African Pygmy Music

african-pygmy-peopleSong: African Pygmy Music

Artist: I have no idea. I downloaded this on an ancient pc while backpacking through Madagascar. I made a note on the file reminding myself that someone (who I can’t remember) told me this song “incorporates music from the African Pygmy culture in Burundi.”

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Country: Africa

Genre: World

Mood: Ethereally jazzy…vaguely funky….close your eyes & travel.

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Mamadi

Song: Mamadi

            Artist: Lucky Diop

                          Country: Africa (Senegal)

                                           Genre: World

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Mood: Entrancing acappella echoes through the soul. This is one of my all-time faves. There’s just something so raw and deeply relaxing about it. Then the ending sends you off to party!

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Maqsoum

Song: Maqsoum

                       Artist: Mahmoud Fadl

                                                      Country: Egypt

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Genre: Middle Eastern Dance

Mood: Intensely rapid bongos infect you with a rhythmic high that makes your body move whether you want it to or not!

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World Music Monday

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Kebeji

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Song: Kebeji

Artist: Tshala Muana

Country: Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Genre: World

Mood: Stimulating, relaxing, invigorating. Wanna dance, hop, sway. And definitely wanna sing it…every foreign word.

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World Music Monday

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