Music from Japan – Kodo

Kodo is a japanese Taiko Drum ensemble, founded 1976 under the name Sado non Kuni – Ondekoza , they gave their debut under the new  name 1981 on the Berlin Festival. Kodo means “Children of Drums ” or in another meaning “Heartbeat”, the band consists of 24 artists

Here is their sample “Spirit of Taiko ”

 

Music from Angola – Sam Mangwana

Sam Mangwana, born February 21, 1945, is Angolan musician, born to a Zimbabwean migrant father and an Angolan mother. He is the frontman of his bands Festival des maquisards and African All Stars.

Mangwana was a member of François Luambo Makiadi’s seminal band TPOK Jazz, and Tabu Ley Rochereau’s bands African Fiesta, African Fiesta National and Afrisa International. Here is the song “Galo Negro”