African Union Celebrates 60th on Africa Day in Addis Ababa with Live Music Concert
On Music Time in Africa: Malian musician Yacouba Sissoko seeks to connect new, global audiences to ancient Mande music with new album DuwaWu. Maxwell speaks to the artist about the music and inspiration behind it. The Africa Union celebrates its 60th anniversary May 25, marked as Africa Day. In Addis Ababa, a major concert supports pan-African dialogue and unity with performances by highlife band Santrofi (Ghana) and Amhara traditional music group Gonder Fasiledes (Ethiopia). Reporter Bill Odidi reports.
14 May 2023
Music for Mother's Day
26 May 2023
Africa Day Celebrated Through Music
The African Union celebrated its 60th anniversary May 25, marked annually as Africa Day. A major music concert organized by Selam, a non-governmental culture organization, in collaboration with the A.U.’s division of Culture and Sports was held in Adds Ababa, Ethiopia. VOA’s Heather Maxwell spoke to reporter Bill Odidi for more.
05 May 2023
Entertainment Report: The Music of Tefang Elvis Mboh
Mboh Elvis Tefang, hails from the Momo division, northwest region of Cameroon. Father to a 4-year-old daughter. He started his music career in 2010 in Cameroon with his first single 'MAKE THEM KNOW'. Coming to the USA in 2019, Mboh RK has continued his musical career. He joined VOA's David Vandy in studio to talk about his work.
07 April 2023
Entertainment Report: Mokoomba Makes Their Music Comeback & More
VOA's Heather Maxwell shares the latest music news from Africa including musician Stromae canceling his upcoming concerts, citing health concerns, and Mookomba announcing their comeback to the world stage later this year.
31 March 2023
Entertainment Report: Ngoni Ba Band Begin World Tour in the United States
Africa 54 Entertainment correspondent Heather Maxwell presents a round up of the latest African music news from around the world. Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo takes the prestigious Sweden-based Polar Music Prize, South African amapiano rapper Costa Titch collapses and dies on stage in Johannesburg, and Malian family band Ngoni Ba begin their world tour in the United States.
26 March 2023
Emerging African Musicians Make Big Gains
Emerging artists in Ghana and Malawi have made some big headway in recent months. In northern Ghana, singer-songwriter IsRahim gave the region’s first large-scale concert of 2023 at the Tamale Sports Stadium. And popular Malawian singer Keturah made her first international debut in the United States. VOA's Heather Maxwell reports.