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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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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Furahi

Song: Furahi

           Artist: Zap Mama

                      Country: Belgium / Africa (DRC)

                                     Genre: World

                                               Mood: Mind candy…intricate rhythm…lush vocals…uplifting.

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African Salsa

Song: African Salsa

          Artist: Pape Fall

                       Country: Africa (Senegal)

                                     Genre: Salsa

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 Mood

I loooove dancing to this song!

So sexy…step, twirl, shimmy, hair toss one side, hips to the other side…all eyes on YOU. 

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