Somali Music And Poetry: A Threatened Tradition

A residential area in Hargeisa, the capital of the northwestern Somaliland region of Somalia | © Retlaw Snellac Photography/Flickr   Somalis use the word muusiko to mean music. Although the word is borrowed from the languages of English, French and Italian colonialists, it has a slightly different meaning. In indigenous Somali tradition, music and poetry is considered… Read More Somali Music And Poetry: A Threatened Tradition

Benin’s Angelique Kidjo wins world music album

TRAVEL, MUSIC AND FILM Source: BBC   Benin’s Angelique Kidjo has won the best world music album of the year at this year’s Grammys in Los Angeles.The New York-based singer won the award for her Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg collaboration, Sings. ”I want to dedicate this Grammy to all the traditional musicians in Africa, in my… Read More Benin’s Angelique Kidjo wins world music album

NEWS, TRENDS AND EVENTS – March

EXPERIENCE AFRICA INSIDERS Events  ART: 2016 Armory Focus: African Perspectives, Piers 92 and 94, New York, March 3-6, 2016, Details here. MUSIC: How Five Cities Propelled Modern African Music at SXSW, Austin, Texas, March  18, 2016, Detail here. ART: Market Symphony by Emeka Ogboh at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Details here. ART: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New… Read More NEWS, TRENDS AND EVENTS – March