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  • African Ngoma

    African Ngoma was born in 1996 as Amani Ngoma Troupe, but because the name was similar to that of another successful Zanzibar group Imani Ngoma, it was decided to change their name to African Ngoma in 2004.

     

    The main aims of establishing this group were to help protect and preserve the read more

  • Ahmed el Salam

    Ahmed el Salam was born in Oued Souf, in the Algerian Sahara, where he learnt to play the flute. Later he moved to Algiers where he discovered the guitar. He now lives in France and his music embraces the sounds of his life, combining a sublime combination of strings (guitar, read more

  • Aleksand Saya

    Aleksand Saya’s music path began in the 1990s Réunion Island hiphop and underground reggae scenes. While he evolved into performing at sound systems and block parties, he fell in love with maloya music, a vector of history, emotions and traditions.

    Through ‘kabar’ events, lifted by maloya’s powerful rhythms and instruments, Saya read more

  • Aline Frazão

    With Angolan parents and grandparents from Cape Verde, Brazil and Portugal, Aline Frazão was born and raised in Luanda. She debuted on stage aged only nine, since then learning to walk the paths of traditional Angolan and Cape Verdean music, Brazilian bossanova, Portuguese fado and jazz. Aged 15, she first read more

  • Amani Drummers

    Amani is a Burundian traditional cultural drummer/dancing group comprised of 20 active drummers and dancers, based in Mtabila refugee camp in Kasulu District. Burundian refugees established the group in 1994, right after they had fled civil unrest and ethnic violence in Burundi and settled in refugee camps in northwestern Tanzania.

     

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  • Ambasa Mandela & the Last Tribe

    Singer, songwriter and musician, Ambasa Mandela, popularly known as Mandela, is renowned for his unique and powerful voice, the messages in his music, and his high energy performances. At its core, his music can be described as a blend of East African rhythms alongside benga, afrosoul and reggae.

     

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