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Congo moves to add rumba to Unesco’s world heritage list

The Times/The Sunday Times 12 Oct 2021
The sensual modern rumba, that is so unforgiving of amateur dancers, evolved in Cuba after the arrival of African slaves, whose drumming was blended with the melodies of ...
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2021 International Day of the Girl: Malala Fund hosts workshop on advocacy, girls' education, school safety

Reliefweb 12 Oct 2021
Forty young Nigerian women between the ages of 18 and 23 have benefited from a three-day intensive workshop on advocacy, girls' education and school safety, organised by Malala Fund ... Yemi Osinbajo and other government officials ... Participants were also treated to soothing melodies of inspiration and hope by African Union CIEFFA Champion, Ife Michael ... .
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KingDonna a rising star in house music industry

Independent online (SA) 11 Oct 2021
Pretoria - Years from now, when the South African dance music is written, it will not be complete without the name of Donald Thabo Seleka, commonly known as KingDonna ... He describes his music as African electronic with a dash of tech. “Simply put, I turn my life into melodies ... South African music was growing in an amazing way, he said.
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John Frayne | Blown away by Illinois Wind Symphony performance

The News-Gazette 10 Oct 2021
His 1946Ballad for Band” was a somewhat understated work that attempts to evoke the spirit of African American spirituals without any literal quotations. It begins with quiet, smooth melodies, followed by an active middle section, to a cool ending.
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Two Congos seek UNESCO listing to reclaim rumba’s rhythms

Indian Express 07 Oct 2021
Sixty-one years later, rumba remains at the core of African music, and a movement has emerged to cement its reputation and secure its protection ... Born in the melting pot of 19th-century Cuba, rumba combined the drumming of enslaved Africans with the melodies of Spanish colonisers.
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‘It is our identity’: two Congos seek Unesco listing for rumba

The Observer 06 Oct 2021
Sixty-one years later, rumba remains at the core of African music, and a movement has emerged to cement its reputation and secure its protection. Born in the melting pot of 19th-century Cuba, rumba combined the drumming of enslaved Africans with the melodies of Spanish colonisers.
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Two Congos seek UNESCO listing to reclaim rumba's rhythms

Reuters 06 Oct 2021
Sixty-one years later, rumba remains at the core of African music, and a movement has emerged to cement its reputation and secure its protection ... Born in the melting pot of 19th-century Cuba, rumba combined the drumming of enslaved Africans with the melodies of Spanish colonisers.
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We’ve not abandoned Ghanaian genres - Sefa

Ghana Web 30 Sep 2021
Ghanaian singer Sefa (Sefadzi Abena Amesu) has said her adoption of South Africa’s amapiano style of music does not amount to a rejection of Ghanaian music genres ... It is distinguished by high-pitched piano melodies, Kwaito basslines, low tempo 90s South African house rhythms and percussions from another local subgenre of house known as Bacardi ... .
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The Music and Genius of Fela Kuti: Remembering Nigeria’s Afrobeat Maverick 24 Years Later

The Washington Informer 15 Sep 2021
He encouraged Africans to recover their self-reliance and pride as countries across the continent gained independence from colonial masters in the 1960s, said Femi Kuti, Fela’s oldest son and leader of the Positive Force band ... While in Ghana, he explored more forms of West African music, which influenced him.
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How MTV VMAs host Doja Cat became 2021’s signature pop star

The Los Angeles Times 12 Sep 2021
Even the lilting “Kiss Me More,” which has been knocking around the upper reaches of the Hot 100 for months, sounds odder the more closely you examine its squirmy vocal melody ... Certainly, Doja Cat — the daughter of a Jewish mother and a South African father — is a beneficiary of ...
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Stonebwoy and Focalistic connect on new Amapiano sound ‘ARIBA’

Ghana Web 11 Sep 2021
It is characterized by high-pitched piano melodies, Kwaito basslines, low tempo South African house rhythms from the 1990s, and percussions from another local house subgenre called as Bacardi ... the two African superstars’ latest collaboration.
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The After-Sermon: America, this land that I love

The Courier Times 10 Sep 2021
Now, I am a United States citizen with South African roots; a South African who lives in the USA. The South African in me remains a little stronger than the American but as the years roll the balance shifts ... The USA, most profoundly, and ironically, gave me my African American sons.
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Moroccan Jewish music and life via piyutim

The Jerusalem Post 01 Sep 2021
Since its inception, the Piyut Ensemble has developed a singular choral style, drawing on the polyrhythms and harmonies of North African and Middle Eastern traditions of liturgical poetry, synagogue melodies and a broad palette of world music colors and textures ... These are Moroccan hill songs which are much more African, and more bluesy.
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The week in classical: Chineke! Orchestra; Alcina – review

The Observer 29 Aug 2021
In a programme of music by composers of African ancestry, all but one of the works was new to the Proms ... The novelty, after Fela Sowande’s wide-ranging African Suite (1944), was Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement (1934).
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Nigeria: Ghanaian-Born Nigerian, Dan Drizzy, Gets Into His Stride

All Africa 20 Aug 2021
Ghanaian-born Nigerian singer, Daniel Odum aka Dan Drizzy, ended 2020 in grand style when he crafted his first EP with a variety of African melodies ....
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