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      Quote Originally Posted by Raha View Post
      Hmmmm...I'm confused.

      We call ourselves Afrikans, right?

      We call our Brothers and Sisters here in the u.s. and abroad Afrikans, right?

      Yet we don't call the music that was made here and throughout the diaspora Afrikan?

      Hmmmm...

      I guess hip-hop, jazz, reggae, salsa, blues, funk, etc. are not Afrikan forms of music despite the fact that the Afrikan influence is there, DESPITE the fact that some of the artists you all mentioned (i.e. Fela Kuti and others) were influenced by the previously mentioned music forms.

      Can I get some clarity on this?

      P.E.A.C.E.

      thats right!!
      i remember one day my man was showing me this song he made... he was like, u like it? yeah... i think it sounds afrikan.

      I was like, wtf? anything You do Will sound Afrikan. because u are.

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      Quote Originally Posted by YorubaQueen View Post
      Peace...
      I love African music (when I can hear it) But I am also a big BIG fan of Reggae/Dancehall/Roots too...which IMO is a sister to African music.

      YQ

      not a sister, but a dawta!

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      Im goin to list the artists on my playlist right now in case somebody needs more names: (im goin to try not to repeat those already mentioned)

      Mali:
      - Oumou Sangare
      - Mokobe (he makes a marvelous mix of afrikan "traditional" sounds with hiphop) -->www.mokobe.com/
      - sekouba bambino
      - boubacar traore
      - Viviane Ndour

      Mauritania:
      - Laye saw
      - Dimi Mint Abba & Khalifa Ould Eide (very chill out/meditation/traditional kind of music, a lot of percussion, but its different to what i think u are used to because it sounds quite "arabic" -i think they sing in arabic- i strongely recommend u to take a listen)
      - Amar Sundy (he makes blues, and i mean BLUES.... its funny, because im not too fond of blues)

      Congo:
      - Mama Sissoko
      - Mama Keita
      - Papa Fal
      - Papa Wemba
      (i know, i dont know whats up with this mama papa thing, if somebody could shed some light itd be appreciated)

      Zimbawe:
      -Chiwonizo

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      Mali:
      Ali Farka Touré
      Boubacar Traoré
      Toumani Diabaté
      Amadou & Mariam
      Oumou Sangaré
      Habib Koité

      Guinea:
      Mamady Keïta
      Famoudou Konaté

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      Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars

      just some of my current favs. my favorite country overall for musical production is Mali, and I say this as a US-born Naija boy, ate and digested all of Fela's tunes already. I study djembe so I am way into Mamady Keïta. One day I'd like to learn Malian blues guitar. I have yet to listen to a lot of soukous Congolese music, that's my next adventure.

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      YES OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

      I like 2face Idibia does that count??

      Lol I love to hear the Binghi drums dem in the African music and the dancing....wow...the dancing sends fire through my soul!

      I have to make more effort to "acquire" some African music tho...for real!
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      people need 2 share up some Afrikan music on this site. I would appreciate it for 1.

      Especially some from the Congo, im feelin them 4 True.

      Know say Afrikans are the inventors of music.

      share it up!
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      Thank you I_ziz. I agree. I personally prefer listening to the sounds from mali and senegambia area in general. But Congo artists are well known too for their skills.
      I love how they create salsa music, the Cuban influence on many Congolese artists is huge, tho Cubans themselves have their roots in Afrika.

      Let see if you can clear up this for me. Why so many musicians from Congo are called "Papa somthing" or "Mama something" ??

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      Quote Originally Posted by Elisa Keisha View Post
      Let see if you can clear up this for me. Why so many musicians from Congo are called "Papa somthing" or "Mama something" ??
      i dont have a clue princess, im ignorant i cant lie. man just heard 2 tune from Congo and feel say man need to hear more.

      Please share up any mama's or papa's u got, i would be very greatfull. And any musik from senegambia ur feelin.

      i know a little about the Yorubic roots of cuban music still.. beautiful!

      ..but i am only really interested in pure congolese music that hasnt been influenced by any other cultures or any kind of jazz/fusion/world/music suttin!!

      give thanx. Ashay sis
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      Quote Originally Posted by I_ziz View Post
      i dont have a clue princess, im ignorant i cant lie. man just heard 2 tune from Congo and feel say man need to hear more.

      Please share up any mama's or papa's u got, i would be very greatfull. And any musik from senegambia ur feelin.

      i know a little about the Yorubic roots of cuban music still.. beautiful!

      ..but i am only really interested in pure congolese music that hasnt been influenced by any other cultures or any kind of jazz/fusion/world/music suttin!!

      give thanx. Ashay sis
      I hear you!! Well, as i said, i dont have much music from the Congo, but i can tell you what i have here from Congo: Mama Keita, Mama Sissoko, Papa Wemba and Papa Fall. (see what i was talking about!! lol)

      I suggest you to google these names or Congo music. I lately run into a very interesting book about Afrikan music, i hired it from the library but when i google it in order to buy it i couldnt find it, but the name of the author was Matthew Clark and the title is "Africa" because i believe its part of a serie of books on World Music. I loved the information ir provided.

      As for West Afrikan music, i love musicians like Baaba Maal (he's especially influenced by traditional music, never loose sigh of his roots), Ali Farka Toure, Oumou Sangare, Amadou et Miriam, Rokia Traore or artists like Fela Kuti, Alpha Blondie or Tiken Jah Fakoly that keep the Afrikan spirit strong while innovating with different styles (you know, afrobeat, reggae...)

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      African music is beautiful and alive, love it so much.

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      Perfect time for a shameless plug...

      There's a store here in metro ATLanta called Pan African All-Stars. It's a record/gift shop owned by a good brother named Alpha from Sierra Leone. You can order music from his website (African Music Featuring The Latest African CD's & DVD's. but I suggest those of us here in the area go visit the brother. He's always glad to talk and he's excited when a brother or sister born in the snakkkes is interested in Africa and her various genres of music. Also, he has an online radio station Pan African Allstars Internet Radio. Check it out!

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      Quote Originally Posted by I_ziz View Post
      i dont have a clue princess, im ignorant i cant lie. man just heard 2 tune from Congo and feel say man need to hear more.

      Please share up any mama's or papa's u got, i would be very greatfull. And any musik from senegambia ur feelin.

      i know a little about the Yorubic roots of cuban music still.. beautiful!

      ..but i am only really interested in pure congolese music that hasnt been influenced by any other cultures or any kind of jazz/fusion/world/music suttin!!

      give thanx. Ashay sis
      Do you listen to any Soukous music?
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