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A maize field, Mkushi, Zambia, December 2019. Photo credit: Eoin Ryan. Maize is the staple food crop of most African countries.

Each year, Africa Day falls on 25 May to commemorate the formation of the African Union (formerly the Organisation of African Unity) in 1963. More spe(...)

South by Southwest 2020 has been canceled by the city of Austin amid concerns over the  coronavirus. Photograph:  Michael Buckner/Getty Images

The South by Southwest (SXSW) arts and technology festival in Texas has been cancelled due to fears about the coronavirus outbreak. Austin mayor Stev(...)

Body & Soul Music and Arts Festival has announced the full stage times for its 10th Aniversary celebration of the summer solstice which kicks off (...)

Keaton Henson

Saturday, April 13th DUBLIN IS SOUND Pillow Queens Grand Social, Dublin, 1pm €12/€10 thegrandsocial.ie Co-presented by Nialler9 (ak(...)

New artist of the week: Maynooth-based boys Matt O’Baoill and Max Zanga AKA Tebi Rex

What: Alternative indie-hip-hop pop Where: Kildare Why: Matt O’Baoill and Max Zanga are two young Maynooth boys who have been building a fine head of (...)

George Ezra will be playing his current  hit Shotgun in Belfast on Friday August 10th. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/EPA

Saul Williams Sugar Club, Dublin Saturday August 4th 8pm €20 thesugarclub.com Over 20 years ago, would-be actor Saul Williams chanced upon an open mi(...)

Electric Picnic: The Prodigy will play this year’s festival. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Prodigy have been added as headliners to the final Electric Picnic line-up which has just been announced. The English electronic dance band, who(...)

Kildare rap duo Tebi Rex

It was dark out and I was riding home in a far-too-packed Luas that, from the smell of cheap alcohol and sweat, was determined to destroy my remaining(...)

Athlone-based artist Sequence, whose music draws less inspiration from American counterparts than Nigerian Afrobeat and dancehall music.

What: Irish dancehall afrobeat pop Where: Ireland Why: While Irish hip-hop and rap acts have been getting their kudos through introductory pieces, p(...)

The bouncy pop electronics of Soulé’s ‘Troublemaker’ could pop off dance floors at any time

Over two hours and 59 minutes, Spotify crystallises the fresh Irish rhythms currently bumping beneath the nation’s concrete pavements and in subterran(...)