Given the vastness of the continent, the traditional music of Africa is historically ancient, rich, and diverse, with the different regions and nations of Africa having many distinct musical traditions.
Traditional music in most of the continent is passed down orally (or aurally) and is not written. In Sub-Saharan African music traditions, it also frequently relies heavily on percussion instruments of every variety, including xylophones, drums, and tone-producing instruments such as the mbira or "thumb piano."
“We’ve decided to continue with (the initiative), giving new talent a national platform and keeping fellow SouthAfricans entertained and close to the heart of local music,” says Makhothi ... "The idea behind the campaign is that the more South Africans listen to and support local ...
“Having received a roaring response to his current single globally, Nasty C will be sharing the stage alongside new-age talent and will also be performing with Domani to SouthAfrican audiences, showcasing their joint music as well as giving fans an opportunity to experience more ...
The African soul artist first rose to prominence in 2020 when she signed with afropop star Sjava's 1020 Cartel and released the soulful EP "UThando Lwam" ... “Like all employment contracts, this too came to an end ... "Her talent, personality, and current position as a rising star in the African SoulMusic scene makes strategic sense for us ... .
If there is one musician as commonly associated as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti with the WestAfrican musical movements Afrobeat and Afrobeats (never mind Afro-Blues and Afro-Soul), this is the preserve of Orlando Julius Ekemode ... and African popular music, of Afrobeat and highlife.
Music forms part of what defines us as people ... Whether it’s the best of African talent or multinational superstars, HUAWEI Music has got something for every taste ... Continuing our musical journey across Africa, the ‘KenyanHits’ playlist ticks all the boxes on what’s trending in the East African country.
SouthAfricanDJ BlackCoffee has always decried the pigeon-holing of African music onto the side-stage as opposed to what he called the "main stage" of music events and festivals ...Black Coffee hopes his win will help shine a light on African musical talent.
Tagging along are music artists Darque and Desiree who will complete the line-up of top DJ talent, bringing with them their vibrant sounds of the burgeoning SouthAfrican music scene ... Admired for his charitable efforts and initiatives, Shimza now turns his hand to promoting the local music scene through his Kunye imprint.
From adrenalin-pumping adventure activities, an incredible landmark setting and a music-loving crowd, all mixed with local and international music fans celebrating an artist line-up that showcases the best talent from around the African continent.Vic Falls Carnival 2022 lineup.
SouthAfrican singer and dancer Makhadzi was showered with gifts and “blessings” by the Botswana royal family, elders and government officials ... Recognised as one of the leading African stars, Makhadzi was hailed for her “talent, influence, tremendous work” and contribution to the music scene.
FrankRichmond has a musical background that ranges from classical to Motown and sacred sounds ... While at Yale, he majored in music and studied psychology ... “Music is a strange paradox,” he said ... In February, Barnard said Richmond used spirituals and music by African-American composers during the service.
Enoma has been been receiving a flood of hype since the March 4 release of his music ... Enoma, who began his music career as a rapper, has been making music since his early teens before taking his talent to the African-soul scene, a complimentary artform to his Nigerian heritage.
The large diaspora populations of many African countries in major markets such as the United Kingdom and the United States are also playing a role in seeding the continent’s music abroad ... Burna Boy becomes first African to achieve 200m streams on Boomplay Making talent visible ... African music rising.