Music

Angélique Kidjo (Benin)

Born in Benin (West Africa), Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy award-winning music recording artist deemed "Africa's premier diva" by Time Magazine. Kidjo's internationally acclaimed repertoire includes collaborations with various recording artists such as Carlos Santana,...

Eboa Lotin (Cameroon)

EBOA LOTIN was born on the 06th August 1942 in DOUALA CAMEROON, of a religious pastor father, Adolphe LOTIN SAME (renovator of the Cameroon Baptist Church), author of more than 400 hymns (interpreted by Francis BEBEY in his beginnings) and a busy housewife mother. He...

Pierre Akendengué (Gabon)

Pierre Akendengué is a singer-songwriter from Gabon who mixes his African upbringing and his European further education to find and never part from his true self. He is one of the great masters of contemporary African music and has been for now about 4 decades. He was...

Kanda Bongo Man (DR Congo)

Congolese Soukous Superstar, Kanda Bongo Man was a favourite of the late, great John Peel and was first introduced to UK audiences by Peter Gabriel at the inaugural WOMAD festival. He has headlined world music festivals throughout the world, and his performances...

Bob Marley (Jamaica)

Bob Marley, the Jamaican singer-song-writing and music legend. Bob Marley, if he really needs to be introduced, was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1964–1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981)....

Gudugudu (Niger)

Description The Gudugudu is a drum instrument ... Sound Listen to the single Gudugudu playing the musical clue in the background of a set of Djerma Dundun drummers from Niger, led by the master drummer Isah Harmani, here recorded by Stephen Jay and extracted from the...

Djembé (Mali)

The Djembe is an African drum instrument of the Mandingo people that dates back to the 12th century  when it was played in the great Mali Empire.It is undoubtedly one of the most known African instruments but also one of the most powerful drums. It is known to be used...

Baka Water drumming (Cameroon)

This article is about the Baka Water drumming from the country of Cameroon. The Baka or Baaka people live in from the central African rainforests, mainly situated in the South East of Cameroon but also in the Congo basin and in Gabon. Expert in forest life, they are...