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Ode Audio: A Bridge to Black Radio

Eagle-Tribune 28 Sep 2022
28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MEMPHIS, TN – Research shows that radio reaches 92% of African Americans weekly ... Now, African Americans, perhaps America’s most prolific radio listening audience has a mobile app that is curated and customized to their tastes ... 70% of radio listening by ...
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Abdullah Ibrahim — a tribute to a living legend

Mail Guardian South Africa 22 Sep 2022
The Blue Note Jazz Club is one of those live music joints that will cram you into shared tables with strangers — Omicron, Delta and crew be damned ... music; medicine, meditation; martial arts; movement; menu and masters ... His music is still a staple for many South Africans and resounds across South African radio stations on any given Sunday afternoon.
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‘Gallo Vault Sessions’ unpacks rich history with the likes of Hugh Masekela and Simphiwe Dana

Independent online (SA) 16 Sep 2022
The episode unpacks South African music from the late 1980s by considering how technology affected its sound and how music finally broke free of SABC radio censorship to the rise of powerful black female voices. Despite these giant strides, it reflects on how we still tend to hear more American music on the radio than South African.
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2022 RIAA Hip-Hop Honors: A Cultural Celebration For Icons MC Lyte and Grandmaster Flash

Vibe Magazine 16 Sep 2022
Congressman Hakeem Jefferies and music executive Jeff Harleston were also honored ... Hence, if a musical release reaches 500,000 in sales, it achieves Gold certification from the RIAA ... Carla Hayden, TV/Radio host Big Tigger, National Museum of African American Music President and CEO, Henry Beecher Hicks and more.
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Zanele Potelwa to host the 2022 SAMA red carpet

Independent online (SA) 26 Aug 2022
Television and radio personality Zanele Potelwa has been announced as the 2022 South African Music Awards red carpet host ... “As a radio presenter and DJ, music is my bread and butter ... The official red carpet will be broadcast live on YouTube, SABC1 and the South African Music Awards channel on August 28.
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Tastemaking entertainment platform TikTok has become guerilla radio for Gen Zs

Independent online (SA) 21 Aug 2022
To solidify its position within the local music industry, TikTok recently partnered with the South African Music Awards (SAMAs) to introduce the inaugural public-voted "TikTok Viral Song of the Year" category ... something that is significant in the South African music industry.”.
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The devil went down to Gambia! The surprising history of African country music

The Observer 10 Aug 2022
Bulawayo Blue Yodel – a compilation of country-influenced African music ... The history of African country music is largely uncharted ... In the 1940s and 50s, as African soldiers returned from the second world war and local radio and record labels took off, came the first recordings of country-influenced African music.
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Reinvention is the key to longevity in the industry – Khuli Chana understands this best

Independent online (SA) 31 Jul 2022
His experimental single “Buyile”, which fuses his unique rap style with amapiano, is up for the Music Video of the Year award at the upcoming South African Music Awards (Samas) and his latest single “Take Care” has been a mainstay on urban radio since its release late last year.
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Legendary artist Roberta Flack to receive Keys to New York City at St. Albans Jazz Festival

AM New York 30 Jun 2022
In 1974, Flack became one of the first Black investors in the New York City radio station WBLS, which provided the musical soundtrack to the Big Apple’s African American community in the decades to follow ... At the age of 15, she earned a full music scholarship to Howard University ...
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iHeartMedia and Charlamagne Tha God Announce First-Ever Black Effect Podcast Festival

The Joplin Globe 28 Jun 2022
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 28, 2022--. iHeartMedia and Charlamagne Tha God today announced the first-ever Black Effect Podcast Festival to celebrate, uplift and amplify Black voices in the podcast industry ... (Graphic ... CONTACT ... ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS/CONCERTS AFRICAN AMERICAN TV AND RADIO CELEBRITY MUSIC CONSUMER PODCAST ... .
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Shauneille Perry Ryder, 92, pioneering Black theater director

The Buffalo News 17 Jun 2022
Marian Anderson's Story," about the brilliant Black contralto; directing and rewriting the book for a 1999 revival of "In Dahomey," the first Broadway musical, originally staged in 1903, written by African Americans; and writing a soap opera for a Black radio station in New York City.
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Irwin disc jockey still spinning ’50s, ’60s tunes in his ’80s

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 03 Jun 2022
George Reccelle grew up in McKeesport in the 1950s, listening to legendary Pittsburgh disc jockey George “Porky” Chedwick on the Homestead radio station WAMO and fell in love with the music. “He played mostly African-American music on WAMO.
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Clarence Avant, famed music executive, endorses Rick Caruso for mayor

The Los Angeles Times 21 May 2022
Clarence Avant came to wide renown for his work managing jazz acts like Sarah Vaughn and Freddie Hubbard, founding record labels that released albums by Bill Withers and Jimmy jam & Terry Lewis, bringing the first African-American owned FM radio station to L.A., and chairing the board of Motown Records.
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"AfroSoundz Radio" Now Heard on iHeartRadio Bringing Cultural African Music & Afrobeats to the Mainstream

Longview News-Journal 20 May 2022
AfroSoundz Radio(www.afrosoundz.com) is a new free streaming music platform whose mission is to present modern, culturally engaging African music to people all over the world ... A platform for listeners all over the world not just to listen to African music but also experience ...
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Nomfundo Moh among the rising stars performing at ‘Shanya’na nge White Star’

Independent online (SA) 19 May 2022
... to the heart of local music,” says Makhothi ... "The idea behind the campaign is that the more South Africans listen to and support local music, the more local content will be played on radio and TV, helping all our favourite artists to emerge from the dry season caused by Covid.

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