Lagos What's on

All African Music Awards

Lagos hosts AFRIMA awards ceremony. 15 Nov. Award winning South African Ladysmith Black Mambazo heads the award evening with 162 other stars attending the ceremony in Lagos. Ladysmith Black Mambazo...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town Youth Music Festival

13 young musicians perform with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Brandon Philips, the first-ever resident conductor of the Philharmonic. The young musicians play a variety of instr...
Addis Ababa What's on

International Jazz Day in Addis

The Alliance Française celebrates International Jazz Day, and the centenary of the birthday of Billie Holiday with a concert by Munit Mesfin (voice) Abegazu K Shiota (keys), Girum Mezmur (guita...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Jazz Festival

Live performances as well as master classes make up one of the top jazz festivals on the continent after Cape Town. The festival is associated with the US inspired Jazz Appreciation Month and its d...
Nairobi What's on

Safaricom international jazz festival

The jazz festival culminates with an all-day event headed by South Africa's Jonathan Butler at the Ngong race course. Singer-song writer and guitarist, Butler was one of the first black singers to...
Accra What's on

Stanbic jazz festival

American acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh is performing at the two-day jazz festival in support of the fight against maternal mortality and leukemia. Klugh, who has 13 Grammy nominations to his name,...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Sauti Za Busara festival

The 12th edition of the Zanzibar music festival, which takes place in Stone Town, showcases the best of African music live and is considered one of the top African music festivals. This year 37 gro...
Cape Town What's on

Orpheus in Africa

The world premiere of David Kramer's new musical, Orpheus in Africa, a story about the African-American impresario Orpheus McAdoo and the South African tournee of his company, the Virginia Jubilee Sin...
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Tigo Music launches in Tanzania

Tigo Tanzania is launching its Tigo Music platform at an all-day concert in Dar es Salaam featuring 18 local and international artists. Tigo Music is a new pre-paid bundle (available to customers f...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town symphony season

The spring concert season of Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra has concerts every Thursday evening at Cape Town City Hall. The 2014 season marks the orchestra's 100th anniversary with international...
Cairo What's on

Arab music festival and conference

Countries and musicians throughout the region take part in this 23rd conference and festival of Arabic music. Over 70 musicians participate this year from 12 countries, including competitors in the...
Accra What's on

Electro Comes to Ghana

The first electro festival in Accra is staged at the Alliance Française. One of the highlights is the Kenyan Just a Band, a house/funk/disco group that plays on 25 Oct. As well as concerts t...
Nairobi What's on

Kunle Ayo for Safaricom jazz festival

Kunle Ayo, one of the continent's most-in-demand jazz guitarists performs at the Carnivore Grounds under the auspices of the Safaricom jazz festival. Nigerian-born Ayo, who has made his name perfor...
Cape Town What's on

Rockville2069

The premier of this rock musical, with its 25-member cast, seven-piece rock band accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, plus a host of advanced digital aids. Rockville2069 is set in the ye...
Cairo What's on

Ramadan musical evenings

Cairo Opera Theatre is organising its traditional musical events throughout Ramadan. A series of 12 evening concerts at the open air theatre includes musicians from Egypt, Sudan and Indonesia. One...
Nairobi What's on

World Music Day

Nairobi celebrates world music day at the Alliance Francaise with Peter Elungat, Ghetto Classics, Kiu, Octave and Anto Neosoul, one of Kenya’s top soul vocalists. World Music Day was first la...
Lagos What's on

Lagos Jazz Festival

Jazz blows into Lagos megacity is the theme of the Lagos jazz festival. Performers at Freedom Park include Victor Masondo from South Africa and Nigerians Tee Mac Omatshola Itseli flutist, Bright Ga...
Maputo What's on

Maputo Classical Music Season

In this first cycle there are eight evening concerts and on 12 May there is a debate on the theme of the performing arts in Mozambique. The celebration concert on 10 May is to mark the 30th anniversar...
Accra What's on

Live in Accra Jazz Festival

Bringing the 1960s jazz scene back to Accra. There are concerts, workshops, master classes and exhibitions.
Accra What's on

Ghana Music Awards

The most important event in the Ghana music season gets underway on 1 April. There are numerous sections up for awards, each of which is divided into best female and male artist and best song. The...