African popular music
African popular music, like African traditional music, is vast and varied. Most contemporary genres of African popular music build on cross-pollination with western popular music. Many genres of popul...
African popular music - Wikipedia
Nick and Diana - Satuday night demo @ DFX
Denver Fusion Exchange Saturday night demo: Nick Jones & Diana Cruz January 12, 2014
UNIDOS POR LA KIZOMBA - "VERSUS ACADEMY" (Flashmob Ostia, Rome, Italy) - YouTube
UNIDOS POR LA KIZOMBA - "VERSUS ACADEMY" (Flashmob Ostia, Rome, Italy) music: VersuS - Opera SCUOLE PARTECIPANTI: VERSUS ACADEMY - MARIPOSA DANCE SCHOOL - JU...
Adiouza Samba-Mbalax
Adiouza Samba-Mbalax Réalisation / Film director : Lionel Mandeix - http://www.milk-africa.com
Reggae
The remaining great singers and musicians of Jamaica's Golden Age of music, Rocksteady, come together after 40 years to record an album of their greatest hit...
Reggae - Playlist 2
Natiruts Reggae Power - 4 - Naticongo.
Reggae
Sound: All rights reserved WMG. one of the best reggae mixes ever! Wayne Wade - Lady Maxi Priest - Wild World Steve Kekana - Raising My Family UB40 - Red Red...
Afrobeat
Afrobeat is a combination of traditional Nigerian and Ghanaian music, jazz, highlife, funk, and chanted vocals, fused with percussion and vocal styles, popularised in Africa in the 1970s. It was named...
Apala
Apala (or Akpala) is a musical genre, originally derived from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. It is a percussion-based style that developed in the late 1930s, when it was used to wake worshippers after ...
Benga music
Benga is a genre of Kenyan popular music. It evolved between the late 1940s and late 1960s, in Kenya's capital city of Nairobi. In the 1940s, the African Broadcasting Service in Nairobi aired a stea...
Bikutsi
Bikutsi is a musical genre from Cameroon. It developed from the traditional styles of the Beti, or Ewondo, people, who live around the city of Yaoundé. It was popular in the middle of the 20th century...
Bikutsi - Wikipedia
Bubu music
Bubu music is traditional music played by the Temne people in Sierra Leone. The music was originally used in witchcraft ceremonies, but later it turned into a popular religious processional style play...
Chimurenga music
Chimurenga music is a Zimbabwean popular music genre coined and popularized by Thomas Mapfumo. Chimurenga is a Shona language word for liberation, which entered common usage during the Rhodesian Bush ...
Fuji music
Fuji is a popular Nigerian musical genre. It arose from the improvisation Ajisari/were music tradition, which is a kind of music performed to wake Muslims before dawn during the Ramadan fasting season...
HighLife
Highlife is a music genre that originated in Ghana at the turn of the 20th century and incorporated the traditional harmonic 9th, as well as melodic and the main rhythmic structures in traditional Aka...
HighLife - Wikipedia
Jùjú music
Jùjú is a style of Nigerian popular music, derived from traditional Yoruba percussion. The name comes from a Yoruba word "juju" or "jiju" meaning "throwing" or "something being thrown." Juju music di...
Logobi
Logobi also written in French as Logobie is an urban musical genre accompanied with certain dance moves. It first appeared in Côte d'Ivoire in 1986 and became popularized initially in university camp...
Makossa
Makossa is a noted Cameroonian popular urban musical style. Like much other late 20th century music of Sub-Saharan Africa It uses strong electric bass rhythms and prominent brass. In the 1980s makossa...
Sakara music
Sakara music is a form of popular Nigerian music based in the traditions of Yoruba music.It is a Moslem-influenced style, mostly in the form of praise songs, that uses only traditional Yoruba instrume...
Salegy
Salegy is a popular music genre from Madagascar. Originating as a Sub-Saharan African folk music style in the northwestern coastal areas of Madagascar, modern salegy is the genre of Malagasy music tha...
Salegy - Wikipedia
Sega music
Sega (French: Séga) is one of the major music genres of Mauritius, the others being its fusion genre Seggae and Bhojpuri songs. It has origins in the music of slaves on the island, and is usually ...
Sega music - Wikipedia
Soukous
Soukous is a genre of dance music that originated from Cuban Rumba music in the Belgian Congo and French Congo during the 1940s and gained popularity throughout Africa. Soukous is known as Congo in We...
Soukous - Wikipedia
Unyago
In Swahili culture, most notably in Zanzibar and in some areas of western Kenya, the word unyago refers both to a set of rituals and to the music and dance styles that are traditionally associated wit...
Yoruba music
The music of the Yoruba people of Nigeria and Benin are perhaps best known for an extremely advanced drumming tradition, especially using the dundun hourglass tension drums. Yoruba folk music became p...
Yoruba music - Wikipedia
Zouglou
Zouglou is a dance oriented style of music originated from Côte d'Ivoire during the mid-1990s. It started with students from the University of Abidjan drawing on elements of other styles of music, esp...
Reggae
Reggae is a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 1960s. While sometimes used in a broad sense to refer to most types of popular Jamaican dance music, the term reggae more properly denote...
Reggae - Wikipedia
The Abyssinians
The Abyssinians are a Jamaican roots reggae group, famous for their close harmonies and promotion of the Rastafari movement in their lyrics.
The vocal trio was originally formed in 1968 by Bernard...
The Abyssinians - Wikipedia
The Wailers (reggae band)
Bob Marley and the Wailers were a Jamaican reggae and ska band created by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer. The band formed when self-taught musician Hubert Winston McIntosh (Peter Tosh) met N...