African Music

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Meet the trendsetters that have shaped African music

By |2020-08-02T14:14:15+00:00July 26th, 2020|

Africa is home to a number of fantastic musical artists and genres and there are more coming to the forefront all the time. With influences from the rich cultural backgrounds of the continent, some genres that are unique to Africa have started to develop, integrating new and old world sounds to create something truly unique. The advent of numerous musical festivals such as the Gnaoua World Music Festival in Morocco and  the Lake of Stars in Malawi has opened up a world of possibilities to experience these bold new genres and artists live. Here are some trendsetters that have grown the African music scene [...]

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Ultimate guide for African events

By |2020-06-22T20:42:43+00:00June 22nd, 2020|

Courtesy of Christoph Lenz/Flickr African Events in January January events in Africa are quite lengthy in duration and also quite fun. Two that are worth mentioning are the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert, which occurs each year from the 3rd to 31st of January at the Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, South Africa where many people pack a picnic lunch and head down to enjoy some really good music from home grown bands such as The Soil, Prime Circle and Parlotones. From the 9th of January to the 12th of February you can catch a great art festival known in the [...]

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African Music: A musical journey through the African continent

By |2020-06-05T09:09:54+00:00June 1st, 2020|

Africa is abundant in music festivals offering great experiences in both cultural tones unique to the magnificent continent and its countries, as well as gatherings of people enjoying worldwide music and its rhythms. Planning a trip to the continent around these African music festivals is sure to be an unforgettable journey, and we have the top 10 music festivals to experience. Courtesy of busaramusic.org African Music: SAUTI ZA BURSARA Set in the lovely historic Stone Town in Zanzibar, this festival sets to bring together around 400 artists and musicians. An array of live original Tanzanian musical styles and Swahili [...]

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African music: 10 classic albums to get you started

By |2020-06-01T17:18:39+00:00May 24th, 2020|

It comes as no surprise that there would be a whole host of musical tastes and talents to come from within the African continent. Home to numerous tribal groups, cultures, and traditions – all of which have their own take on traditional African music and tunes makes for extremely varied and diverse listening. Of course, some of the more recent groups and singers have additionally taken some inspiration from famous voices of the west, and have added their unique African sounds to it. Here we talk about ten African music albums and their creators to get you started listening to some great sounds from [...]

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