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Songhoy Blues Announce Details of Second Album 'Resistance' Songhoy Blues Announce Details of Second Album 'Resistance'
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Songhoy Blues have announced details of their new album, Résistance, which Fat Possum Records/Transgressive Records will release on Friday June 16th, 2017.... (more...)
Amadou & Mariam's Share  New Single 'Bofou Safou'; Set North American Tour Amadou & Mariam's Share New Single 'Bofou Safou'; Set North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

Malian music duo and Grammy-award nominees Amadou & Mariam's new single “Bofou Safou” is now available.... (more...)
Amadou & Mariamm's Share New Single 'Bofou Safou'; Set North American Tour Amadou & Mariamm's Share New Single 'Bofou Safou'; Set North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

Malian music duo and Grammy-award nominees Amadou & Mariam's new single “Bofou Safou” is now available. The Quietus premiered the lyric video, which you can watch here.... (more...)
Singer/Songwriter Chris Wills to Release New EP This August Singer/Songwriter Chris Wills to Release New EP This August
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2017

New York City-based 22-year-old singer-songwriter Chris Wills is set to release he debut EP, This Place Ain't For Me, on August 11, 2017.... (more...)
Orchestra Baobab's New Album Streaming on NPR First Listen Orchestra Baobab's New Album Streaming on NPR First Listen
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017

West Africa's iconic dance-band, Orchestra Baobab's highly anticipated album, Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng is now streaming exclusively on NPR's “First Listen.”... (more...)
Orchestra Baobab Premieres New Single at Clash Orchestra Baobab Premieres New Single at Clash
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2017

West Africa's iconic dance-band, Orchestra Baobab premiere their new single “Fayinkounko” from their forthcoming record at Clash who call it, “sparkling West African pop with a touch of class...a real ear-worm of a track,' raving that it, 'unfolds with a palpable sense of grace, the coy, playful rhy... (more...)
Los Lonely Boys, Kris Kristofferson and More Coming Up This March at City Winery Chicago Los Lonely Boys, Kris Kristofferson and More Coming Up This March at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - February 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St) throughout the month of March.... (more...)
Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist C West Debuts 'Breaks Your Heart' On Streaming Sites Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist C West Debuts 'Breaks Your Heart' On Streaming Sites
by BWW News Desk - February 17, 2017

C West is a millennial on the move. The 19-year old singer, songwriter and guitarist debuted his spiritual love song, “Breaks Your Heart,” (Marquis Boone/ Tyscot) on streaming sites... (more...)
José James Releases New Single CLOSER José James Releases New Single CLOSER
by BWW News Desk - January 27, 2017

James Makes His Screen Debut with Appearance in Fifty Shades Darker; Featured on the Film's Soundtrack Album “James has showed himself to be a genre chameleon whose musical sensibilities are aligned to hip-hop and neo-soul as much as jazz… the singer has now embraced a contemporary R&B mode to conve... (more...)
Orchestra Baobab to Release New Album 'Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng,' 3/31 Orchestra Baobab to Release New Album 'Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng,' 3/31
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2017

West Africa's iconic dance-band, Orchestra Baobab will release their new album Tribute To Ndiouga Dieng on March 31 via World Circuit Records.... (more...)
Tamikrest Introduces New Album, Kidal Out on Glitterbeat Records This March Tamikrest Introduces New Album, Kidal Out on Glitterbeat Records This March
by BWW News Desk - January 20, 2017

All around Kidal, the Malian desert stretches in every direction. Endless horizons of rock and sand, barren and parched.... (more...)
Irene Jacob On Tour In Support of New CD 'En bas De Chez Moi' Irene Jacob On Tour In Support of New CD 'En bas De Chez Moi'
by BWW News Desk - January 16, 2017

Actress Irène Jacob and guitarist Francis Jacob craft welcoming, worldly pop on “En Bas De Chez Moi”, celebrating their release live at with lives appearances in Canada and the US.... (more...)
Randy Weston to Release New 2-CD Set 'The African Nubian Suite' 1/20 Randy Weston to Release New 2-CD Set 'The African Nubian Suite' 1/20
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2016

