The African continent is filled with wonderful music. Music is very imbedded in the culture and can be heard everywhere in the society. The rich musical traditions across Africa are orally passed on from one generation to the next. The use of different types on traditional musical instruments mixed with choral singing are characteristics on African music, with percussion instruments featuring heavily.
There is a drive to market African music traditions, upcoming musicians, and the growing music industry. The Music in Africa Network sends out weekly updates and newsletters on all things music in Africa – sign up to their updates via their website: