Music from the US -Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra

Antibalas founded 1998  (Spanish for “bulletproof”) is a Brooklyn-based afrobeat band that is modeled after Fela Kuti’s Africa 70 band and Eddie Palmieri’s Harlem River Drive Orchestra. Although their music generally follows the musical architecture and language of afrobeat, it incorporates elements of jazz, funk, dub, improvised music, and traditional drumming from Cuba and West Africa.(wiki)

Here is their song “Uprising”


Music from Nigeria – Flavour N’abania

Flavour N’abania, best known by his stage name Flavour is an eastern nigerian highlife and afrobeat musician, born in 1983. Listen to his nice song “Ada Ada”:

Music from Nigerian – Fela Kuti

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 — 2 August 1997), or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat music, human rights activist, and political maverick. Here is the song “Teacher Don’t teach Me No Nonsense “

Find his son music “Rise” here

Music from DRCongo – Alicios Theluji

Alice Niyonsaba  known as Alicios Theluji born in 1987, at Nyanzale in the Province of Kivu in the DRCongo. She sings in English, Swahili, Lingala and French. Here performing with Juliana Kanyomozi from Uganda. Enjoy “Mpita Njia”

Music from South Africa – Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela, born in 1939, is a great south african trumpeter, composer and singer of jazz and afrobeat music. Here’s his great song “Stimela“:

This was a Music-Suggestion from Kweli, thanks!

Music from Angola – Bela Chicola

Bela Chicola was born in the province of Bie, in the center of Angola. She sings in Portuguese and Umbundo languages. Her music styles are Semba, Afrobeat, Zouk, Sungura, Rebita, Kizomba and Rumba. Here´s the Song “Pilima Yangue”