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Celebrate the Sounds of Africa: Mother of Soul

By Mustafa Salemwalla on Fri, Sep 04, 2015 @ 12:41 PM

Join Dominic Mancuso & Chendy Leon to explore the rich musical influences of Africa. The soulful sounds of these extraordinary musical explorers - unplugged - is delightfully entertaining.

Zawadee - Bring Africa Home is pleased to present Juno and Canadian Folk Music Award Winner Dominic Mancuso and his good friend and collaborator Chendy Leon - an extraordinary percussionist who has worked with a long list of internationally acclaimed artists, including Jesse Cook, The Parachute Club and Sultans of String.

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The Zulu Kingdom: Click Speaking, Miriam Makeba and More!

By Penny Baldwin-French on Thu, Mar 19, 2015 @ 03:54 PM

 

The Zulu (pronounced ZOO-loo) people are one of the most well-known groups in Africa, most notably for their unique style of speaking. Descendants of the Nguni-speaking people, they are known for their "click" speaking and singing.

Topics: Drums Music Zulu
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The Increasing Popularity of Drumfests Around the World

By Penny Baldwin-French on Mon, Oct 06, 2014 @ 12:37 PM

Drums have been around since the dawn of time

They are deeply rooted in history, spirituality, tribal ceremonies, and, of course, music. Every culture has a unique drumming history. Many primitive cultures used drums to celebrate battle victories and for rituals. Others used drums for worship as well as for music. The drum permeates the history of many cultures.

 

Topics: Drums Music
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