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When it comes to music, the small island nation of Cape Verde is better known for its female musical exports such as “barefoot diva” Césaria Évora or Mayra Andrade. Norwegian based guitarist and singer-songwriter Ary Morais is also playing his part in sharing the sensual, melancholy Cape Verdean resonance read more
Bi Kidude bint Baraka is Zanzibar's most famous cultural ambassador and East Africa's legendary barefoot diva of taarab and unyago traditional music.
Bi Kidude's exact date of birth is unknown, much of her life story is uncorroborated, giving her an almost mythical status. Kidude started out her musical career read more
Sudan is a massively diverse country, geographically and politically linking the Middle East to the rest of Africa. Sudan has been a musical crossroads for centuries, with a long extending history intertwined with that of its neighboring countries - Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Central Republic, Chad and Libya. read more
Carrying the spirit of his island, Chébli Msaïdie weaves a vivid soundtrack tapestry through his music of life as he sees it; as a child of ethnic diversity, of time spent away from his homeland and of the multicultural encounters in between.
Born in the Comoros, Chébli first learned to read more
FM Academia is one of Tanzania’s best loved bands, more commonly known as Wazee wa Ngwasuma (or elders of their unique Ngwasuma style). They are specialists in Tanzanian rumba or muziki wa dansi that moves crowds like no other sound across the country.
Established in 1997 under the read more
All singing, all dancing, hiphop-ing bottle player Freddy Massamba returns to Zanzibar with his own line-up. Deeply grounded in his Central African roots, his music is a smooth blend of soul, hiphop and funk. Having enjoyed an 11 year career in Europe he has accompanied a varied array of read more