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December 2002:

 Koutiakan (Mali);
 Ouza (Senegal);
- New albums of Abdoulaye Diabaté, Boubacar Traoré (Kar Kar) and Wenge El Paris added;
- New page: most visited artist's pages.
- Updated Music festivals in Africa page.

November 2002:

 Alpha Blondy (Côte d'Ivoire)
 Femi Kuti (Nigeria);
- New albums of Bembeya Jazz, Kassemady Diabaté and Félix Wazekwa added;
- Reworked page about Salif Keita (Mali) with detailed album information and pictures;
- Updated Festival page.

October 2002:

 Sorry Bamba (Mali);
 Awilo Longomba (Congo-Kinshasa);
 Empire Bakuba, with Pépé Kallé, Papy Tex (Congo-Kinshasa);
- New albums of Guy Lobé, Youssou N'Dour and Sally Nyolo added;
- New page on Music festivals in Africa;
- Reworked page about Extra Musica (Congo-Brazzaville) with detailed information on albums and band members;
- Reworked page about Askia Modibo (Mali) with detailed album information.

September 2002:

 Fodé Kouyaté (Guinée);
 Magic Black Men (Mali);
 Super Mama Djombo (Guinée Bissau);
- New albums of Chantal Ayissi, Orchestre Baobab and Adolphe Dominguez & Wenge Tonya Tonya added;
- Reworked page about Academia (Congo-Kinshasa) with detailed album information;
- Minor redesign of Musiques d'Afrique start page;
- New country page Musiques de Côte d'Ivoire both in English and in French.

August 2002:

 Doussou Bagayogo (Mali);
 Dora Decca (Cameroon);
 Zélé le Bombardier (Cameroon);
- New albums of Moni Bilé, Manu Dibango, Kandia Kouyate, Petit Pays, and Touré Kunda added;
- Reworked page about the late Fodé Kouyaté (Mali) with detailed album information.

July 2002:

 Les Escrocs (Mali);
 Sami Rama (Burkina Faso);
 Zêdess (Burkina Faso);
- New albums of Amadou & Mariam and Ben Decca added;
- Musiques de Guinée pages now also available in French language.

June 2002:

 Stella Chiweshe (Zimbabwe);
 Yaya Diallo (Mali);
 Awa Maïga (Côte d'Ivoire);
- New albums of Toumani Diabaté, Isnébo & Faadah Kawtal and Tiken Jah Fakoly added;
- Reworked page about Habib Koité with pictures and detailed album information;
- Updated Festival page;
- Musiques d'Afrique web site now ad-free (no more unsollicited pop-up windows!).

May 2002:

 Djoloff (Senegal);
 Diogal Sakho (Senegal);
 Gino Sitson (Cameroon);
New albums of Sekouba Bambino Diabaté, Camayenne Sofa, Ifang Bondi, K-Tino, Oliver Mutukudzi and Monique Séka added.

April 2002:

 Defao & The Big Stars (Congo-Kinshasa);
 Adolphe Dominguez & Wenge Tonya Tonya (Congo-Kinshasa);
 Lapiro de Mbanga (Cameroon);
 Les Sofas de Bamako (Mali);
New albums of Grace Decca and Mamady Keita added.

March 2002:

 Djeli Moussa Diawara (Guinea);
 Tiken Jah Fakoly (Côte d'Ivoire);
 Félix Wazekwa (Congo-Kinshasa);
New albums of Lokua Kanza and Salif Keita added.

February 2002:

 Georges Dickson (Cameroon);
 Déné Issébéré (Mali);
 Secka & le Royal Band de Thiès (Senegal);
New albums of Salif Keita, Ismael Lô and Meiway added.

January 2002:

 Faadah Kawtal (Cameroon);
New album of Coumba Gawlo added.

      Congo Special:
         Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca (Congo)
         Sam Mangwana (Congo)
         New albums of Diblo Dibala, Koffi Olomide and Papa Wemba added.

Updates 2003-2009
Updates 1998-2001

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