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Vieux Farka Touré to play at the Dakota in Minneapolis on Valentines Week

Vieux Farka Touré to play at the Dakota in Minneapolis on Valentines Week

Vieux Farka Touré from Mali, commonly referred by Americans as “The Hendrix of the Sahara” will bring his vibrant sound to Minneapolis on February 17 at the Dakota for one…

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: We will warm you up and bring the sunshine from South Africa

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: We will warm you up and bring the sunshine from South Africa

Perennial Ladysmith Black Mambazo takes the stage for a two-night performance at the Ordway in St. Paul this coming February 22nd and 23rd, 2018. Evergreen and enduring describe their performance…

Warner Music in deal to stream catalog in East Africa

Warner Music in deal to stream catalog in East Africa

By Everlyne Mosongo of Music in Africa Warner Music Group has signed a licensing deal with Mdundo, one of Africa’s leading music service apps, to stream its catalog in Kenya,…

2018 Grammy nominations: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tinariwen and Lost Somali Tapes are in

2018 Grammy nominations: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Tinariwen and Lost Somali Tapes are in

South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Mali’s Tinariwen have made a return to the Grammy nomination list. Grammy nominations were announced on Tuesday and both have been nominated in the…

An Evening with Elage Diouf and Cold Specks World Tour enroute to Minneapolis with special guest LA Timpa

An Evening with Elage Diouf and Cold Specks World Tour enroute to Minneapolis with special guest LA Timpa

Senegalese born singer-songwriter and performer Elage Diouf, known for his audience participation shows will bring his music to the Cedar in Minneapolis on Monday, November 20. Advance tickets are $15…

African Awards Gala is on Saturday October 14

African Awards Gala is on Saturday October 14

The 6th edition of the African Awards Gala is scheduled for Saturday, October 14 at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest in Brooklyn Park. Rep. Ilhan Omar who is serving her first…

East African actors needed by July 10

East African actors needed by July 10

The History Theatre in St. Paul is seeking East African actors for a new play about Somali immigration. The play, A Crack In The Sky,  is written by Ahmed Ismail…

African Summer in Minneapolis

African Summer in Minneapolis

The African Summer music series returns to the Twin Cities for a ninth year, celebrating the diversity in music and culture of Africa. The series will consist of three concerts…

Review: ZAIRE 74 – The African Artists

Review: ZAIRE 74 – The African Artists

The Rumble in the Jungle is a gift that keeps on giving. The legendary 1974 heavyweight championship boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman yielded two superb documentary films,…

Nimco Yasin’s Midnimo residency finale concert is Friday, March 31

Nimco Yasin’s Midnimo residency finale concert is Friday, March 31

London-based Somali artist Nimco Yasin will conclude her Midnimo residency this week with a finale concert at the Cedar on Friday, March 31. A Cedar news release said Yasin will…

International Women’s Day: A Playlist

International Women’s Day: A Playlist

On this International Women’s Day, we honor the immense contributions women from Africa and the diaspora have made toward the music we love. With an extensive but by no means…

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