Music from Guinea – Fodé Kouyaté

Fodé Kouyaté is a Guinean musician performing folk and Afro-Jazz. Here is his song “Loubama Kouma”

Music from Angola – Selda

 

Selda is Angolan singer & song-writer performing Afro-Jazz, soul, Semba, Kilapanga and rock. Here is the song “Aquela Rua”

 

Music from Angola – Filipe Mukenga

Filipe Mukenga, is an Angolan musician and songwriter born in Luanda in 1949. Mukenga started sing in 1964 influenced by  Beatles. He collaborated with bands like Os Brucutus, Os Indómitos, The Five Kings, The Black Stars, os Rocks, os Electrónicos, os Jovens and Apollo XI.

Performing Semba, Afro-jazz, Kilapanga and afro-fusion, Mukenga make miracle with his music. I hope you enjoy this wonderful melody about peace, unity, fraternity and also against  anger and war: “Angola no Coração” (Angola on my heart).

Music from Mali – Kandia Kouyaté

Kandia Kouyaté (also known as Kandja Kouyaté, born in 1959 in Kita, Mali) is a Malian jelimuso (a female griot) and kora player. Here is the song “Woulalé”

Music from Kenya – Fadhili William

Fadhili William Mdawida (November 11, 1938 – February 11, 2001), was a Kenyan musician/composer who is most famous for his song “Malaika” which he recorded with his band ‘The Jambo Boys’ around 1963. Here is the original song “Malaika”

keep reading about Fadhili William Here

Music from Benin – Kiinzah

Morgyane Diane Fadonougbo is a Beninese singer who goes by the name Kiinzah. She is certainly one of the rising stars in the African music scene. Here is her song “Femi”