books, magazines such as fRoots and The Beat, and videos are available
from Stern's Records, www.sternsmusic.com
Sterns is also a record label.
out Uncle Sam of Africa's web site: Uncle
Sam of Africa.
ya Mboka is
an entertaining weekly radio show on London's Resonance
fm featuring the 'belle epoch' of music from the two Congos.
Earth is a UK-based record label. Included in the catalogue are
Aster Aweke and Mose Fan Fan. Address: P.O. Box 240, Wembley,
HA0 4FX. email firstname.lastname@example.org
more on African Music, including up-to-the-minute special features
and photos on Congolese music by Martin Sinnock, visit the USA-based
A web site devoted to Papa Wemba and his bands - history, news,
discography, and photos: Papa
full info on top Zambian artists and their music: Shatel, JK and
many more check the Mondo
Music web site.
from Ethiopia and Eritrea: Largest Ethiopian music collection
on the Internet. information about performers and other music-related
topics. Eritrean Music, Amharic Music, Oromo Music, Traditional
Music, Mezmur, Orthodox Mezmur, Tigrigna.
Read about Robert
Falk's music, his collaborations with Congolese and West African
musicians and download tracks at his
is the place to go to efficiently buy African music over the internet
in different formats: CD and vinyl too. There's a huge selection
available, all arranged by country: www.natari.com
a look at a very informative web site devoted to classical music
by Africans and people of African descent: www.Africlassical.com.
African composers included in the site are Fela Sowande and Samuel
Ekpe Akpabot of Nigeria, and Mzilikazi Khumalo and Michael Mosoeu
Moerane of South Africa.
www.putumayo.com to find
out all about this exciting world music CD label.
musicians featured include Oliver Mtukudzi and Habib Koite. On
the site there is an on-line catalogue and much, much more!
Africa Centre is a venue in London's Covent Garden with a variety
of music and arts events. Info is on their web site www.africacentre.org.uk
Tel: 0207 836 1973
Wrasse Records for
their catalogue that includes CDs by Angelique Kidjo, Souad Massi,
Femi Kuti, Ismael Lo, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and more...
Minute Music is an agency in France for booking, amongst others,
Rokia Traore, Sally Nyolo, Ismael Lo, Cheikh Lo, Kékélé
and Papa Wemba. Their web site has both English and French versions.
are a top Afro-beat band based in New York and their web site
is at http://antibalas.com
is a top quarterly Music and Entertainment magazine based in Kenya
but now available world-wide. Check their web site: www.phatafrica.com
is a high quality, fast-moving and enterprising recording studio
based in Arusha, Tanzania
details about Nigerian Afro-beat saxophonist/vocalist Lagbaja,
including his tour dates and discography, go to http://www.lagbaja.com
about the spectacular Zimbabwean band Imbongi headed up by poet
Albert Nyathi can be found at http://www.ctmuk.com/imbongi
Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits feature on tukumusic
about Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita and Jamoral is on their
web site www.jalikunda.com
out more details on Baaba Maal at http://www.baabamaal.tv
site featuring African jazz artists like Claude Deppa,Pinise Saul
and Lucky Ranku and groups The Master Drummers of Africa, the
Kings of Lagos and The South African Gospel Singers can be found
legendary kora player from Guinea, Mory Kante, has a web site
with versions in English, French and German at www.morykante.com
with lots of info, including discography.
Gillett's web site has all information about his weekly Saturday
radio show on BBC London plus a lot more besides! The
Sound of the World
information about Gambian koraplayer Dembo Jobarteh and his Gambian
Griot School of Music and Dance, visit www.gambiangriot
The web site
Horizon magazine includes a page featuring guitarist Santana
Mongoley from Congo and an interview with South African pianist