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  earthcds: cuba, santeria, africa cd music, africa history music, africa in music, africa instrument music, africa king ...
Many of these titles are recorded during the actual traditional events that this music comes from.
A portion of all sales from titles under the earthcds label is donated to charities that assist with humanitarian needs in the countries where the music was recorded.
This branch of earthcds is for titles and recordings that have been produced by others and have been acquired by earthcds.
www.earthcds.com /miscpages/about.shtml   (162 words)

  The music of Africa - congolose sokous, zouk, makossa, lingala, mbalax, highlife and more
Their music is a mix of western hip hop, RandB, soul with the rhythms of Africa.
Mory Kante is born in Guinea in 1951.
Koffi was born in the so-called "Democratic Republic of Congo" in 1958.
crawfurd.dk /africa/music.htm   (1054 words)

 The Music of Africa
In the past, it was thought that this music propagated only vague cries and had nothing at all to do with science and art.
It is true that the keys to a better understanding of this music were elusive: music and life being intimately connected, it was difficult to separate the various elements.
To make music in Africa, it suffices for someone to begin in order for a second person to come in unexpectedly by tapping on a makeshift instrument, which can be just a bottle.
www.cartage.org.lb /en/themes/Arts/music/Worldmusic/mafrica/africa.htm   (1397 words)

  Putumayo Presents African Odyssey
It uncovers a number of artists whose music has never been heard outside of their borders as well as voices who are just beginning to be featured on the international stage.
The predominant image of African music is that of drumming and percussion, and indeed much of the rhythmic elements of contemporary popular music throughout the Western world have roots in the rhythms of Africa.
Africa is also a tremendous source of beautiful, melodic music with a slower, more introspective flavor.
www.putumayo.com /cd_africa/african_odyssey.html   (194 words)

Music is a vital expression in the lives of Africans people from morning to night, from cradle to grave; everything is done to the rhythm of music.
In east Africa the music is rather a blend of rhythms from the various neighboring countries including south African kwela and the congoles rumba influence.
In the northern region, of the continent in the countries of morocco, Algeria, Tunisia Libya, the music the music is predominantly Arabic, and Berbers.
www.echoesofafrica.com /music.php   (988 words)

 African Studies: African Music & Dance
Current and some historical background on the popular music of each country in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Indian Ocean, with information on recordings of major artists; plus "Black Paris" music industry information and links to other sites.
Netsite for the Music in the Horn of Africa (Andreas Wetter, Universität Mainz, Germany)
Music is a major element in the worship of the Orishas.
www.cc.columbia.edu /cu/libraries/indiv/area/Africa/music.html   (2962 words)

 BBC - Music - Echoes of Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dance music, pop, jazz, rock, rap, blues - there aren't many genres which don't carry an element of African 'DNA' somewhere in their make up.
The music we love has its foundation in a blend of African and European sounds.
The Bikut-si music of Cameroon, to the musical bows of the forest-dwelling Ngbaka.
www.bbc.co.uk /music/features/africa   (184 words)

 Africa Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The music of Africa is a part of all aspects of life.
They may be taught to play music and even build their own instruments.
The radio of Africa is known for both traditional roots as well as modern instruments playing western classical, jazz, rock and reggae.
www.africanculturalcenter.org /5_4_2music.html   (136 words)

 African Music - music from all over Africa
From the vibrant, complex, vocal-based music of South Africa, and the globally acclaimed superstars from Senegal and Gambia, to the irresistible dance music of Congolese soukous, this is an essential African collection.
Africa is a musical world unto itself, characterized roughly by an accentuated tradition of rhythm and community.
From the progressive 1960s, when many of South Africa's finest musicians were forced into exile by the constraints of apartheid, to the modern era and the sound of the new 'rainbow nation', it also takes in the great jazz era of the 1950s.
www.africaguide.com /shop/music.htm   (3030 words)

 WorldViews: The Music of Africa
There is the traditional music of drums (perhaps the predominant musical reference point in the minds of Westerners); there is the modern or popular music of Mali's Ali Farka Tour e, Nigeria's King Sunny Ade and his African Beats, and South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
African Music: A Pan-African Annotated Bibliography (Lems-Dworkin 1991) is noteworthy for its coverage of music from the entire continent of Africa, including its islands, as well as of African-influenced music of the Western Hemisphere.
In the Time of Cannibals: The Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants (Coplan 1994) and A Song of Longing: An Ethiopian Journey (Shelemay 1994) are case studies of music in two distinct African environments, immigrant mine workers f rom Lesotho and the Falashas of Ethiopia.
worldviews.igc.org /awpguide/music.html   (1175 words)

