Tag Archives: African Sunset

Friday Open Thread | Out of Africa

Tribute to African sunsets… Only an African sunset can bring an elephant’s shadow and show its smile. Only an African sunset streams golden liquid on dry land and makes the lions and chimps tap dance to the beat of the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Open Thread | African Music & Dance

(Musical instruments )Besides using the voice, which has been developed to use various techniques such as complex hard melisma and yodel, a wide array of musical instruments are used. African musical instruments include a wide range of drums, slit gongs, rattles, … Continue reading

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Saturday Open Thread

Miriam Makeba (4 March 1932 – 10 November 2008), nicknamed Mama Africa, was a Grammy Award winning South African singer and civil rights activist. In the 1960s she was the first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the … Continue reading

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