Music from Canada/ Congo DR – Pierre Kwenders // World Music

Pierre Kwenders, born in Kinshasa in 1985, now living in Canada, is a singer best known for his modern world music mixed with electro, pop and rumba elements. Listen to his amazing song “Mardi gras”:

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Music from Malawi/ UK – The Very Best // Fusion

DJ and producer Johan Hugo and Esau Mwamwaya, a singer from Malawi are the collaboration The Very Best. Their music is really an awesome fusion mix of traditional african music, jazz, dance, pop and hip-hop. Listen to their great song “Hear Me”:

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Music from Canada – Loreena McKennitt

Loreena McKennitt, born in 1957, is a Canadian celtic, new age and world musician. With over 14 million sold records, the daughter whose parents ere of Scottish and Irish descendent, she is one of the most popular celtic musicians. Listen to her great piece “Tango to Evora”:

Music from Zimbabwe – Lovemore Majaivana

Lovemore “Majaivana” Tshuma is a Zimbabwean musician, arguably the most  popular Nbebele  singer.  Majaivana means good dancer and he has been known for his dancing on stage. Listen to his nice song “Xolani”:

Music from Angola – Dontana

Dontana is a singer, songwriter, percussionist and composer from Angola, now living in Bavaria, Germany. After several years of singing in a choir and learning to play new instruments, he created his own sytle of music: a mix of traditional and modern African music. Have a listen to his great song “Tadi ko“:

Music from Algeria – Aziza Brahim

Aziza Brahimi, born in 1976 in the sahrawi refugee camps in Algeria. In 1995 Brahim won the ‘1st National Song Contest‘ of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic. After a tour through Europe, she became more and more popular and released her first albums. Have a listen to her wonderful song “Lagi”: