9 May 2021
In a music scene long ruled by giant neighbour Nigeria, Afrobeats from Ghana are now finding favour not only in Accra's clubs but in a thriving international market beyond West Africa.
7 May 2021
Colombians protest with arts performances, music and dance in the capital Bogota as anti-government demonstrations continue in the South American country.
3 May 2021
The iPhone maker unfairly puts music-streaming rivals at a disadvantage due to its App Store rules, the EU's competition commissioner has said.
24 Apr 2021
Calling on governments to "tell the truth about the climate emergency", the Music Declares Emergency initiative has brought together artists including Billie Eilish, Massive Attack and Radiohead. Since its launch in France, it has attracted similar support. DJ and producer Fakear joins us to tell us why he signed up to the project, as well as how touring and festivals can become greener. As people around the world mark Earth Day, we talk about government responses to activism and the planet's capacity to regenerate with – or without – the human race.
6 Apr 2021
British grime artist Slowthai is known for his provocative live performances and politically aware lyrics. His first album, the outward-looking "Nothing Great About Britain", was greeted positively by critics and music fans alike and propelled to the top of the UK's urban music scene. FRANCE 24 caught up with him to discuss his new introspective offering, "Tyron".
2 Apr 2021
Rapper and songwriter, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, better known by his stage name 'Vector' on The Dice this week with Sammy Walsh talks about 'Crown of clay' with M.I, the rap culture in Nigeria, and moments that defined his rap career.
29 Mar 2021
A concert by the band Love of Lesbians was held with an audience of 5,000 to test whether such an event can be held with strict hygiene measures. Audience members were screened before attending at three testing centers.
27 Mar 2021
An Istanbul musician is reinventing genres while quashing gender norms with her avant-garde music. Her songs, with their unique blend of old and new sounds, also hit the country's political beats — especially on the injustices faced by women.
28 Feb 2021
The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (OSR) is organising free one-on-one concerts in Geneva in order to preserve a link with the public despite the closure of concert halls due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
24 Feb 2021
French-Caribbean singer, bassist and producer Adeline moved to New York City as a young adult. She's had a successful career playing in the 17-piece disco throwback band Escort and performing bass and backing vocals with singer CeeLo Green. On top of all that, she's had a prolific solo career under her first name Adeline, creating a unique blend of funk, R&B and soul. She spent most of 2020 releasing a constant stream of soulful, heartwarming songs. She tells FRANCE 24's Florence Villeminot about her latest musical endeavours.
23 Feb 2021
Social media is buzzing, all thanks to photos of celebrities arriving at Eko Hotel, Lagos for the 14th edition of The Headies Awards. Bovi, Chike, Iyabo Ojo, Nancy Isime, Niniola, Sound Sultan, Deyemi Okanlawon, Laycon, Tobi Bakre and other music lovers, are part of the exclusive group of people joining the showcase physically due to COVID-19 restrictions. Themed ‘XPLORE’, this year's edition aims to beam the spotlight on the new tribe of musicians who are pushing the Nigerian and African culture through their music. Viewers and music lovers from all over the world can catch the live show on all Headies’ social media platforms and HipTV.
18 Feb 2021
Not every music artist gets signed to a major record label straight out of high school, but that was exactly what happened to Sony Music act, T-Classic. Regardless of the fame, the Agege native remains grounded. No wonder the singer, who revealed that he handed out his first pay check to his mother, considers himself “very lucky and blessed.” Addicted to good shoes, even if he’d never spend over ₦200,000 on a pair, T-Classic was the guest of @sammywalsh in the latest instalment of The Dice, a one-of-a-kind online show brought to you by Boomplaymusicng and The Guardian.