Tuesday, 26 May 2020
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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...
Cairo What's on

Cairo jazz festival

The Cairo jazz festival returns for its sixth edition with a mix of concerts, workshops and master classes. In addition to the Egyptian musicians there are also groups from Japan and Australia and...
Cape Town What's on

Cape Town international jazz festival

The festival was first launched in 2000 and as one of the continent’s largest music gatherings it is now an annual fixture for international musicians and audiences. The festival has five sta...
Accra What's on

Ghana Music Awards

The publication of nominations for the 14th edition of Vodaphone Ghana Music awards. The event, which is sponsored by Vodaphone, is organised by the Ghana musicians’ union, the ministry of touri...
Nairobi What's on

Nairobi International Jazz Festival

International and local musicians play in this week-long international jazz festival. The tentative list of performers includes Bona, Yuva Cohen, The Nile Project, Rhythm Junks, as well as local ta...
Nairobi What's on

Kenya’s Songs of Protest

Retracing Kenya’s songs of protest. A preview of music as a force for change in Kenya from 1963-2013. Ketebul Music releases its new compilation in the Retracing Kenya Music series.
Dar Es Salaam What's on

Zanzibar Stone Town Festival

Sauti sa Busara, which calls itself the “friendliest music festival on the planet” in Zanzibar’s Stone Town features some 200 musicians from across the continent and the diaspora for...
Addis Ababa What's on

Nicholas Stavy concert in Addis Ababa

Piano concert by Nicholas Stavy, music by Chopin, Bach, Brahms and Liszt. The concert, organised by the Alliance Ethio-Française, is part of the Addis Ababa fourth classical music festival....
Addis Ababa What's on

Alemu Aga and The Fendika in Addis

Concert by Alemu Aga and The Fendika. Alemu Aga is a master of the begena or ten-string lyre, sometimes called King David's harp, which is one of the country's oldest instruments. It is used in religi...
Nairobi What's on

Piero delle Monache Quartet

The Italian jazz quartet plays at the Italian Institute of Culture. The quartet is on a tour of seven African cities (Libreville, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Maputo, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Harare) to i...
Accra What's on

Live Concert by Paapa

This live concert will be performed by Paapa, a Dutch vocalist with Ghanaian roots, who has become over the past years a friend of Alliance Française. On this occasion the public will listen to...
Accra What's on

Highlife Afro Fusion Concert

This concert, entitled Gold Coast Sickness, will be performed by the historical Ghanaian band The Ramblers and the New Zealand Afro-fusion band Zoh Zoh. The Ramblers International Band was founded in...
Cape Town What's on

Western Cape Youth Music Festival

The 42nd edition of the Western Cape Youth Music Festival features the best Western Cape classical talents, conducted by the Ukrainian American classical music conductor and violinist Theodore Kuchar....
Accra What's on

Akoo Show Choir

This concert is performed by Akoo Show Choir, a male voice ensemble founded in Winneba, Ghana, by Fancis Baffoe in 2012. On this occasion these talented young singers will stage its repertoire, which...
Accra What's on

German-French Friendship Concert

This Geman-French Friendship Concert will be performed by German and French musicians. The first part will focus on classical music by German composers, while the second will highlight some extracts o...
Nairobi What's on

Mathewmatics House of Jazz

This concert, entitled Mathewmatics House of Jazz, is performed by independent Kenyan musicians and offers them a platform and opportunities for the promotion of independent music in Kenya. Various mu...
Cape Town What's on

Winter Concert Season

The Winter Concert Season inaugurates at the city hall with some masterpieces by Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens under the artistic direction of Brandon Phillips, resident conductor of the Cape Philharmon...
Addis Ababa What's on

Piano Recital by Rosario Pavone

This piano recital is performed by the Sicilian pianist Rosario Pavone. Pavone studied under F. Zadra and B. Petrushansky and won more than 30 piano soloists national and international competitions. H...
Nairobi What's on

An Evening of Afro-Jazz

26 feb. This afro-jazz concert is performed live by Ricky Na Marafiki, who will perform songs from his debut album, entitled Tucheze, as well as some newer compositions. 18.00.
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