Music from Namibia – Namib Marimbas

The Namib Marimbas is a music group founded 1988 in  Walvis Bay /Namibia .

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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

Music from Morocco – Jilahena Natu

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).

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Here is their song “Enabia Allah ”

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 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”:

Music from Guinea/US – Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate

A US-African Hip Hop Duo with african music influences – Sekou Kouyate from Guine the African Jimi Hendix of the Kora and Joe Dricscoll  from ney York present a fusion of Reggae, Hip Hop , Folk and Afro Beat