I think it is inadequate to speak of the African Culture without bringing music in the conversation. I’m very Afrocentric and gravitate a lot towards African Music- both old and new school.
In this post, I share up to 10 of my favourite jams across the continent. I should immediately say that this list is not exhaustive. Also, get your dancing shoes if you can or grab some coffee… as this will be both banging and soothing. Because if there’s one thing African Songs have it’s RANGE.
- We dive in, with a befitting song to toot the African Horn:
2. Oh, Tuku… A regional and international treasure. This is one of my many favourites by him (he may feature more than once on this list):
3. This is one of Awilo’s greatest projects. At a very young age, I knew it was not a party before this song was played:
4. To keep the pace, here is yet another classic that captures the high African Spirit and our love for dance:
5. I bring you to my home town with is one- one of our timeless Artists (then known as Exile, now Israel)
6. Whilst we are in Zambia, it is only right that I roll out another one from a favourite:
7. We can’t deny the era, P-square ushered us into. This is definitely another African Sound. Easily made me get hooked onto Naija beats:
8. This list cannot be complete without a feature from the legendary Brenda Fassie. This my personal favourite from her:
9. To shine a light on the new school, I know this scale is not balanced, I reminisced on a few songs and found myself going deeper. Buuut, Sauti Sol!!!! Helloooo… these guys are really doing everything beautiful. Here’s one of my favourites by them:
10. And to end on a high note, here is one for your waists… Waah!
I love how diverse and beautiful the African Culture is. Music is a very integral part of our culture. It is used to entertain, comfort and educate as shown in the pieces shared above.
This week, the Afrobloggers camp is heating up Winter with all things Culture and Fashion. Looking forward to more of what the week has in store.
Live long & read on!