Christmas Songs: Music from France – concentration musique de l’école Massé

Noel des enfants du Monde is a french christmas songs. Listen to this version of the school choir from Massé:

Music from Burkina Faso – Smarty

Smarty once was part of the burkinabé music duo ‘Yeleen’ together with Mawndoé. Today they’re both performing their own ways of music. “Stop Pas la Music”, is a really awesome song!

Music from DR Congo – Nico Kasanda

Nico Kasanda, born in 1939 in Belgian Congo, was a pioneer of soukous music. He’s also known as Docteur Nico. In the young age of 14, he started playing in the group ‘Le Grand Kallé et l’African Jazz’ and became an influential guitarist, as a  meeting with Jimi Hendrix shows. He already died in 1985 in Belgium. Listen to his piece “Zadio”:

Music from Canada – Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer

Les Charbonniers de L’Enfer (in english: The little coal miners from Hell) are a canadian acadian folk music group known for a capella music. Listen to their song “Les Jour d’la Semaine”:

Music from France – Jacques Dutronc

Jacques Dutronc, born in 1943, is a french chansonier,yé-yé  and french pop/rock musician. Here’s his nice song “Et moi, et moi, et moi”:

Music from Tanzania – X Plastaz

X Plastaz  is a Tanzanian Rap, hip hop group. They call their music ‘Maasai hip hop’, a unique mixture of traditional Maasai chanting and elements from hip hop, dancehall and even Hindi music. Here is their song “Africa”