 African Music on the Internet
Africa 05 is a partnership of the Arts Council, the British Museum and the South Bank Centre.
An introduction to African music in 100 CDs is a directory arranged by country, name of artists or groups, CD titles, artists (including compilations), style of music, instrument, language, type of music, and label.
Their Music of Africa series is for those with a general interest in African music.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/music.html   (8187 words)

 African Studies: African Music & Dance
Current and some historical background on the popular music of each country in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Indian Ocean, with information on recordings of major artists; plus "Black Paris" music industry information and links to other sites.
Netsite for the Music in the Horn of Africa (Andreas Wetter, Universität Mainz, Germany)
Music is a major element in the worship of the Orishas.
www.columbia.edu /cu/lweb/indiv/africa/cuvl/music.html   (2571 words)

 'Music of Africa' editor takes a 'swiss-cheese approach'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The ambitious project was initially funded by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, and Stone's volume is the result of eight years of research.
To the casual listener, music of the North African cultures may not sound much like its counterpart in the Sub-Sahara, but a lot of relationship can be found, according to Stone.
"Apart from the fact that there is a lot of energy in music from both cultures, there can be found a common element in the embroidery," she said.
www.iuinfo.indiana.edu /homepages/041098/text/music.htm   (254 words)

 H2O Playlist: Music of Africa (Princeton University MUS 258/AFS 258, Fall 2004 - 2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Introduction to the vocal and instrumental music of Africa, south of the Sahara.
Topics include the place of music in society, the influence of language on musical composition, principles of rhythmic organization, urban popular music, "art" music as a response to colonialism, and the impact of African music on the earliest forms of African-American music.
Music of Africa (Princeton University MUS 258/AFS 258/ANT 258, Fall 2005 - 2006) H2O
h2obeta.law.harvard.edu /9251   (174 words)

 KBCS: :: Music Programs ::
On City Soul, you’ll hear music from Tokyo to London, from Rio de Janeiro to the streets of Detroit, and beyond.
Prisms is a review of avant-garde music outside of the classical tradition, experimental soundscapes, and art music of the West and beyond, and of the 20th century and beyond.
The music of the Mexican-American raza is rooted in Mexican regional music with its Spanish, African, and Indian influences but has evolved to become part of the heritage of American music.
kbcs.fm /site/PageServer?pagename=musicprograms   (1949 words)

 AFRICA - Teacher Tools: African Arts & Music Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students will gain an overview of the art and music that represent the diverse regions of Africa.
Students will conduct Internet research focusing on various geographical areas of Africa and diverse images of its people and landforms.
Students will be exposed to a variety of African music.
www.pbs.org /wnet/africa/tools/music/goals.html   (213 words)

 Center for Senior Citizens' Education Template
The program will also look at African musical elements that were retained in the music of the New World and how the new “musics” in the diaspora returned to re-influence the contemporary music of Africa.
Participants will be invited to think about music in cross-cultural perspective and will be introduced to elements of African dance and theatre as well.
He taught music in Ghana and Nigeria and is currently a music professor at both Macalester College and the University of St. Thomas He also directs each school’s African Music Ensemble.
www.stthomas.edu /csce/Music_Africa.htm   (325 words)

 The rhythm of Africa : Music : Boulder Daily Camera
In African music and dance, there's a word called ngoma, which encompasses the music and the dance.
Between Bantaba World Music and Dance, Kakes and Mosaic dance studios, Naropa University and the University of Colorado, Boulder has become a hub for West African music and dance.
The word djembe is the name of the drums that we play, and in the language in Africa, djembe means to bring people together.
www.dailycamera.com /bdc/music/article/0,1713,BDC_2468_4891571,00.html   (698 words)

 The Music Library at The University of South Carolina
The USC Music Library has a large collection of monographs and sound recordings relating to the music of Southern Africa.
The Music of !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert, Africa.
Music as Instrument of Diversity and Unity: Notes on a Namibian Landscape.
www.sc.edu /library/music/southern_africa.htm   (379 words)

Africa Online Music: Nigeria: Does have listening booth, and there is a link in the last section to it, but I had to include it again here because I think they do a great job of describing the music
Afro-Caribbean's Page on Nigerian Music: has links to many Nigerian artists, sometimes with biographies, and discographies, but at the time I wrote this, did not have access to listening or buying them.
- Africa Music: has links to music, musicians, concerts, news, etc. Information is about all of Africa, and not Nigeria in specific.
www.motherlandnigeria.com /music.html   (884 words)

 Music for Africa - 2007
The students have written a song entitled Yeovil in appreciation of the people of Yeovil and the help they are receiving from Music for Africa and with a bit of help from Tom Toomey have recorded it.
The money riased by Music for Africa is helping children of Africa to help themselves and giving them a future to look forward to.
By making a donation to Music for Africa you will be making a big difference to somebody's life, giving them a helping hand to earn a living and helping to develop their pride and self esteem.
www.musicforafrica.org.uk   (391 words)

