. The Power of Music in Sudan was filmed a few months before the 2018-19 uprising that ended the reign of long-time autocratic ruler Omar al-Bashir. The documentary is part of the concluded Music...
South Africa - Beyoncé has released 'Spirit’, the song she made with South African producer Lebo M and German composer Hans Zimmer. 'Spirit' is off The Lion King: The Gift album, which was produced and curated by Beyoncé. It features Elton John and Pharell Williams, among others. "Each song was written to reflect...
SOUTH AFRICA - The National Arts Council (NAC) of South Africa is calling on undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as registered education and training institutions to submit applications to receive funding for the 2019 academic year. The application is open to students and institutions involved in the following studies: Music Dance Theatre ...
Miss Universe is heading to Bangkok, Thailand, for the 2018 competition with Steve Harvey returning as host. The 2018 Miss Universe competition will air in the U.S. on Sunday, December 16 (7-10 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on Fox. This will be Harvey’s fourth time hosting the pageant, following his infamous snafu in the 2015...
Media Sound Hamburg is calling on game musicians, sound designers and young film composers to apply for a scholarship to participate at the ninth edition of its summer academy in Germany from 9 to 18 August. The scholarship includes free participation in all of the academy's masterclasses, workshops, forums and special...
Kenya - Kenyan artists are invited to submit music videos to VIPI, a new TV station geared towards youth culture, ahead of the channel's launch in May. VIPI says it seeks to promote and highlight Kenya’s thriving music industry, help develop the careers of local artists and provide young people...
Zimbabwe - DFT is a group of three young stars in Zimbabwe the trio sing hip hop afro pop n dancehall. The group started their music journey in 2016 they have released three albums 1(The Beginning 2)Future Dreams N 3) Making Tracks six singles. Seven music videos on YouTube The...
How do you get YouTube-obsessed teens to learn from the atrocities of the Holocaust? Hip hop and hashtags, obviously. That’s the thinking behind Edek, a six-minute documentary music video that screens at the UK Jewish Film Festival tomorrow and which, the makers hope, will be shared on social media. It stars 86-year-old Holocaust survivor...
Africa Newsdesk; Zimbabwe - Multi-Award winning urban grooves artist, Ex-Q, has set tongues wagging after snubbing Zimdancehall chanter Freeman at the recently held StarFM Awards. Ex-Q, born Enock Munhanga, scooped five awards at the ceremony held in Harare last Friday, becoming the biggest recipient this year.
Africa Newsdesk, Nigeria - Tiwa Savage will join a list of global stars at this year's Wireless Festival. This year, the festival will take place from 5 to 7 July at Finsbury Park, London. The line-up includes American stars Cardi B, Migos and Travis Scott. British...