African Music


Dele Abiodun

Jewel Ackah (1945– )

King Sunny Ade (1946– )

Gboyega Adelaja

Africa Express

Africando [1994– ]

Afrocubism [2010– ]

Eric Agyeman

Vincent Ahehehinnou

Mahmoud Ahmed

Al Bilali Soudan

Yemi Alade (1989– )

Tony Allen (1940–2020)

Otim Alpha

Amabutho

Amadou and Mariam [1989– ]

Amanar

Les Amazones d'Afrique

Les Amazones de Guinée

Les Ambassadeurs

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley (1947– )

Alhousseini Anivolla

Antibalas

Khaira Arby (1959–2018)

Mulatu Astatke (1943– )

Ata Kak

Jeich Ould Badou

Issa Bagayogo

Julian Bahula

Daby Balde (1969– )

Baloji (1978– )

Kwi Bamba

Sorry Bamba (1938– )

Mamane Barka (1959– )

Waldemar Bastos (1954– )

BCUC [2012– ]

Francis Bebey (1929–2001)

M'Bilia Bel (1959– )

Gaby Lita Bembo

Benyoro

Chris Berry

Girma Bèyènè

Bhundu Boys

Tony Bird (1945– )

Bitori

Alpha Blondy (1953– )

Afel Bocoum (1955– )

Bola

Bole 2 Harlem

Bombino (1980– )

Henri Bowane

Aziza Brahim (1976– )

Buraka Som Sistema [2008– ]

Burkina Electric

Burna Boy (1991– )

Sam Chege (1963– )

John Chibadura (1957–99)

Stella Chiweshe (1948– )

Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band [2008– ]

Victor Chukwu

Diabel Cissokho

Diali Cissokho

Ablaye Cissoko

Basil Coetzee (1919– )

Julie Coker

Colomach

Bako Dagnon

I.K. Dairo (1930–96)

Ya Ntesa Dalienst and Le Maquisard

Damily (1968– )

Dark City Sisters / Flying Jazz Queens

Davido (1992– )

Maria De Barros

Debo Band

Sona Diabaté

Toumani Diabaté (1965– )

Zani Diabaté (1949–2011)

Amadou Diagne

Alpha Yaya Diallo

Fatoumata Diawara (1982– )

Dieuf-Dieul de Thiès

Élage Diouf

Djeli Moussa Diawara (1961– )

Diblo Dibala (1954– )

Manu Dibango (1934– )

Henri Dikongué (1968– )

Aby Ngana Diop

DJ Black Low

DJ Katapila

DJ Sandji

Group Doueh [2007– ]

Nahawa Doumbia (1959– )

Lucky Dube

Duma

Dur-Dur Band

Mr Eazi (1991– )

Ekiti Sound

El Rego (1936– )

Alèmayèhu Eshèté (1941– )

Etoile De Dakar [1978–1982]

Etoile 2000

Etran De L'Aïr

Etran Finatawa

Césaria Évora (1940– )

Extra Golden

Extra Soul Perception

Eyuphuro

Sister Fa (1982– )

Mose Fan Fan (1945–2019)

Fanga

Fantasma

Majek Fashek (1963–2020)

Fireboy DML (1996– )

Fra Fra

Franco (1938–89)

The Funkees

Gambari Band

Abba Gargando

Gato Preto [2011– ]

Awalom Gebremariam

Asnake Gebreyes (1963– )

Ghorwane

The Good Ones

Dobet Gnahoré

The Green Arrows [1974–1979]

Groupe RTD

Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou (1923– )

Guiss Guiss Bou Bess

Kiki Gyan (1957–2004)

Smokey Haangala (1950–88)

Hallelujah Chicken Run Band

Hama

The Heshoo Beshoo Group [1970– ]

The Highlife Allstars

Ibibio Sound Machine

Ikebe Shakedown

Solomon Ilori

Imarhan

Imarhan Timbuktu [2014– ]

Haruna Ishola

Jaojoby (1955– )

Dawda Jobarteh (1976– )

Dexter Johnson

Orlando Julius (1943– )

Issa Juma

Jupiter and Okwess

Ahmed Ag Kaedy

SK Kakraba

Hamad Kalkaba

Le Grand Kallé (1930–83)

Pépé Kallé (1951– )

Kanda Bongo Man (1955– )

Mory Kanté (1950–2020)

Vieux Kanté (1974–2005)

Karantamba

Kasai Allstars

Ndala Kasheba

Aly Keïta

Salif Keita (1949– )

Mamani Keita

Kékélé

Kel Assouf

Keleketla

Wouter Kellerman (1961– )

Kenge Kenge

Angélique Kidjo (1960– )

Kakai Kilonzo (1954–87)

Kinobe (1983– )

KMRU

Habib Koité (1958– )

Sourakata Koité (1955– )

Kokoko!

