26 May 2017

Celebrating the rhythm of Africa

Here are some artists who have remained true to the African sound, promoting true African music all over the world.

Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela, affectionately known as Bra Hugh is committed to restoring African heritage. Although he has worked with international stars such as Marvin Gaye, Dizzy Gillespie, The Byrds, Fela Kuti, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder, he remains true to the African sound.
Oliver Mtukudzi

Oliver Mtukudzi is one of Zimbabwe's most renowned and internationally recognised cultural icons. He has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond, but like Bra Hugh has remained true to the African sound, with songs that promote unity in his own country of Zimbabwe and other African countries.
Thandiswa Mazwai

Thandiswa Mazwai may be young compared to Bra Hugh and Oliver but she has shown that even in your youth you can remain true to your roots and still be relevant. After leaving the popular group "Bongo Maffin", Thandiswa ventured onto a solo career with her first project reaching double platinum status.
There are many other musicians who continue to promote the true African sound to the world such as Salif Keïta from Mali, The Soil (SA), Mafikizolo (SA), Nástio Mosquito (Angola) and Asa (Nigeria).

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