Africa/Middle East: City Guides/Events
Monday 30 October 2006Best African Act - 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards
African music fans are gearing up to learn the result of the Best African Act at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark on Thursday 2 November
Thursday 21 September 2006Ghana's Batman Samini - "Best African Act" 2006 MOBO Awards
Ghana’s “Rain God” Batman Samini yesterday lifted the MOBO award for “Best African Act”
Sunday 27 August 2006Ghana's Batman Samini - Nominated for 2006 MOBO Awards
Batman Samini is one of Ghana’s biggest stars. His sound is a hybrid of old school highlife, dancehall and hip hop, which some journalists have tagged raglife, but which the man himself refuses to classify
Monday 24 July 2006Top Ghanaian Albums for Download on 1st August.
On 1st August 2006, Ghanaian music will officially enter the digital age thanks to Zongo Junction. On that day, 13 of the most recent albums from top Ghanaian stars like Kwabena Kwabena, Batman and Obour will be released for download on iTunes, CalabashMusic.com, Napster, Rhapsody and all other major music download stores worldwide
Thursday 3 November 20052-Face Idibia
It’s official - Nigerian 2-Face Idibia tonight made music history by becoming the first artist to win the Best African Act award at the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards in Lisbon. The award was created in 2005 to mark the addition of MTV base, MTV’s pan-African TV channel, to the MTV global television family
Friday 8 April 2005FESPACO 2005 - In Words and Pictures
The 19th edition of FESPACO, Africa’s biggest film festival, took place in Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso’s capital city 26th Feb — 5th March 2005. Zola Maseko’s Drum captured everyone’s imagination.
Sunday 3 April 2005Festival sur le Niger - Segou in Pictures
The first ever Fly sponsored Festival sur le Niger in Segou, Mali went off with a bang in early February 2005. Lydia Martin was there to capture it all on film.
Sunday 27 February 2005Sauti Za Busara - Sounds of Wisdom Swahili Festival
Festival director Yusuf Mahmoud gives us his highlights of this year's Sounds of Wisdom Swahili Festival
Monday 21 February 2005Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO)
Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) kicks off again at the end of February with the most important display of films in Africa.
Tuesday 18 January 2005From the Desert to the River: Mali's Ultimate Music Festivals
Mali continues its takeover of the world of traditional music by adding the Fly-sponsored Festival on the Niger to its famous northern cousin the Festival in the Desert. We speak to the organisers and we reveal a stunning line-up (now finalised).
Friday 7 January 2005Sauti za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom) Swahili Music Festival - Zanzibar
Roll into Stone Town in Zanzibar for Sauti za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom) Swahili Music Festival, taking place Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th February, 2005.
Thursday 6 January 2005Africa Unite - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (February 2005)
Celebrate the life of Bob Marley in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with a concert uniting the very best of African musicians from Youssou N'Dour to Angelique Kidjo with reggae stars and Marley family members.
Sunday 21 November 2004Photo Gallery: ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries
Photographer and Fly correspondent Lydia Martin documented the ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries 2004 with a series of stunning images reproduced here
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