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."
SouthAfrican talent across amapiano and hip hop will perform across three stages next year. “Merging both established and upcoming South African talent, ‘Cotton Fest’ will once again showcase the diversities in music, while fusing the gaps within the different local current movements,” the release read.
CANEX and AFRIMA are aligned as platforms with the mission to promote, develop, and celebrate African talent ... We are happy about the fact that this will also help further promote African talents to an international audience, and give them more access to career-lifting opportunities.
In addition to a high-profile fashion show, film screening and a range of live performances, CANEX WKND will close with a multi-artist concert that features some of the best talent from Africa and beyond ... CANEX and AFRIMA are aligned as platforms with the mission to promote, develop, and celebrate African talent.
The WorldMusicFestival for Women will be staged in Ghana for the first time with 20 upcoming female artistes from the African continent billed to showcase their talent. The music festival scheduled to take place on November 16-20, 2022, would witness a series of musical performances from the 20 selected female musicians.
According to the group’s choir master, Shimmy Jiyane, “Our group was formed in order to celebrate the unique and inspirational power of African gospel music ... the music “combines South African struggle songs sung by communities fighting the oppressive apartheid regime and the songs of America’s Civil Rights Movement.
Love was in the air, landing right at the heart of music fans on-board ... “As a proudly SouthAfrican airline, we’re thrilled to be able to play a small part in supporting local musical talent, and wish Jimmy all the best with the release of this awesome new work,” said KirbyGordon, Chief Marketing Officer at FlySafair.
AFRIMA has grown to become the only continental platform that aims to promote and disseminate musical works and immeasurable talent of African Musicians from both young and old generations ... In partnership with the African UnionCommission, AFRIMA is the pinnacle of African music globally.
Through the Lalabela MusicAcademy, he is working towards developing a production base on the African continent, and to discover new talents in doing so ...Having had the opportunity to listen to traditional music while here, he is particularly impressed and interested with the Unesco-recognised Moutya music.
Coming off the new wave of Ghanaian talents permeating the global music scene, African-owned digital distribution, PR, and brand management company, Crux Global held a music writing camp ahead of their debut compilation album dubbed ‘The Come Up’ some months back.
... and electronic music. On his fourth studio album, 2021’s Interblaktic, Muzi demonstrates a natural talent for writing engaging, theatrical music about the under-explored universe of intergalactic adventures and African space travel ... I don’t know how anyone ever Doubt African music.
“BigZulu is asking SouthAfricans to help find this amazing talent so she can feature on the singer’s music video which will be a dedication to women and children during the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children, which is held between the 25th of November to the 10th of December every year.