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Atongo Zimba comes from the north of Ghana. He was very young when his grandfather taught him to make and play the koliko (or molo), a two stringed lute, which is used throughout the savannahs and deserts of West Africa.
His time as a child was divided between the read more
Hailed by the New York Times as an “irresistible brew of West African music and electronica,” Burkina Electric is the first electronic music group from Burkina Faso. Based in Ouagadougou, it is at the same time an international band, with members also living in New York, U.S.A. Burkina Electric's music read more
Cheikh Lô is one of the great mavericks of African music. A superb singer and songwriter as well as a distinctive guitarist, percussionist and drummer he has personalised and distilled a variety of influences from West and Central Africa, to create a style that is uniquely his own.
Lô dedicates both read more
Comrade Fatso & Chabvondoka
[[[Samm Farai Monro, better known as Comrade Fatso, is one of Zimbabwe's most popular and controversial poets. He performs Toyi Toyi Poetry, radical street poetry that mixes Shona with English and mbira with hip hop. It's an art form that is an uprising against the bloody ZANU (PF) regime.
If Robert read more
Culture Musical Club
Founded in 1958, Culture Musical Club is Zanzibar's most prolific and successful taarab orchestra. The club performs widely at concerts in Zanzibar town, but also frequently travels overland with a fold-up stage and an electricity generator to bring its music to the rural areas. They have released hundreds of songs read more
DCMA Young Stars
Artists are from the DCMA student body and are all under the age of 25.The DCMA Young Stars was established to perform at Alliance Francaise?s world music festival at Dar es Salaam. The band features a diversity of styles and instruments and performs unique combinations of taarab, dance, African read more