African Music History
History Made Interesting
Knowing about African music history helps you better
continent itself. Because music is so deeply rooted in African culture.
Apart from Africans themselves, this knowledge is usually restricted to
On this page, I'll try to present it in easily
understandable bits and in a way that's enjoyable for everyone.
History Of Percussion Instruments
Djembe drumming has gone through an enormous transformation under the
influence of Western culture.
It has gained worldwide
popularity, but unfortunately at the cost of a diluted tradition.
Learn about the djembe tradition in its original context: The African
Djembe History Page
The traditional xylophone of the Mande people is part of the cultural
identity of this West African ethnic group.
Myths and griots tell us about the origin of the balafon: The Sosso
with its supernatural powers! It played a major role in the founding of
Great Mali Empire.
African Balafon History Page
It's interesting to read
, but wouldn't it be much
cooler to actually experience
of percussion instruments
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