Listen to some great African Performers




Here’s the links to some of our favourite artists:

The great Salif Keita from Mali sings La Différence.  He performed on the 2008 African Soul Rebels tour at The Sage Gateshead

Angelique Kidjo from Benin sings the classic Swahili song Malaika

Gumboot Dancing by Black Umfolosi of Zimbabwe

The wonderful Rokia Traore from Mali singing M’bifo – she was in Middlesbrough on the African Exopress in September 2012

Jigeen GniYoussou N’Dour of Senegal, probably the biggest name in African music

Fatoumata Diawarra, born in Cote D’Ivoire, with Clandestin – exceptional

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani DiabateKala Djula. Two great instrumentalists from Mali

A capella by Ladysmith Black Mambazo of South Africa – Homeless

Lahlumlenze by Thandiswa Mazwai  – a powerful singer from South Africa. She performed at The Sage Gateshead in 2006 at the World Music Summit

Utru Horas by Orchestra Baobab from Senegal – performed at Northern Stage in 2003 and at the Sage Gateshead in 2011

The master Franco from Congo with Likambo Ya Ngana

There’s so much more – try

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