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  • 03:18 Standing Up For Your Rights In Burkina Faso

    Standing Up For Your Rights In Burkina Faso

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    The civil rights movement "Le Balai Citoyen" was one of the driving forces behind the protests in Burkina Faso in October 2014. Musicians like Oscibi Johann play an important role in this youth movement, which is linking up with others in Africa.

  • 06:21 Islamic Heavy Metal Gains Fans In Egypt

    Islamic Heavy Metal Gains Fans In Egypt

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    Heavy metal music is gaining a steady fan base in Egypt. Traditionally, the country's deeply conservative wider society has been wary of the musical genre, but fans see no contradiction between their faith and their music. Fans pack into a concert hall fo

  • 03:10 Donell Jones On His Trip To South Africa

    Donell Jones On His Trip To South Africa

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    American R&B singer, songwriter and record producer Donell Jones who most notable for the hits "U Know What's Up", "Where I Wanna Be", and his cover of Stevie Wonder's "Knocks Me Off My Feet" was in South Africa recently and performed at the Sandton C

  • 04:17 Jazz Artist Micheline Ewang Dissongo

    Jazz Artist Micheline Ewang Dissongo

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    VOA’s Esther Githui-Ewart chats with Micheline Ewang Dissongo, a Cameroonian artist based here in Washington, DC. Micheline uses her African roots to blend her neo-afro jazz music.

  • 01:42 Mbira: Zimbabwe's Traditional Musical Instrument

    Mbira: Zimbabwe's Traditional Musical Instrument

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    The mbira instrument has been getting somewhat of a tonal transplant in Zimbabwe. Used in traditional music for generations, teachers are now encouraging their music students to experiment with something a little more modern. Maria Galang with the story

  • 02:31 Zimbabwe Children Learn To Play The Mbira

    Zimbabwe Children Learn To Play The Mbira

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    The mbira is a traditional African instrument that has been played in Zimbabwe for more than 800 years. For years, it was mainly played at religious rituals, weddings and social gatherings. Now there is a pilot programme that aims to teach children in sch

  • 01:52 Traditional Music Instrument Gradually Replacing The Guitar In DRC

    Traditional Music Instrument Gradually Replacing The Guitar In DRC

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    In Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, Sanza, a traditional percussion musical instrument, once used in the Congolese folklore, has begun making its way into modern music. And as CCTV's Kathryn Ogunde reports, it could gradually be edging out

  • 01:50 DR Congo: Traditional Music Instrument Gradually Replacing The Guitar

    DR Congo: Traditional Music Instrument Gradually Replacing The Guitar

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    In Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, Sanza, a traditional percussion musical instrument, once used in Congolese folklore, has began making its way into modern music. And as CCTV's Kathryn Ogunde reports, it could gradually be edging out the

  • 00:31 Magic System Dies

    Magic System Dies

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    A drummer of one of the most popular bands- Magic System has drowned. In a social media post, the music group said Didier Deigna, known by the stage name Pepito, drowned at a beach, in the small town of Jacqueville, in southern Cote d'Ivoire. 46 year old

  • 02:29 Former South African Convict Turns His Life Around Through Music

    Former South African Convict Turns His Life Around Through Music

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    A former convict in South Africa has turned his life around - through music. William Bapela spent five years in jail, but emerged with a mission. Now he's helping children in one of the country's poorest suburbs build a future for themselves. CCTV's Julie

  • 02:29 Former South African Convict Turns His Life Around Through Music

    Former South African Convict Turns His Life Around Through Music

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    A former convict in South Africa has turned his life around - through music. William Bapela spent five years in jail, but emerged with a mission. Now he's helping children in one of the country's poorest suburbs build a future for themselves. CCTV's Julie

  • 02:41 Zimbabweans Celebrate The Harare International Food And Music

    Zimbabweans Celebrate The Harare International Food And Music

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    Zimbabweans are now making efforts to maintain intercultural peace and curb issues of xenophobia emanating in neighboring Southern African countries through food and music. Siza Mukwedini reports on the Harare international food and music festival recentl

  • 04:50 South Africa Using Music To Bridge The Ethnic Divide

    South Africa Using Music To Bridge The Ethnic Divide

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    The Minister of Arts and Culture has unveiled an anti-racism song - in an effort to foster social cohesion and nation building. The song comes at a time when a number of racist incidents have divided the nation. The most high profile case is that of Penny

  • 02:03 Music That Played A Role In South Africa's Struggle Goes On Exhibit

    Music That Played A Role In South Africa's Struggle Goes On Exhibit

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    Music played a vital role during the struggle against apartheid. Iziko Museum in Cape Town makes sure nobody forgets the struggle and gives visitors an opportunity to explore some of the freedom songs and music that accompanied the country's journey towar

  • 01:27 Zimbabwe Youths Use Music To Empower Themselves

    Zimbabwe Youths Use Music To Empower Themselves

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    In Zimbabwe, youths have taken the issue of empowerment to another level by embarking on music as a business. A young gospel group is not only singing for inspiration and entertainment but is looking at opening a group of companies that will provide young

  • 03:31 Female Guitarist Claims Her Spotlight In The Music Industry

    Female Guitarist Claims Her Spotlight In The Music Industry

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    South Africa's very own Bass Queen, Tebogo Patience Sedumedi better known as Aus Tebza is claiming her spotlight as a solo artist and taking the industry by storm. CGTN′s Julie Scheier has more.

  • 02:10 Youth Orchestra Brings Classical Music To Nairobi Slums

    Youth Orchestra Brings Classical Music To Nairobi Slums

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    A community programme in Kenya is giving underprivileged youth the opportunity to better themselves and uplift their community. Korogocho is one of the largest slums in the capital, Nairobi. And a group called the Ghetto Classics is helping to identify an

  • 01:50 Hundreds Attend

    Hundreds Attend

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    Every February, Zanzibar -- a semi-autonomous archipelago off the coast of Tanzania-- hosts one of Africa's most revered music festivals. Known as 'Sauti za Busara' -Swahili for "Sounds of Wisdom" the event brings together people from around the world to

  • 03:06 Zimbabwe's Traditional Musical Instrument Gains Popularity

    Zimbabwe's Traditional Musical Instrument Gains Popularity

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    The Mbira is a musical instrument that originates from Zimbabwe. Dating back more than a-thousand years, it's gaining more popularity and enjoying more air-play today than ever before. Let's take a listen.

  • 02:06 Musik Bi Downloads Site Marks First Anniversary In Senegal

    Musik Bi Downloads Site Marks First Anniversary In Senegal

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    In Senegal, the first legal music download website "MusikBi" has been celebrating its first anniversary in the country's capital, Dakar. The website features the best of francophone music from different genres. The founders hope to expand the content to f

  • 02:05 The Guitar Maker Of Kinshasa

    The Guitar Maker Of Kinshasa

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    Music in the DR Congo capital Kinshasa is a favourite past-time for many. For a city that's home to a number of Rhumba musicians, there's high demand for quality instruments. And one man in particular has made a reputation for himself as the Guitar Maker

  • 02:47 Music For Peace In Cameroon

    Music For Peace In Cameroon

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    Cameroon is bracing for an election that is scheduled for October 7th. However, the situation in the Anglophone Northwest and Southwest region is threatening to tear the country apart. But one young artist from this troubled region, is now urging for peac