Joe King Kologbo

Antoinette Konan

Oumar Konaté

Kondi Band [2016– ]

KonKoma

Konono No. 1

Bassekou Kouyate (1966– )

Ousmane Kouyate (1952– )

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (1938–97)

Femi Kuti (1962– )

Seun Anikulapo Kuti (1983– )

Pierre Kwenders (1985– )

Ladysmith Black Mambazo [1984– ]

Ray Lema (1946– )

Ricardo Lemvo (1957– )

Les Filles De Illighadad [2016– ]

The Lijadu Sisters

Pedro Lima (1944–2019)

Cheikh Lô (1955– )

Ismaël Lo (1960– )

Loketo

Los Camaroes

Pablo Lubadika

Luka Productions

Lulendo

Lura

Baaba Maal

Ahmoudou Madassane

Vusi Mahlasela (1965– )

Mahlathini (1937–99)

Mahotella Queens

Miriam Makeba (1934– )

Maloko

Malombo

Kanté Manfila (1947– )

Sam Mangwana (1945– )

Samba Mapangala (1955– )

Thomas Mapfumo (1945– )

Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane (1984– )

Masma Dream World

Dorothy Masuka

Spoek Mathambo (1985– )

Siama Matuzungidi

Irene Mawela

Prince Nico Mbarga (1950– )

Chérif Mbaw (1968– )

Syran M'Benza (1950– )

Mbongwana Star

Mzwakhe Mbuli

MC Yallah

Getatchew Mekurya (1935–2016)

E.T. Mensah (1919– )

Hailu Mergia (1946– )

Daniel Owino Misiani (1940–2006)

Mdou Moctar (1986– )

Mohammed "Jimmy" Mohammed

Mokoomba

Monoswezi [2013– ]

Moreno and L'Orch First Moja-One (1955–93)

Harry Mosco

Pamelo Mounk'a (1945–96)

Gwigwi Mrwebi

Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi (1952– )

Tshala Muana (1959– )

Vee Mukarati

Muwei Power

Janka Nabay (1964–2018)

Youssou N'Dour (1959– )

Shiyani Ngcobo (1953– )

Yaa-Lengi Ngemi

Obed Ngobeni

Zim Ngqawana (1959–2011)

Dr. Nico (1939–85)

Nihiloxica

Koo Nimo (1934– )

Nkem Njoku

West Nkosi (1919– )

Papa Noel

Nozinja

Ebenezer Obey (1942– )

Sonny Okosun (1947– )

Babatunde Olatunji (1927–2003)

Koffi Olomide

Oneness of Juju

Remmy Ongala (1947– )

Onipa

William Onyeabor

Orchestra Baobab

Orchestra Makassy [1982– ]

Orchestra Marrabenta Star of Mocambique

Orchestra Super Mazembe

Orchestre Abass

Orchestre Les Mangelepa

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou

Orchèstre Vévé

Oriental Brothers International

Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe (1936– )

Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou

Owiny Sigoma Band

Penny Penny

Penya

Sir Shina Peters (1958– )

Awa Poulo

Professor Rhythm

Qwanqwa

Rail Band [1970–1983]

Tabu Ley Rochereau (1940–2013)

S.E. Rogie (1926–94)

Rossy

Sibiri Samaké

Sampa the Great (1993– )

Mamman Sani

Hama Sankare

Julia Sarr

Oumou Sangaré (1968– )

Tiwa Savage (1980– )

Lingo Seini

Seprewa Kasa

Shirati Jazz

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

Gino Sitson

SMOD [2011– ]

Songhoy Blues [2015– ]

Dele Sosimi (1963– )

Sotho Sounds

Soul Brothers [1988– ]

Foday Musa Soso

Carmen Souza (1981– )

Soweto Gospel Choir

Idrissa Soumaoro (1949– )

SPAZA

Staff Benda Bilili [2009– ]

Star Band De Dakar

Sunburst

Super Mama Djombo

Susso

Sweet Talks

The Tabansi Studio Band

Tal National

Talking Drums

Tallawit Timbouctou

Tamikrest [2010– ]

Tarika [1995– ]

Tarika Sammy [1992– ]

Ebo Taylor (1936– )

Terakaft [2007– ]

Les Têtes Brulées [1986– ]

Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane (1936– )

Pat Thomas (1951– )

Sam Fan Thomas

Tidiane et Les Dieuf Dieul

Duval Timothy (1989– )

Tinariwen [2000– ]

Ali Farka Touré (1939–2006)

Amara Touré

Daby Touré

Samba Touré

Vieux Farka Touré (1981– )

Djelimady Tounkara

Sidi Touré (1959– )

T.P. OK Jazz

Boubacar Traoré (1942– )

Lobi Traoré (1961–2010)

Rokia Traoré (1974– )

Trio Da Kali

Shem Tube (1938– )

Etuk Ubong (1992– )

Ukandanz

Umoja (1982–91)

Sir Victor Uwaifo (1941– )

Christine Vaindirlis

Vakoka

The Very Best

Vijana Jazz Band

Voz Di Sanicolau

Mirel Wagner (1987– )

Wau Wau Collectif

Papa Wemba (1953–2016)

Asnaqètch Wèrqu (1933–2011)

Max Wild

Shina Williams

Wizkid (1990– )

Zansa

Msafiri Zawose (1982– )

Zomba Prison Project

Ndabo Zulu

Various Artists


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