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The P.U.Ps release their first album

By Musa Gift Masombuka The P.U.Ps release their first album that has been on hold from 2015 due to some difficulties. The album is titled THE PROMISE and has been released 17 March 2017.

Kings Of Our Prime – A song by XtaCy feat. Worlasi & Kwame X

By Kofi Acquah Dreams hatched in the mind of a young soul are wishfully tagged a reality when pursued. In doing so, hard work is the key element. Time anyway must be valued, as XtaCy hooked it- “no time to waste…”

Fela: The departed voice of consciousness who died in the siege of controversy

By Ogunniyi Abayomi Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti, popularly known as Fela Kuti, in his lifetime poked his fingers into the eyes of military personnel and politicians decrying the exploits and carnage orchestrated within the walls of our territory.

Cameroonian Moken Nunga and his exploits in the music industry

Photo/Daniel Nunga   By Joseph Besong Music plays a very significant role in the lives of Africans. Many do music for fun and the love of it. Many talents are not discovered in the continent of Africa because of poverty and a lack of infrastructure. In Africa, many artists can’t afford a livelihood because of […]

How apt is the description of the 1920’s in American history as The Jazz Age?

Archibald J. Motley, Jr.   By Durodola Tosin

The Brymo Klitorism: Flutes on Brymo’s Klitoris album

By Nana Arhin Tsiwah Are you a sojourner who seeks solitude out of stupor or one who looks for spaceless elements to find a part of their lost selves; or perhaps, does your heart seek the beauties of life that fuels the soul?

Editorial: Tuck Magazine 2016

    Tuck Magazine had a record breaking 2016, publishing an increased number of articles as each month progressed, easily surpassing the achievements of the year before.

Miles Davis on canvas

By Hazel Speed Like so many people, I was of course familiar with the great Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.

Bosnian Sevdah star Amira Medunjanin presents Damar: Real World Class

Schwartz Zoran Garic   By Marcus Agar   As a siren entices sailors to a watery grave, an expressive soul can lure strangers to get giddy on its intoxicating tales of love, loss and sorrow   Sarajevo-born Sevdah singer Amira Medunjanin calls on genuine emotional depth to deliver songs that tell of the allure of […]

Where Have All The Awards Gone?

John Cohen   By Ananya S Guha There seems to be some debate about the legendary Bob Dylan receiving the Nobel award. The purists feel that a musician should not be awarded an honour for literature.

Interview with Six Strings— a Ghanaian Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter

By Kofi Acquah

Re-Percussions

Blackimage GH   By Kofi Acquah There is no grey hair from the wise old aged, that falls without a rustle of her mother— and as soon as it falls, the earth quakes.

CheChe – Ghana’s Next Hip Hop Prodigy

By Nii Armah Tagoe It’s no secret that music represents different meanings for many people but one feature that cuts across divided opinions and transcends music genres is ‘Music is the art of the soul’. While many people believe music is food for the soul, the craft and skill musicians employ to make music definitely […]

African Music: The Worlasi Syndrome: A look at Nuse vs Uncut Albums

By Nana Arhin Tsiwah This is something I have been wanting to write for the past two weeks. It’s about the music industry in Ghana and the crop of artistes and music players evolving in recent and a few past years. I have been following keenly the twists and game-monkisms that keep hitting the music […]

The genius of Papa Wemba’s music

By Byobe Malenga Known by the name of Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba, but more famously as Papa Wemba, the Congolese singer, songwriter and actor was born on June 14, 1949 in Lubefu, a Kasai-Oriental region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. On April 24, 2016 the world was saddened by the news of his […]

Interview with Ghanaian musician and artist Worlasi

By Kofi Acquah

The girl in the white camisole escapes death

By Robert Kilborn And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world. —Revelation 12: 7-9

Angélique Kidjo & African youth activists honoured with international award

By Amnesty International World-renowned musician Angélique Kidjo and three inspirational African youth activist movements have been declared this year’s joint winners of the prestigious Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2016.

Poetry Speaks (and Sings)

By JD DeHart Some may say that poetry is no longer appreciated and when I ask my students about the role of poetry in their lives, the statement seems to be true. A scant one or two hands are usually raised when I ask how many members of my classroom enjoy poems, and those few […]

Sir George Martin

By Anthony Jenkins Following the recent death of ‘Fifth Beatle’ Sir George Martin, artist Anthony Jenkins paints his own thoughts on the man 

Zimbabwean lands role in 2Pac biopic

By Mathew Masinge US based Zimbabwean actress Danai Gurira has landed yet another big role as 2Pac’s mother in the rap star’s upcoming biopic dubbed ‘All Eyez On Me’.

Unforgettable Natalie

By Constance van Niekerk The new year started with sad news for the music industry. Natalie Cole, singer of the Grammy-Award winning ‘Unforgettable’ album died on Thursday night (New Year’s Eve). She was 65.

The Greatest Beats Of Your Heart: Tony Prince

New, Old, Undiscovered or World Renowned, The Five Records You Can Always Turn To Continuing the series of music articles in which individuals select five records particularly special to them, we today feature Tony Prince’s own selections and present the latest instalment of Tuck Magazine’s ‘The Greatest Beats of Your Heart’.

Tuck Magazine 2015

  Tuck Magazine had a record breaking 2015, publishing an increased number of articles as each month progressed, easily surpassing the achievements of the year before.

Next stop, the Harare International Carnival

  By Mathew Masinge Zimbabwe will next month host the 3rd Annual Harare International Carnival (HIC) where at least 15 countries including Brazil, USA, Egypt, DRC, Nigeria, Botswana and others are expected to participate.

Kenyan gospel music: Why Papa Fololo is a Fraud

  By James Ouma Something happened during the last visit by Strathmore University that has compelled the ‘Father’ in me to share about the music that our children and young people listen, sing and dance to. Though we use a lot of music and dance in our mentorship programme there are songs that are becoming a no-go […]

Radio icon fired over vulgar tweet

  By Mathew Masinge Idols South Africa judge and Metro FM presenter Unathi Msengana has been relieved of her duties over alleged racial and vulgar statements she made on a private tweet to a 19-year-old girl who commented on her show.

Less Obvious: An Alternative Best Of

  ROCK AND ROLL Rock and Roll has been described as anything from the music of gods to the devil’s music. Despite it originating from country, blues, jazz and gospel, to name but a few, in the late 1940s, it truly came into its own and the conscience of the mainstream the following decade.

Toni Braxton and Babyface to perform in Zimbabwe

  By Mathew Masinge American superstars Toni Braxton and Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds are set for their debut performances on African soil this Friday night at Zimbabwe’s Borrowdale Racecourse in Harare.

The Greatest Beats Of Your Heart: Ghiya Rushidat

New, Old, Undiscovered or World Renowned; The Five Records You Can Always Turn To Continuing the series of music articles in which individuals select five records particularly special to them, we today feature film composer and pianist Ghiya Rushidat‘s own selections and present the latest instalment of Tuck Magazine’s ‘The Greatest Beats of Your Heart’.