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 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC8oIBUqQvo

Angelique Kidjo from Benin sings the classic Swahili song Malaika   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haQz9dCoZ3E

Gumboot Dancing by Black Umfolosi of Zimbabwe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnAxhQk4drM

The wonderful Rokia Traore from Mali singing M’bifo – she was in Middlesbrough on the African Exopress in September 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNcPAo16M4Y

Jigeen GniYoussou N’Dour of Senegal, probably the biggest name in African music  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH2Sof_Czlw

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd-aH-r_fj4

Ali Farka Toure & Toumani DiabateKala Djula. Two great instrumentalists from Mali http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PKdK_68r0A

A capella by Ladysmith Black Mambazo of South Africa – Homeless http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp3pPFjH_Sg

Lahlumlenze by Thandiswa Mazwai  – a powerful singer from South Africa. She performed at The Sage Gateshead in 2006 at the World Music Summit https://youtu.be/wlHGX4lgmFw

Utru Horas by Orchestra Baobab from Senegal – performed at Northern Stage in 2003 and at the Sage Gateshead in 2011 https://youtu.be/FikLuvl1UZU

The master Franco from Congo with Likambo Ya Ngana https://youtu.be/CvkwOfLiDNc?list=RDCvkwOfLiDNc

There’s so much more – try

http://myafricanmusic.com

http://www.myafricanbargains.com/

http://www.africanmusiciansprofiles.com/

http://musictodiefor.wordpress.com/50-favourite-african-songs/

http://www.last.fm/user/thomas10/journal/2009/07/18/2vm6u3_best_african_albums_ever

http://musictodiefor.wordpress.com/playlist-new-african-music-mar-2012/

http://myafrica.allafrica.com/list/music/main/class/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJw5J5qy3Vk

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/african-music

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tnmp/features/worldmusicarchive

http://www.360nobs.com/2013/01/360-nigerian-music-charts-top-10-most-downloaded-songs-06-01-2013-12-01-2013/

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