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TRENDS IN THE VOTES OF THE TOP 20 KORA – FORTNIGHT 8

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★ In this TOP 20’s fortnightly ranking… – 09 artists have moved up – 07 artists have moved down – 02 artists maintain their rank – 02 artists are entering the TOP 20! Ranking will be released tomorrow at 17:00 GMT! Read More »

TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : PEROLA

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Born on April 28, 1978 in Huambo, Angola, singer Jandira Sassingui aka Pérola sails between Angolan rhythms (kizomba, semba, Caribbean (zouk) and American (R & B, soul) and a capella songs. Such as “Presta Atenção”, “Amor”, “Doida” or “Omboio”, performed in Portuguese, earned it a continental reputation. In 2005, Pérola was crowned “Best Feminine Artist of Southern Africa” at the ... Read More »

TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : EDDY KENZO

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Eddy Kenzo, whose real name is Idrissa Musuza, is an artist of Ugandan origin, born in Masaka, a city in the central region of Uganda. His childhood is not very happy, since at the age of 5, he loses his mother and goes to live on the street until the age of 13 years. He sold water and sodas on ... Read More »

THE RESULTS OF THE TOP 20 KORA – FORTNIGHT 7

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The results of the TOP 20 KORA of the 7th fortnight are known. Eddy Kenzo at the top … Ugandan singer Eddy Kenzo comes to the top spot with his tube called “Sembela Eno”. The progressions of DJ Arafat, sidiki Diabaté, soul Bang’s and Runtown are noted. C4 Pedro and Ferre Gola still lose places in the standings. At the ... Read More »

TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : Rema Namakula !

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Rema Namakula also known as Rema is a Ugandan female recording artist. Rema was born in Ntinda Uganda and is the last child in her family. Rema has a strong relationship with Ugandan female musician Halima Namakula who has been her mentor from way back in high school. During her senior six vacation Rema started performing karaoke music. Rema continued ... Read More »

TOP 20 KORA FOCUS : Tekno, The Revelation of Nigerian Music !

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Nigerian music has since been recognized as a real talent factory. Especially in the Afrobeat genre many young talents have not stopped exploding since a certain Wizkid. Since the year 2015, we witness the outbreak of the Tekno prodigy which was revealed precisely during the MTV Africa Muzik Award 2016 as revelation of the year. At the age of only ... Read More »

KORA AWARDS AfrikaPatrimony : Udu

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Origin of the Udu The etymology of the word Udu just jar or bottle in Igbo language, a Niger-Congo language. Initially, the udu was used as a pitcher to fetch water and keep cool. This jug could also be used to preserve food, to fish or to pick fruit. There is a similar instrument to the Udu India and Pakistan ... Read More »

KORA AWARDS AfrikaPatrimony : Le Tama

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Tama (Serere, Wolof, Mandinka, Bambara) gangan, dumdum (Yoruba) kalangu (Hausa, Songhai) odondo (Akan), lunna (Dagomba) karangou or kalangou, also called the “talking drum” is an Instrument percussion family membranophones native to West Africa. Similar instruments exist in India (Huruk) and Japan (ōtsuzumi). In the history of Senegal and Gambia, Tama was one of the musical instruments used in Serere tradition “woong” ... Read More »

TRIBUTE TO PAPA WEMBA

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The KORA Awards render tribute to the Prince of Congolese rumba SHUNGU WEMBADIO alias PAPA WEMBA died April 24, 2016 in Abidjan. The singer died in Abidjan, the economic capital of Côte d’Ivoire, on 24 April. He was 66 years old. FEMUA guest of the Urban Music Festival Anoumabo, created by Salif Traoré – singer and leader of the Ivorian ... Read More »

BIOGRAPHY IRENE NTALE

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Irene Ntale is a Ugandan singer, songwriter and guitarist. She sings RnB, Reggea and Acoustic soul. She has been hosted on Focus on Africa (TV programme). She is the campaign ambassador for the Red Card to Drunk Driving campaign by Uganda Breweries Limited. Irene Ntale was born on January 30th 1989 to Mr & Mrs George William Ntale. Humble Irene ... Read More »