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The birth of Djmawi Africa happened at a student concert at the INC Algiers in December 2004. On that fateful day Jamil, who never leaves his guitar, was spontaneously invited to perform on stage. He was joined by Fethi on violin, Zouhir on derbouka, Abdou on electric guitar and goumbri, read more
Erik Aliana’s sharp erudition and soft energy have earned him status as a key African artist in Europe. If he lives now in Paris, Erik Aliana grew up between Yaounde and Badissa, a village in central Cameroon. A cultural divide and two ways of life that have marked his understanding read more
Jafari Rashid Igomba who is blind, is the founding member of Ifa Band. His love for music pulled him to regularly visit rehearsals of a local band Baba Toni in his home village of Ligama. This is where he learned to play acoustic guitar. In 2000 that band stopped performing read more
Ihhashi Elimhlophe is a household name in South African maskandi traditional Zulu music. Leader Bheki Ngcobo, the brains behind the group, first recorded in 1986. He has never looked back since. In 1976 Bheki Ngcobo left his small village in KwaZulu Natal for Johannesburg, in search of opportunities.
He started read more
Born in Maputo, Mozambique and growing up on music stages around the world, Isabel Novella is blessed with God’s greatest gift: the voice to sing. As well as being an amazing singer-songwriter, she has a stage presence to die for. Unique in style and performance, Isabel has carved her own read more
Back in the 1950s and 60s many regions in Zanzibar including the streets of Stone Town had at least one taarab or kidumbak group. Sadly few remain. However, in the village of Mahonda, on the main road north from Zanzibar Town, since 1993 the KIKI Kidumbaki group has been alive read more