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Mokoomba wins Newcomer Award at Songlines 2013

The Zimbabwean group Mokoomba has won the Newcomer Award at the influential Songlines Music Awards 2013 in London. The group has had two epic years in 2012 and 2013, touring consistently across Europe and Africa on the back of their second album, “Rising Tide”.

King Sunny Ade inducted into Afropop Hall of Fame

Although he has slipped from the spotlight slightly of late, King Sunny Adé remains one of Africa’s most respected (and enjoyable) musicians. A master musician and bandmaster, Adé is the king of Juju music and follows Youssou N’Dour, Oumou Sangare, Angelique Kidjo and Thomas Mapfumo in receiving the award (even though he preceded them all… Read More »