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Old 23rd December 2017, 03:12 PM   #11
tommus is online now tommus  United States
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fela kuti
king sunny ade - juju music is an all time great album
ali farka toure
lijadu sisters
zap mama

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Old 23rd December 2017, 03:19 PM   #12
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Jazz africain, jazz Afrique - Nos coups de coeur - Africavivre

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Old 23rd December 2017, 04:39 PM   #13
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oh yeah, Mulatu Astatke, Ethiopian cool jazz
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Old 23rd December 2017, 07:53 PM   #14
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‘Chiwoniso’.

Fabulous singer from South Africa who sadly died before completing more than 2 albums.
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Old 23rd December 2017, 08:16 PM   #15
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Ow, where to start...

Interesting names (in my taste) that i think are not mentioned yet. I'm no specialist but i know some who tell me names to check (lucky me...) and where to buy the right records...

Tony Allan (Nigeria)
Femi Kuti (Nigeria)
Monomono (Nigeria)
Orchestre Polyritmo De Cotonou (Benin)
Orchestre Black Santiago (Benin)
Koko Dembele (Mali)
Youssouf Ndour (Senegal)
Kel Asouf (Niger/Tunesia/Belgium)
Manu Dibango (Cameroon)
Geraldo Pino (Siera Leone)
Papa Wemba (Congo DRC)
Kofi Olomide (Congo DRC)
Zaiko Langa Langa (Congo DRC)
L'Orchestra African Fiesta (Congo DRC)
The Uhuru Dance Band (Ghana)
Ebo Taylor (Ghana)
Pat Thomas (Ghana)
Alpha Blondy (Cote d'Ivore)
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Old 23rd December 2017, 08:19 PM   #16
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Zap Mama is actually Belgian. All lived in Belgium as (decendants of) Congolese refugees but where at least partly raised here and started their band in Brussels.
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‘Songhoy Blues’
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Old 23rd December 2017, 10:11 PM   #19
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Africa is a continent and the music differs a lot, in the north one will often hear an arabic influence, in the south not so. It´s hard to generalize, the traditional music is conserved more in some areas like Mali (e.g.Kora players)read about the Griots and maybe less in the east where western influences may be more dominant. . Some people in the western Africa of royal heritage was not allowed to deal with music.
A common misconception on traditional African music is that it was mostly improvised. No,not usually; they often played the names of their family and after playing for long the gods took over and played through the musicians. Yes trance.

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Old 24th December 2017, 08:49 AM   #20
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Africa got a very big and diverse music scene, not only tradtional music, but also a lot of pop music, mostly complete neglected over here (Europe) and in the US, but the music there can be as advanced as here and many artists tour extensivly trough the whole africa. The budgets are smaller, but the creativity and quality is as high as in the US of Europe. It's only in the last decenium that they reach big masses outside Africa, and mainly trough internet (Youtube, facebook, twitter, ...), not by support of big record companies of radio/tv.

Traditional music off course has a big influence, but they are also making techno, house and rock music in their own style. And they use the same technics as we do, as musicians and as studio tech's and producers.

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