Given the vastness of the continent, the traditional music of Africa is historically ancient, rich, and diverse, with the different regions and nations of Africa having many distinct musical traditions.
Traditional music in most of the continent is passed down orally (or aurally) and is not written. In Sub-Saharan African music traditions, it also frequently relies heavily on percussion instruments of every variety, including xylophones, drums, and tone-producing instruments such as the mbira or "thumb piano."
One aspect of the African-American experience that Wilson reflects in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” is the struggle to be respected for having distinctive talent. During her career, white music managers and tour promoters often took advantage of African-American ...
“The MAMAS is a global spotlight on African music and artists, and the lineup of incredible talent speaks to the tremendous power of music on our continent,” said Monde Twala, senior vice president and general manager, Viacom CBS Networks Africa.
The SouthAfrican entertainment industry takes another spin as it introduces ... “We are excited to write a new chapter for the South African music industry by bringing the world to our doorstep, using the digital age to unearth emerging talent and plugging it into a global audience.
We have partnered notable talents in the area of music too, like the Nobody remix by DJ Neptune featuring Laycon and Joeboy that was released exclusively on our platform ... We will focus more on young and talented Africans who have been shut out by other platforms due to the high entry barrier that is killing the creative industry in Africa.
The ultimate celebration of local African and international talent and achievement, MAMA 2021, in partnership with Uganda, recognizes and rewards musicians, trailblazers and those who are shining light on the continent’s diverse talents and creativity by instilling positive impact on African music and youth culture over the previous year.
The music celebration, which last took place in 2016, will happen in partnership with Uganda's Ministry of Tourism at a time ViacomCBS' African business is expanding its original content ... "MAMA has always been a celebration and recognition of African music, talent, and culture, and we would love to bring more MAMAs to the African continent.".
The JenkinsInstitute, founded in 1891, was formerly known as the “Jenkins Orphanage.” What started as a simple act of kindness from a husband and wife taking in four orphans would eventually turn into a musical empire that has inspired some of the country’s most famous AfricanAmerican talents.