Groundbreaking Pidgin opera mixes music for cultural harmony
The cheering crowd in southwestern Nigeria is thousands strong but when the performer on stage in a yellow catsuit and glittering cape beats out eerie rhythms on a steel drum, they hush. The musical genre may be unusual in this part of the world but people understand it -- Epega is singing what she and organisers of the festival in which she is participating say is the world's first opera in Pidgin.
EU could make music streaming the next antitrust battleground
The European Union will start a formal probe of Apple Inc. in the next few weeks following Spotify Technology SA’s antitrust complaint, the Financial Times reported. Eleanor Fox, professor at New York University School of Law, and Bloomberg Intelligence's Jennifer Rie discuss on "Bloomberg Markets: Balance of Power."
Malian band eyes new fame after 50 years
Las Maravillas de Mali were once considered pioneers for their unique blends of Cuban and African music. Now, half a century later, they're on tour once again.
How MI.MU hi-tech gloves are shaping the electronic music scene
British music tech start-up MI.MU has launched a redesigned version of their MI.MU Gloves, changing the way musicians play and create electronic music.
How lucrative is Rwanda’s audio-visual industry?
In the past six months we've seen several efforts put forward on behalf of the government of Rwanda to develop the local film industry; from the inaugural Kigali Audio Visual Forum to the development of tax incentives, to the establishment of a Rwanda Film Office. But what's the life of an independent content creator like on the ground like now?
Youth from Nigerian slum take on country’s music scene
Dickson Adire and fellow musician James Nnamani are on a radio show in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos today, to promote their music.