ModernGhana.com : Africa’s Top 5 Festivals! Those are great examples of how the African population embraces the arts.

ModernGhana.com : Africa’s Top 5 Festivals! Those are great examples of how the African population embraces the arts.

Africa is increasingly appreciative of the arts in its various forms – photography, drama, music, spoken word and poetry are continuously strengthened and encouraged by events across Africa. The recent Karibu Music Festival in Tanzania , the Art and Beer Festival in Kenya and the Lagos Photo Festival are great examples of how the African population embraces the arts. Africa’s art history is profound and the diversity on the continent is showcased by the variety of festivals held to boost knowledge or preserve the African art narrative. To cater to the travel needs of travellers seeking to explore and enjoy Africa, Jovago.com brings you a couple of Africa’s best festivals!…

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Music Africa : Call for artists: Karibu Music Festival in Tanzania

Music Africa : Call for artists: Karibu Music Festival in Tanzania

The annual Karibu Music Festival, a three-day extravaganza of live music, dance and culture, is calling on artists of all genres to apply now to participate at the third edition of the festival, slated for 4 to 6 November at the Institute for Arts and Culture Bagamoyo (TaSUBa) in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. SA band The City will play at the Karibu Music Festival in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Photo: karibumusic.org First held in 2014, the Karibu Music Festival seeks to promote Tanzanian culture through the universal language of music and the arts. Incorporating a wide variety of music genres, the festival aims to nurture and promote African music and culture to the world, as well as introducing other countries’ cultures to…

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“THE KING OF RHUMBA” Afro-Fusion ~ PAPA WEMBA (CONGO) 2015

“THE KING OF RHUMBA” Afro-Fusion ~ PAPA WEMBA (CONGO) 2015

With his dynamic vocals and flamboyant personality, Papa Wemba (born Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba) played an essential role in the evolution of Central African music. Respectfully known as “the King of Rhumba,” Wemba successfully fused African traditions with Western pop and rock influences. A co-founder of Zaiko Langa Langa in 1970, he went on to international attention as the leader of Isife Lokole in 1974, and Viva La Musica since 1976. According to publicity materials for the Womadelaide festival, Wemba “creates wonderfully infectious music, combining the sophistication of a Paris nightclub with the vibe of an African open-air concert.” While www.fyiucalgary.com proclaimed that “his voice is gold and his…

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