Music from Algérie – Hasna El Bacharia

Hasna El Bécharia is extraordinary. She is still the only woman in the Maghreb to play gnawi music, a ceremonial beat that has remained an exclusively male preserve since the animist beliefs of the Bilad es-Sudan, (in Arabic, the Land of the Blacks – today’s Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Niger and Chad) encountered the monotheist faith of Islam from across the desert. Her choice has exposed her to a great deal of rejection and sarcasm, but Hasna’s mind and soul are irrevocably bound up with the mystic trance music learnt from her father, a pious man who was himself a maâllem or master of gnawi (the plural of gnawa) syncretism, a black Sufism forged by the descendants of sub-Saharan slaves in White Africa, also called diwan in East Algeria and stambali in Tunisia. Here is her song “Hakmet Lakdar”

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Music from Spain – Maceo Plex

Maceo Plex is another great electronic music composer from Valencia, Spain. Listen to his relaxed “Under The Sheets”:

Music from Turkey – Muslum Baba

Muslum Baba, also know as Müslüm Gürses, born in 1953, is a turkish singer. After a car accident he was already manifested death, but he rescued himself out of a charnel house. Here’s his nice song “Seni Yazdim Kalbime”:

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 Uganda – Juliana Kanyomozi

Juliana Kanyomozi, popularly known as Juliana, is a Ugandan female musician, entertainer and actress. She started her career as a karaoke singer but after releasing a couple of albums, she’s shot to fame, winning various awards. Here the song “I am Ugandan”

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