Wassoulou Music: Echoes of Mali Soul in Rhythm and Tradition

Wassoulou Music: Echoes of Mali Soul in Rhythm and Tradition

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Rwandan Pop: A Mélange of Distinctive Musical Elements

Rwandan Pop is a mélange of distinctive musical elements ... sweet sounds of the inanga, a traditional Rwandan instrument, alongside modern instruments like guitars and synthesizers in Kinyarwanda.

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Oporo: Complimentary Instrument of Nyatiti

Diverse in its nomenclature across African regions, the Oporo is known by diverse names - Hwamanda in Shona language, Mbata in Tumbuka, Engwara in Rutoro, Atenteben in Ashate kingdom ...

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Mass The Difference: EP review - pushing South African hip hop boundaries

Night Before, is a seven-track EP showcases Mass The Difference ability to craft expressive rap lines that resonate deeper with listeners.

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African Music Library announces its Oroko Radio Residency

African Music Library in collaboration with Oroko Radio brings a groundbreaking discussion titled Genre Studies to you, our esteemed listeners.

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Foster kicks off in Abeokuta at Magret Crowns School

Foster is a music education initiative of the African Music Library dedicated to bringing the gift of music education to children in disadvantaged African communities,

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PsychoYP and JeriQ the hustler: Evil Twin EP review - tale of shared challenges and victories

In Evil Twin EP, JeriQ fuses his vibrant South East Igbo rap flow, infectious energy, and streetwise storytelling with  gritty Abuja trap and drill swagger of PsychoYP.

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Galala: Relics of Mainstream Street Pop Culture from late 90s

Galala dance music is said to have originated from the streets, particularly the streets of Ajegunle, a suburb slum in Lagos state, Nigeria.

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Blinky Bill: We Cut Keys 2 review - a triumphant comeback

We Cut Keys 2 is a 16-track album that showcase unique style of Blinky Bill, marking a triumphant comeback for one of Kenya trailblazers in alternative music... highlighting his distinctive evolution and musical prowess.

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Grammy Awards: South African singer Tyla wins inaugural Best African Music Performance category

Tyla clinches the highly coveted inaugural award for Best African Music Performance at the recently held Grammy Awards.

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Shekere: an incredible African percussion instrument

The shekere goes by numerous names, reflecting its widespread influence and popularity across the African regions and beyond its borders.

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Joshua Baraka: Growing Pains EP - a nuanced and resonant artistic expression

Ugandan singer and producer Joshua Baraka has released a seven-track EP, Growing Pains.

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African Music, more than the Sounds

The influence of African music transcends borders, finding a place in the rhythms of the Caribbean to the soulful tunes of African-American genres.

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Ric Hassan: Afro Love review - Afrocentric sounds, love-infused lyrics and more

With the first track I.G.D.T (feat. Bayyani), the African gentleman sets the pace for the rest of the tracks, both in terms of theme and level of output, and takes listeners through a soothing musical journey with intricate, relatable, and quintessential wording from the love dictionary.

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The Akonting - An Ode to Jola Musical Heritage

Often referred to as the ancestor of the American Banjo and the precursor to the modern-day banjo, the Akoting is believed to have originated from the village of Kanjanka...