The 2-CD set, 'The African Nubian Suite,' captures a concert presented at New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts by the Institute of African American Affairs on Easter Sunday 2012 and will be released by African Rhythms on January 20, 2017.... (more...)
R&B Artist Aunyae Heart Debuts New Single 'Deep End' Along With Official Music Video R&B Artist Aunyae Heart Debuts New Single 'Deep End' Along With Official Music Video
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2016

R&B artist Aunyae Heart celebrated the debut of 'Deep End' on Sept. 8 at an exclusive music single release event in Hollywood, which turned into a smashing success.... (more...)
Hazmat Modine to Release New Album EXTRA-DELUXE-SUPREME This June Hazmat Modine to Release New Album EXTRA-DELUXE-SUPREME This June
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2016

After ten years of touring the world, Hazmat Modine's third studio album, Extra-Deluxe-Supreme, digs deeper into American soil.... (more...)
BWW Review--They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile BWW Review--They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile
by Tory Gates - May 02, 2016

“If you ban music in Mali, or in the whole world, it's like cutting people's oxygen off. Because music is like oxygen for human beings.' -- Khaira... (more...)
Savannah Music Festival Announces 2016 Season Lineup Savannah Music Festival Announces 2016 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - November 05, 2015

Spread throughout intimate venues in Savannah's historic district, the 2016 Savannah Music Festival (SMF) lineup covers folk, traditional, popular, serious and studied music by renowned artists from across the globe.... (more...)
Black Rock Coalition & More to Perform in Upcoming New York City Concerts Black Rock Coalition & More to Perform in Upcoming New York City Concerts
by BWW News Desk - August 28, 2015

Over the next month, several musicians are taking the stage all over NYC.... (more...)
OLUWA TONI' Brings Positivity Through His First Single 'FLY TO L.A.' OLUWA TONI' Brings Positivity Through His First Single 'FLY TO L.A.'
by BWW News Desk - July 07, 2015

OLUWA TONI's debut single (raw version), 'FLY TO L.A' was released on July 1st, 2015 (Canada Day).... (more...)
Beyonce, Nicki Minaj Among Winners of 2015 BET AWARDS; Full List Beyonce, Nicki Minaj Among Winners of 2015 BET AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - June 29, 2015

Black-ish stars Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross hosted the 2015 BET AWARDS last night from Los Angeles, CA.... (more...)
Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Top 2015 BET AWARD Nominees; Full List! Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj Top 2015 BET AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2015

The show, which celebrates the biggest names in hip hop and more, will air on June 28th on BET.... (more...)
Season Two of MTV World's REBEL MUSIC to Premiere 4/30 Season Two of MTV World's REBEL MUSIC to Premiere 4/30
by BWW News Desk - April 16, 2015

MTV World today announced the second season of its 'Rebel Music' series, the thought provoking documentary project about young musicians and artists overcoming oppression and injustice around the world premiering Thursday, April 30th on MTV's YouTube channel. Additionally, MTV World will partner wit... (more...)
Songhoy Blues Confirm First North American Headlining Tour & Bonnaroo Appearance Songhoy Blues Confirm First North American Headlining Tour & Bonnaroo Appearance
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2015

Acclaimed Malian band Songhoy Blues have confirmed their first North American headlining tour in support of their debut LP, 'Music in Exile' (Atlantic), which NME called 'a masterpiece.'... (more...)
Fatoumata Diawara Comes to Ware Center Today Fatoumata Diawara Comes to Ware Center Today
by BWW News Desk - April 08, 2015

Fatoumata Diawara presents a joyous mix of the vibrant and understated, with songs about love, politics and empowerment today, April 8 at 7:30 pm at the Ware Center located at 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. Inspired by Wassoulou tradition, jazz, and blues, Fatoumata Diawara has created her own uniq... (more...)
2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards Take Place at Las Vegas' Orleans Arena This Weekend 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards Take Place at Las Vegas' Orleans Arena This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2015

The first and oldest televised awards show honoring gospel music artists, The Stellar Gospel Music Awards, is heading to Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28 with additional events held today, March 27.... (more...)