Somi: Grammy-Nominated Int’l Artist Releases New Album Honoring Makeba

Grammy-nominated International Artist Somi has released a new album honoring legendary South African singer Miriam Makeba. The album is entitled Zenzile:...

Snoop Dogg Acquires Death Row Records

In a full-circle moment, rap legend, actor, entrepreneur and television show host Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus has acquired Death Row Records,...

Go-Go Finally Gets Added to Regional Roots Grammy Category

Chris Richards of The Washington Post is reporting Go-Go music, Washington, DC's Black regional dance music has finally made it's way...

Rap Legend: John “Ecstasy” Fletcher Dies at 56

The blogosphere is weeping over the loss of John "Ecstasy" Fletcher of the legendary rap group Whodini! Fletcher, known as "Ecstasy"...

DJ D-Nice: CQ Made 2020 Election Season & COVID Bearable

As we move into the Holiday season and stare down the Georgia Senate run-off that will hopefully keep the normally red...

African Jazz Great Manu Dibango Dies of Coronavirus

The Associated Press is reporting African jazz-funk great Manu Dibango has died of complications related to COVID-19. Dibango blended African rhythms...

Irving Burgie Remembered for Selling 100M+ Records

Irving Burgie, Songwriter who helped bring Calypso to America has died. Burgie wrote the calypso song “Day-O” (“The Banana Boat Song”) which...

African Diaspora: New Year’s Eve Traditions

  In a photo gallery, Chantal Martineau of the Huffington Post shares different New Year's Eve traditions that occur throughout the African...

The Burton Wire’s Christmas Playlist

The Burton Wire would like to wish you a safe and Happy Holiday season! To help you get into the Christmas...

Music Legend Dennis Edwards Dies

Grammy award-winning music legend Dennis Edwards of The Temptations has died. Edwards joined The Temptations in 1968 after the departure of...

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