Sierra Leone complained for more than 50 days not a single case of Ebola. This are great news and great News should be celebrated. In Western countries, one would have a press notice released and allow ministers to visit hospitals. But West Africa works differently: the SMAC sends first a beautifully optimistic music video in the world. We twerk with them
Daby Balde,born in 1969 is an awarded Senegalese roots and traditional musician. Listen to his nice song “Boye“:
The Namib Marimbas is a music group founded 1988 in Walvis Bay /Namibia .
From their Homepage :
GOAL OF THE GROUP:
The music, of which we have composed many songs ourselves, expresses the love of our beautiful African country, Namibia. We believe that our music can build bridges and we wish to deliver a message: That of respect for the culture of our ancestors and hope for a peaceful future.
We welcome exposure to the music of other cultures, and regard this as an ongoing learning process.
This is their song “Grazing back home ” a track from 2006 filmed in the dunes outside of Swapokmund
Opira Morise Kato is a musician from Uganda singing “in Acholi-language and plays on a traditional Ugandan instrument called ‘Adungu’. He made this acoustic instrument into an electrical one.” (ugandanrecordings.com). Listen to his nice song “The Problem Won’t Allow Me To Sleep”:
Wes is a world music duo consisting of Michel Sanchez (ex member of Deep Forest) and Wes Madiko. Listen to their #1 “Alane” released in may 1997:
Jilahena Natu is a musician from Morocco.
Tan Tan is a drab administrative centre of around 70,000 inhabitants. Because it’s part of a duty-free zone, along with the rest of the Tarfaya Strip and Western Sahara, a lot of shops sell goods such as radios, computers and electric razors. Aside from its moussem (see Tan Tan Plage), Tan Tan’s one claim to fame is that it was a departure point for Hassan II’s famous Green March to occupy the Western Sahara (La Marche Verte, or el Massira el Khadra).
Here is their song “Enabia Allah ”
Wizboyy Ofuasia is a Nigerian singer. Listen to his great song “Lovinjitis” featuring Diva Teeyah: