DANCE MUSIC FROM THE "DARK CONTINENT"
AFRICAN MUSIC INSPIRED BY AMERICAN MUSIC INSPIRED BY AFRICAN MUSIC
Funny How The Circle Turns Around
Genge, Hip-Life, Morna, Juju, Wassoulou, Amharic, Makossa, Mbalax, Arab-Flamenco, Kwela, the contemporary popular music of Kenya, Ghana, Cape Verde, Nigeria, Mali, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Senegal, Morocco, South Africa, and Brooklyn. Some is more traditionally African, but you can hear the echoes of it in European, North American, Caribbean and Latin American music, echoing back in the African sounds again. It's a small world after all. Just listen, majununi:
YOUTUBE: JUA CALI (GENGE: KENYA, EAST AFRICA)
"Ruka by Jua Cali"
Rappin' in the Rift.
YOUTUBE: OFORI AMPONSAH (HIPLIFE: GHANA, WEST AFRICA)
"Sardine - Ofori Amponsah"
It's got a good beat --I'd give it a 99!
YOUTUBE: CESARIA EVORA (MORNA: CAPE VERDE, ATLANTIC AFRICA)
"Cesaria Evora - Cabo Verde"
YOUTUBE: KING SUNNY ADE (JUJU: NIGERIA, CENTRAL AFRICA)
"KING SUNNY ADE - JA FUN MI"
You can almost hear the oil pumpin'.
YOUTUBE: OUMOU SANGARE (WASSOULOU: MALI, WEST AFRICA)
"Oumou Sangaré - Seya [NEW CLIP]"
Rich sounds from the poorest country in the world.
YOUTUBE: JOHNNY RAGA (AMHARIC: ETHIOPIA, EAST AFRICA)
Reggae from the land of Jah, Irie, Irie!
YOUTUBE: EMILE KANGUE (MAKOSSA: CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICA)
"Emile Kangue - Motamatakate"
Man can rock a coat!
YOUTUBE: YOUSSOU N'DOUR (MBALAX: SENEGAL: WEST AFRICA)
"youssou N'dour - jigeen gni"
Got BIG juju!
YOUTUBE: JUAN PENA (ARAB-FLAMENCO: MOROCCO, NORTH AFRICA)
"LAS MIL Y UNA NOCHES , JUAN PEÑA ( IMAGENES DECORACIONES CULINARIAS )"
From the intersection of Europe, Africa & Asia.
YOUTUBE: POPS MOHAMED (KWELA: SOUTH AFRICA)
Guess he just likes strange foreign names.
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