AFRICA

Dancing in the Dust: South African ‘Rieldans’

Few things compare to the high energy buzzing around the dirt dance floor when the rieldans starts. The light, fast tempo dance is more than just about the music and dancing, it’s about keeping one of the oldest cultures alive. These traditional South

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King Sunny Ade: The Prince Who Became King

Sunday Adeniyi (later to become King Sunny) was born in 1946 in Ondo in the Western reaches of Nigeria. He was born into a Christian family, his father was a minister of the local Methodist church, and his mother was

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Sounds of the Nation

The historic sounds of the African Nation African music includes musical sounds as well as practices of all the indigenous people of the African continent. These people consist of the Berbers in the Saharan; the San people also known as

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In Africa Music is Life

Music in Africa is varied, with so many regions, nations and cultures; each has a history of its own. The African continent has 20 percent of the land mass and has a population of more than 934 million. The African

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