9.3- Africa

Contemporary African Art and Music

Africa is a rich and culturally diverse continent. Here are some good websites to begin your exploration of Contemporary African art and music.

Contemporary artists from Ghana El Anatsui
https://africa.si.edu/exhibits/gawu/artworks.html

Art

A Virtual Gallery of African Art
https://www.vmcaa.nl/vm/virtual/index.html

The Pigozzi collection
A private collection, owned by an Italian venture capitalist
https://www.caacart.com/caacart-artists.php

A Virtual Gallery in Nairobi
https://www.africancolours.net/

Another Virtual Gallery of Contemporary African Art
https://www.african-encounters.com/

Music

Background on Contemporary African music
https://www.colum.edu/CBMR/Resources/Definitions_of_Styles_and_Genres/Traditional_and_Contemporary_African_Music.php

Selections of Ethiopian Music — Artists and titles listed
https://www.addislive.com/ethiopian-music.html
A search on YouTube will yield many results

Toumani Diabate
Internationally renown Kora player — click on album links to hear music and the artist talk
https://www.worldcircuit.co.uk/#Toumani_Diabate
Optional Video:

Follow this link or copy and paste it into your web browser:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWvdsNix8lQ

Sahara Acoustic
Homepage of an African band based in the UK, free listening available
https://www.saharaacoustics.com/

Ali Farka Toure
Internationally known guitarist from Mali
https://www.myspace.com/alifarkatoureofficial
Optional Video

Africa Hit
A great website to hear a variety of pop African music
https://www.africahit.com/news/index.php?mod=article&cat=playlist

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