List Of African Artists
Famous Singers And Musicians From Across Africa
This growing list of famous African artists, singers, drummers and musicians will help you find great music that you'll enjoy. Follow the links for details on the artists and where to find their best records:
The American R&B star with Senegalese roots is hugely popular not only in the West, but in African cities and even rural villages.
Amadou & Mariam
The blind couple mixes traditional Mali music with acoustic guitar, Egyptian, Cuban or Eastern sounds and even rock or electro.
Baaba is one of (if not the) greatest artists in Senegal. Through his music, he educates his people and enchants us Westerners.
Traditional kora music interpreted by this group of young artists. Very African, but easy to appreciate for us Westerners.
The skillful hands of this master turn the sweet, raw sound of the guitar-like instrument ngoni into groovy desert blues music.
Bisso Na Bisso
When French hip hop artists honor their African roots, the result is an urban exotic, upbeat sound, that sparks of positive vibes.
This is authentic African djembe and dun dun drumming, performed and taught by a master, a traditional "djembefola".
The temperament, energy, mystery and grace of the whole continent is injected into this amazing singer and dancer.
Koffi's highly danceable and sensual tcha-tcho music (a sub-form of soukous) is the perfect choice for a hot summer party night.
Ladysmith Black Mambaso
This all-male a cappella choir is legendary: Calm and gentle voices, stunning dance moves and a message of peace and love.
Lucky has taken African reggae music to another level with sensible, intelligent songs and his unique, melodious voice.
Legendary Mama Africa brought African music to the West. African classics, jazz and traditional songs in the Xhosa "click" language.
Mustapha Tettey Addy
Master Drummer and promoter of kpanlogo music represents the wealth and wisdom of traditional Ghanaian drumming and healing.
These internationally known Nigerian twins produce some of the finest African dance music for a perfect night out in the clubs.
"The golden voice of Africa" is one of the greatest talents the continent ever produced. His voice and beats are unforgettable. A humble star.
Soweto Gospel Choir
The greatest talents of Soweto will touch your soul and lift your spirit with their stirring, awakening African gospel songs.
One of the greatest African artists and father of mbalax: Griot praise singing and traditional sabar beats with world class format.
Ali Farka Touré
King Sunny Ade
Tiken Jah Fakoly
Vieux Farka Touré
and countless more
Of course, countless other great African artists deserved to be on this list and will be added gradually.
African Artists Submitted By Others
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Fely Tchaco is an independent artist, singer, songwriter and dancer from Cote d'Ivoire West Africa.
She infuses African music with modern and western …