Sandton, South Africa – The KORA
All African Music Awards will be taking place on Saturday, December 6th at
the Sandton Convention Center in Sandton, near Johannesburg, South Africa.
African musicians from around the world will be recognized for their artistic
accomplishments. Previous winners for the 2002 KORA Awards have included Hugh
Masekela for Best African Musician, Alicia Keys for Best African American
Diaspora Artist, and Koffi Olomide’ who won the KORA Award in several
The Kora All Africa Music Awards and EMI/CCP Records launched a 16 track
Compilation CD earlier this year, which is a selection of the finest tracks
perfomed by previous winners of the KORA.This Kora Album features artists such as Bayete, Mandoza, Brenda fassie,
Ringo Madlingozi and Jeff maluleke from South Africa, Papa Wemba, Kofi olomide,
Awilo Longomba and Makoma from D.R.C, Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe), Femi Kuti from
Nigeria, Kojo Antwi from Ghana, Mensah Ayaovi from Togo, Jacky Rapon from Island
of Martinique, Angelique Kidjo from Benin, Kelly Price from the US.
[Photo of Oliver Mtukudzi].
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.