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  • N'Faly Kouyaté

    N'faly Kouyaté was born in Siguiri and grew up in Conakry, the capital of Guinea. As son of the famous “Konkoba” Kabinet Kouyaté from Guinea, N’Faly Kouyaté was brought up traditionally as a djeli (griot), an ambassador of the Mandingo culture. Thus, he stands in line with the professional musicians read more
  • Nadi Ikhwan Safaa

    Founded in 1905, Nadi Ikhwan Safaa can probably trace its roots back further than any other orchestra in Africa. At first, the orchestra played Egyptian and Arabic music. In the early 1950s, they started composing their own songs, with Swahili lyrics. Since then, Ikhwan Safaa - or "Malindi Taarab", as read more
  • Nako2Nako Soldiers

    Nako 2 Nako came together in Arusha during 1999, where they are the leading exponents of a special style of hiphop particular to the town and widely respected as more "hard core". Leading group members include Dar Hustla, Lord Izzi, G-Nako and Bou-Nako. They describe their music as "street-hiphop", and read more
  • Natacha Atlas

    Musically and geographically, Natacha Atlas has always been an itinerant. The Anglo-Egyptian singer has spent more than a decade fusing electronic beats with North African and Arabic music, finding links between seemingly disparate musical genres, exploring new and different sonic settings and working with a wealth of like-minded collaborators from read more
  • Nathalie Natiembe

    Nathalie Natiembé is a phenomenon. A character whose calibre shapes the stories later told from generation to generation. She doesn’t need any tricks to fascinate. She just uses her voice like no one else. Natiembé lives on multiple influences, crossbred sounds. She is immersed in jazz, reggae and a lot read more
  • National Taarab All Stars

    Kikundi cha Taifa (National Taarab Orchestra) of Zanzibar was founded many years ago, having a flexible set up but always featuring the cream of the crop of taarab musicians from the Islands.   The group is presently under the artistic direction of two of Zanzibar's taarab maestros, Mr Iddi Suwedi of Culture read more