The eclectic sound of Africa
The traditional music of Africa, given the vastness of the continent, is historically ancient, rich and diverse, with different regions and nations of Africa having many distinct musical traditions.
We will fly you to the corners of Africa and let you indulge in the sounds of the different cultural music that Africa has to offer.
Hear the Sounds of Africa
There’s more to African music than it just being “African”. Music genres are plentiful on this continent.
Here’s a short list of just a few of them:
Fela Kuti created Afrobeat by fusing traditional Nigerian music, jazz and highlife. Today, it is often mixed with hip hop or makossa and well known even outside Africa.
Apala is a percussion-based style of the Muslim Yoruba people in Nigeria, West Africa.
Assiko is a rhythmic dance from Cameroon.
This dance music developed from the traditional music of the Beti in Cameroon. The sexy dance moves remind of the popular Mapouka from the Ivory Coast.
- Benga music
Popular music in Kenya. The electric bass guitar imitates the melodies of the traditional Kenyan eight-string lyre called Nyatiti.
- Chimurenga music
Popular style from Zimbabwe. The melodies played by modern instruments are based on the traditional Mbira music of the Shona people.
Pop music from the Ivory Coast/France with danceable percussion and deep bass. This style is said to help Ivorians through tough times and difficult political situations.
The are many other genres of music in Africa including: Coladeira (Cape Verde), Gqom (South Africa), Bongo Flava (Tanzania), and, Cabo-Love (Cape Verde).
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