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Traditional Music from Africa. Most South African music styles are deeply rooted in the country’s and culture’s history.

Traditional Music from Africa

Especially, the highly suppressive apartheid regime with all its repercussions helped shape many of the most prominent music styles. During the forced labour migration starting in the early 20th century, the migrant workers have developed several forms of expressive culture (see previous article on ‘Maskandi’ and ‘Gumboots’). African Music. Traditional Rhythm Band from Botswana Part 1. Traditional African Music Instruments.

Youssou N'Dour - Captivating Music From Senegal. The music of Youssou N'Dour gives you warm and golden dreams of a distant world.

Youssou N'Dour - Captivating Music From Senegal

The style that he plays is called mbalax. It's a blend of caribean rhythms, pop and traditional griot music and is very popular in his home country. Many years before I even dreamed of coming to Africa, I used to listen to his tapes. His music has a way to pull you in and capture your senses. Traditional drum beats, exotic melodies and his hypnotizing voice pick you up and carry you to the heart of Africa. 01track0. African Music.