A "public community radio program, arts and cultural
web site, an international musical archive to Africa and the Diaspora."
Helps "emerging musicians from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America
cross over the barriers of the conventional music business and take advantage
of the emerging digital marketplace for global music." Sells cds through
Amazon.com. Produced by Krowand Group Inc, a multi-media organization based
in Woodbridge, New Jersey. [KF] http://www.Africanspice.com
Promotes Afro-Caribbean music. Discographies of music by Artists, Countries,
Styles, Instruments, Labels, Years. Announcements of music festivals, concerts. Links to related sites and sites selling
CDs and videos. Site owned by Fabrice Gaillard of Paris, France. [KF] http://www.afromix.org/html/musique/index.fr.html
Radio program by Georges Collinet of music from Africa, the Caribbean,
and the Americas. Has the program schedules, discographies, how to access
African radio stations with links to African radio web sites, biographies
of African recording artists, a glossary of African musical terms, an annotated
bibliography of books and magazines, tour information, and African recipes!
Devoted to Composers and Musicians of African Descent. It includes biographies,
a discography and a Black History Quiz. Africans featured at the site are
Fela Sowande and Samuel Ekpe Akpabot of Nigeria, and Mzilikazi
Khumalo and Michael Mosoeu Moerane of South Africa. Maintained
by William J. Zick, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. http://www.Africlassical.com
Article in HUArchivesNet,
the quarterly electronic journal of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center,
Howard Univeresity, Washington, D.C. in partnership with Worldcom. http://www.huarchivesnet.howard.edu/0102huarnet/VButcherPage1.htm
"To preserve and encourage the performance of choral music in African
languages....among people in America and other parts of the African Diaspora."
Founded and directed by Fred Onovwerosuoke. Their Newsletter (includes profiles
such as for Akin
Euba). Announcements of other African vocal groups' events, profiles
of groups (such as Hewale).
"...5-day festival of choral music, rhythms and dances of Africa will
include concerts, demonstrations, interactive tutorial classes, lessons, workshops,
seminars, etc..." Features Prof. J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Mor Thiam, Mariama-Ba,
Anicet Mundundu, and the St.
Louis African Chorus. Based in St. Louis, Missouri. [KF] http://www.africanchorus.org/
Band based in the San Francisco Bay Area, led by Kenyan Victor Sila. Sings in English and Swahili. Music & video clips. See also Maisha Productions, isound.com, and the Afrofunk Music Festival, July 27-29, 2006, San Francisco and Santa Cruz. http://victorsila.com/
All women's a cappella and percussion ensemble. Director and founder is
Nana Akosua Baakan Agyiriwah. "Songs from Nigeria, Ghana, Cuba, Brazil
and the Americas along with Gospel and Children's Songs are performed"
accompanied by traditional West African Percussion instruments. Offers workshops.
Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. http://www.voicesofafrica.net/