Hamid Bouchnak (born 13 May 1969 in Oujda) is a Moroccan raï singer.
Here is his song “Bambara” a mashup of traditional hythms and pop music elements
in 1998 he (Hamid ) wrote a song for the national soccer team “Allez allez ” what means Go ! Go !
unfortunately the soccer team is not qualified for the world championship this year but their neighbours Algeria
Anita Macuácua, is a Mozambican singer and songwriter performing urban and folkloric music of Mozambique. Here is her song “Avano”
A song in tribute to the city M’hamid El Ghizlane and its Festival of Music Taragalte desert and the World, including Oum was the godmother of the fourth edition.
This video relates all the highlights of this trip in the Moroccan desert. Shared with the people of hamid times, but also with artists from Mali (Tartit), Mauritania (Noura Mint Seymali), France (Nico Wayne Toussaint).
The 2012 edition of Taragalte Festival theme was Women of the desert.(youtube)
what great pictures and music , great like
Gnawa Trance Music from Morocco by Mustapha Bagbou
Bouri ya Bouri
Life has a rhythm, it’s constantly moving.
The word for rhythm ( used by the Malinke tribes ) is FOLI.
It is a word that encompasses so much more than drumming, dancing or sound.
It’s found in every part of daily life.
In this film you not only hear and feel rhythm but you see it.
It’s an extraordinary blend of image and sound that
feeds the senses and reminds us all
how essential it is. (Youtube)
Music from Guinea/Africa
By the brothers Thomas Roebers and Floris Leeuwenberg
Film crew during one month in Baro, Guinee Afrika.
Antoine Wendo Kolosoy (April 25, 1925 – July 28, 2008), known as Papa Wendo, was a Congolese musician. He was considered the “Father” of Congolese rumba music, a musical style blending rumba, beguine, waltz, tango and cha-cha.
Wendo was born in 1925 in Mushie territory, Mai-Ndombe District of western Congo, then under Belgian colonial rule. His father died when he was seven, and his mother, a singer herself, died shortly thereafter. He was taken to live in an orphanage run by the Society of the Missionaries of Africa, and remained there until he was 12 or 13, expelled when the fathers disapproved of the lyrics of his songs. Wendo began playing guitar and performing at age 11.
Kolosoy became a professional singer almost by chance after having worked also as a boxer, sailor and longshoreman in Congo, Cameroon and Senegal. From 13 Wendo traveled as a worker on the Congo River ferries, and entertained passengers on the long trips. Between 1941 and 1946 he traveled as a sometime professional boxer, as far from home as Dakar, Senegal. Here´s his song “Camille ”
In the 70s, Morocco has experienced through five musicians, trained in the school of the street and decided to break with the invasive Oriental languor, a musical explosion that was to be for young people the cry of their desires, frustrations and their revolt.
Their repertoire is drawn from the crucible of culture and the Moroccan and Arab-Andalusian poetry, but also in religious texts from leading religious figures in Islam.
They have been called “The Rolling Stones of Africa “
Karima Nayt grew up in Algeria, achieved in Cairo as a dancer and singer international fame, and now lives in Sweden.
Nayt sings of the Algerian civil war and its aftermath, the threat to freedom by dictatorships, the needs of young women in a crusted patriarchy and pretense unattainable material values through the media, which pursue more and more young people.
Here is her song ” Djazair”
The band LABESS has been founded 2003 (Labess means “everything becomes good ” in arabic language ) ) The first album Labess “TOUT VA BIEN” has been nominated at the Gala A.DI.SQ 2007 for Best Album of the Year in Music world, they have been also nominated for the Canadian Music Awards.
Here is their song “El kess ydour”
Rokia Traoré (born January 24, 1974 in Kolokani, Mali) is a singer from Mali. 1997 she met the musician Ali Farka Touré Traoré , who was an important inspration for her . In 1998, she recorded her first album.
From her album “Beautyful Africa” here is her song “Kouma”