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Les Martiens

Les Martiens was formed by ex – Tetes Brulees bassist, Atebas, but didn’t survive after withering criticism of its over-commercial design.

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Bobby Benson

Benson and his Combo, that was an eleven-piece-band, started their music profession in the ’50s. Within 2 decades Benson AS WELL AS THE Combo had many strikes, including “Taxi cab Drivers” and “Independence, Yes Sir.” In 1960, Benson became the chief executive from the Nigerian Union of Music artists and …

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Mbaraka Mwinshehe

The death of Tanzanian guitarist/bandleader Mbaraka Mwinshehe, following a car accident in 1979, led to the increased loss of among the spearheads of East African dance music. Having set up his popularity as an associate of Morogoro Jazz, between 1964 and 1973, Mwinshehe continuing to create his influence sensed as …

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Fanta Damba

Born right into a griot family members, Damba started saving in the 1960s, getting among the best interpreters of Mali’s various customs and a celebrity by the finish from the 10 years. In 1975, she created her personal group, often becoming followed by her two daughters. She retired from general …

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Ayinde King Wasiu Marshal

An associate of Main Doctor Sikiru Ayinde Barrister’s music group, the Supreme Fuji Commanders, from 1978 until 1984, Ruler Wasiu Ayinde Marshal We, or KWAM1 (given birth to: Wasiu Ayinde Adewale Omogbolahan Anifowsha), has assumed his mentor’s part as “ruler of fuji,” a method of dance music merging juju, apala, …

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Mokobé

French rapper Mokobe Traore was originally an associate from the rap posse 113, but really made his name along with his 2007 single outing, Mon Afrique, an recording which he put his Malian origins towards the forefront, supported by such popular African performers as Youssou N’Dour, Amadou & Mariam, Tiken …

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Bombino

Meditative and earthy, Niger-based musician Bombino conjures the expansiveness from the Sahara landscaping. Blessed in 1980 as Goumar Almoctar in the nomadic Tuareg encampment Tidene, Bombino emerged old during much politics upheaval, fleeing along with his family members to Algeria by 1990 and time for north Niger’s largest town, Agadez, …

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Steve Huey

Steve Huey initial joined up with the All Music Guideline staff in the summertime of 1994, while going to Michigan State University or college. In 1997, after completing his B.A. in British having a thesis on Frank Zappa, he approved a full-time placement as an associate editor and personnel article …

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Mady Kouyate

Mady Kouyate was created in Dakar, Senegal, a descendent from the Kouyate category of Dialolu, griots and dental historians of Manding traditional lore for years and years. Kouyate started his role with this long type of music artists at age 16, when he started playing the kora, a 21-string Western …

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Abafana Baseqhudeni

Abafana Baseqhudeni (literally, the Cockrel Children) tag a decisive break from the traditional mbaqanga lineup. Instead of having a robust business lead ‘groaner,’ supported with a five-part feminine chorus, the group is made up solely of guys. The limelight is normally distributed by Potatoes Zuma and Elphas Mkize, alongside the …

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