The Melody d’Afrique channel, the first Afro heritage channel, is expanding its distribution in Africa. Since June 10, StarTimes subscribers have accessed to Melody d’Afrique, the channel for African music, a family entertainment channel, dedicated to all the richness of African music from the 60s to 2000. It is also available in satellite and TNT respectively on channels 717 and 432.
Throughout the year the greatest musical styles of African culture are represented through a rich and varied program Afro Beat; Afro Zouk; Mbalax; Makossa; Naija Music; N ’Dombolo; Reggae; Congolese Rumba; African Salsa; Zouglou.
A channel exclusively dedicated to the great figures of African song: Alpha Blondy; Angelique Kidjo; Cesaria Evora; Fela Kuti; Femi Kuti; Franco; Ismaël Lô; Koffi Olomide; Manu Dibango; Mbilia Bel; Miriam Makeba; Mory Kanté; Papa Wemba; Rokia Traoré; Salif Keïta; Tabu Lay Rochereau; Tiken Jah Fakoly; Touré Kounda; Youssou N’Dour.
The CEO of Melody, Jérôme Dutoit stated, “I am delighted with these new agreements which demonstrate the market’s interest in this unique channel. I am pleased and proud to expand our audience and offer StarTimes viewers the possibility to discover the richness of the heritage of African music.”
On the other hand, the Head of the Media Division of StarTimes, Lily Meng commented, “StarTimes wanted to offer Melody from Africa to its subscribers because it highlights the musical heritage of the continent in a unique way. Our subscribers will be delighted to rediscover these big names of African music.”