 The Music Library at The University of South Carolina
The USC Music Library has a large selection of items relating to the indigenous and popular music of Africa.
Musical Instruments of Africa: Their Nature, Use, and Place in the Life of a Deeply Musical People.
Gaskin, L. A Select Bibliography of Music in Africa: Compiled at the International African Institute.
www.sc.edu /library/music/africa.html   (387 words)

 Music of Africa
I found that music available in the shops here was a bit limited and so I started to get friends, relatives and anyone else who was visiting Africa to bring me back what they could and it was nearly always on cassette with a few records now and again.
There, the cassette still remains the format on which most music was and is available.
This website is one of the very few sources of information about the huge majority of albums which have only ever been released on cassette.
www.natari.com   (166 words)

 Extreme Music From Africa CD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Africa - the dark continent of the tyrants, the beautiful girls, the bizarre rituals, the tropical fruits, the pygmies, the guns, the mercenaries, the tribal wars, the unusual diseases, the abject poverty, the sumptuous riches, the widespread executions, the praetorian colonialists, the exotic wildlife - and the music.
As a follow-up to Extreme Music From Japan, Susan Lawly releases Extreme Music From Africa.
Compiled and co-ordinated after exhaustive research through special contacts from countries as diverse as Morocco, Republic of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Uganda - and the Internet by William Bennett, this extraordinary compilation results in a totally unique vision of a totally unique continent.
www.susanlawly.freeuk.com /africa/africa.html   (132 words)

 The Big Apple: Mafrika Festival (Music of Africa)
Music written by Bob and performed by Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven with Bob on piano.
It celebrates African culture in New York City with the music and arts of Africa.
Burkinabé Entertainment, LLC., is seeking to bring the exposure of African culture to new levels in New York City through the establishment of MAFRIKA FESTIVAL, (Music of Africa), an annual, outdoor music festival featuring both traditional and modern African musicians.
www.barrypopik.com /index.php/new_york_city/entry/mafrika_festival_music_of_africa   (325 words)

 Women of Africa: Music of Africa's Divas
Unlike some areas in the world where females are discouraged from taking part in public musical performance, in sub-Saharan Africa, music is an essential social activity for all members of the community.
While many musical instruments are traditionally played exclusively by men, women often provide the voice of Africa’s music.
This legacy carries over from traditional to contemporary music, and many of today’s most popular singers in Africa are women.
www.putumayo.com /catalog/item.php?cat_id=00033&item_id=00128   (135 words)

 MIT OpenCourseWare | Music and Theater Arts | 21M.293 Music of Africa, Fall 2005 | Home
This course is an introduction to selected musical traditions of West Africa.
A variety of musical practices and their cultural contexts will be explored through listening, reading, and written assignments, with an emphasis on class discussion.
An in-depth study of music from these countries will be interspersed with brief overviews of Southern, Central, and East Africa.
ocw.mit.edu /OcwWeb/Music-and-Theater-Arts/21M-293Fall-2005/CourseHome/index.htm   (142 words)

 Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent
Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent
Africa Focus brings together, in digital form, two categories of primary and secondary resources: research and teaching materials collected by University of Wisconsin faculty and staff; and unique or valuable items related to these fields held by the University of Wisconsin Libraries.
This collection contains more than 3000 slides, 500 photographs, 50 hours of sounds from forty-five different countires, as well as a large number of difficult to find texts that librarians, scholars, and other subject specialists have deemed important to these fields of study.
digicoll.library.wisc.edu /AfricaFocus   (379 words)

 Towards an African Pianism: Keyboard Music of Africa and the Diaspora
Towards an African Pianism: Keyboard Music of Africa and the Diaspora
The presentations and music performances at the inaugural “Towards An African Pianism: Keyboard Music of Africa and Its Diaspora” event on October 7-9, 1999 at the University of Pittsburgh, USA form the basis of this publication.
Collectively they capture the excitement and intensity of music creativity that has been taking place in Africa and the Diaspora since the 20th into the 21st century.
www.music-research-inst.org /html/pubs/pianism.htm   (497 words)

 Amazon.com: The Music of Africa: Books: J. H. Kwabena. Nketia
The Garland Handbook of African Music (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities) by Ruth M. Stone
Music in West Africa: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series) by Ruth M. Stone
Musics of Many Cultures: An Introduction by Elizabeth May
www.amazon.com /Music-Africa-J-Kwabena-Nketia/dp/0393092496   (389 words)

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