african music

music is not limited to entertainment: it serves a purpose to the local community and helps in the conduct of daily routines. Traditional African Patrick Ngcobo, the only indigenous African on the continent to have become an expert of Carnatic music, has died in South Africa, leaving his A museum honoring the musical and cultural contributions of artists from Otis Redding to Marvin Gaye is set to be built in Nashville. The planned drummer nicknamed 'Hotstix' studied and passed the exams he had failed to sit 44 years before He is one of South Africa's best loved musicians, Searching for a song to play behind images of the memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, someone at CBS' morning show, "CBS This Morning," The 17th annual African Nova Scotian Music Association Awards were handed out at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax Saturday night. The coastal Arab nation of Oman is the unlikely center of a thriving African music scene with roots stretching back centuries and across the Leo Sarkisian, 91, retires after a legendary career spent collecting African music for Voice of America. "The Banjo Lesson," by Henry Ossawa Tanner , 1893. Oil on canvas, 49″ × 35½″.


Hampton University Museum. African-American music is an umbrella Vieux Farka Toure and Tinariwen among acts who mesh African traditions with Western styles. When we talk about African music in the United States The Voice of America is one of the world's most trusted sources for news and information from the United States and around the world. VOA is Remember Toto's "Africa"? Here's what it's about, according to band member Jeff Porcaro: " a white boy is trying to write a song on Africa, A trio of musicians from different regions of Africa joined me in VOA’s Studio 4 here in Washington for some good conversation and music. The — Services are scheduled this weekend for Christopher C. Styles, the first African-American band director and chair of the department of music Want to attend some awesome events over the next few months but don't know what's happening? Not to worry, we've got you covered! Sometimes, album cover art reveals more about the society it sprung from than the music. "The Banjo Lesson," by Henry Ossawa Tanner , 1893. Oil on canvas, 49″ × 35½″. Hampton University Museum African-American music is an umbrella Remember Toto's "Africa"? Here's what it's about, according to band member Jeff Porcaro: " a white boy is trying to write a song on Africa, Clegg and Youssou N'Dour have paid homage to late South African icon Nelson Mandela at the 20th edition of the World Festival of Sacred Music There are good reasons this controversy doesn't seem to be going away VIDEO Researchers found chimps prefer music with varied ratios and strong and weak beats.


The elegant revelers at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Sunday night were not fazed by the fact that Youssou N'Dour and his band, Super Etoile, took Title: Fish Vendor's Cries, Other Title: Selling Fish, Contributor Names: Kennedy, Stetson (Collector)Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (Collector)Halpert, Director, Cinematographer and Editor: Miriam Agwai - http://videogirlandotherstories.com Music & Lyrics: Naomi Wachira (ASCAP) - http://naomiwachira.com In case you haven’t noticed, the VOA radio show, Music Time in Africa, and this companion blog has a new face; and it’s me!  So let me begin Fire in June. Pool/Getty Images But people who heed Obama’s call may have to carefully budget their time, as June is also African-American Music This man became a hit DJ with one hand. Now he wants to take on iTunes in South Africa A mistake led to an idea. That idea failed, which led to an even better idea. Chimpanzees prefer Indian and African tunes over strong beats of Western music, a new study has found..

The 25 Best South African Hip-Hop Songs of 2016
“Vura” is a good example of South Africans owning trap music and not just copying and pasting what Americans are doing. A stone-cold South African classic song. Easily the second biggest song of 2016—after Babes Wodumo’s “Wololo”—“Ngud

7 Facts You Should Know About Zensi Miriam Makeba “Mama Africa”
In the 1960s, she was credited as being the first artist from Africa to popularize African music around the world. Here are a few other interesting facts to known about “Mama Africa.” 1. Makeba was born in Johannesburg in 1942. Her mother was a Swazi

Music Week Africa Conference Discusses The Role Of The Music Industry In Revatilizing The Economy
Experts and stakeholders across the African music ecosystem gathered at the Nigerian Stock Exchange on the 8th of December 2016 to discuss the opportunities, insights, and trends concerning the future of the African music industry. The event, which was the

African Children’s Choir to perform
The choir is a nonprofit humanitarian and relief organization dedicated to helping Africa’s most vulnerable children through education. Music for Life, the parent organization for The African Children’s Choir, works in seven African countries

Interview: Pharrell Williams on the Music of “Hidden Figures”
They were African-American, they were women and it was the 1960s, so those were our coordinates. That’s what we locked in on and that’s what we tried to chase.” He said this might be the music they listened to as they were cooking and driving to work.

Our top African-print inspired looks for men
We have a list of five songs from this #afrojazz artist. One of East Africa’s hottest female vocalists, Vanessa Mdee aka Vee Money, has just dropped a new raunchy music video titled ‘Cash Madame’. It comes as MTV gave her a spot on its TV series Shuga.

The West African Highlife Band Performs for a Winter Nights Dance Party at the Osher Marin JCC
The Kanbar Center at the Osher Marin JCC brings the multicultural flavors, movement, live music and fun of Summer Nights festivals to the indoors. Jan. 28, 2017 will be a celebration of West African Highlife Music and Dance with Baba Ken Okulolo & The West

Review: ‘Citizen,’ Reggie Wilson’s Bridge From African-American History to the Postmodern
A range of taped music was played (uncredited in the program), largely showing different kinds of descent from African music, but there were also extensive passages of silence. Most of the dance’s 70 minutes were taken up by extended mini-marathon solos

Your name (required)
Your e-mail (required)