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  • Dawda Jobarteh

    Dawda Jobarteh is a Denmark-based artist, originally from The Gambia. He takes his griot heritage seriously, being the grandson of Alhaji Bai Konte and son of Amadou Bansang Jobarteh. In Mandinka kora music, both were legends of their times.

    Dawda learned music playing calabash at the feet of his uncle Malamin. read more

  • Del & Diho

    Del and Diho provide a perfect example of Indian Ocean music for the 21st century. Original, melodic and imbued with Mahori culture, this is music with roots and passion. Music that will rock you, relax you and make you jump up and celebrate. The uniqueness, energy and quality of this read more

  • Diana Samkange ‘MaNgwenya’

    Diana Samkange, aka ‘MaNgwenya’ is a Zimbabwean musician based in Harare.

    She started her career with an urban music group called 2BG (Two Boys & A Girl) but after a short stint was groomed by the legendary Zimbabwean Afro-Jazz musician Tanga Wekwa Sando, who intensively tutored her vocal read more

  • Dizu Plaatjies & The Ibuyambo Ensemble

    Dizu Plaatjies, the son of a Xhosa traditional healer, grew up in the Cape Town township of Langa in South Africa. Behind his warm smile is a serious and spiritual person. He is the founder and former leader of South Africa’s internationally celebrated marimba group, Amampondo.
     

    Dizu’s compositions read more

  • Djeli Moussa Diawara

    Guinean singer and composer Djeli Moussa Diawara is foremost among world players of the kora, the African harp-lute of the Manding people of the Senegambia. Born in Guinea in 1962 into a family whose musical roots span generations, his father was a famous player of the balafon read more

  • Djmawi Africa

    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