Archive | September 21, 2014

African Children’s Choir Spreads Message of Hope

Biloela, Queensland, Australia RESIDENTS will have the chance to take a look at the traditional forms of African music and dance when the Watoto Children’s Choir visits the Gladstone region. With vibrant, original African music, energetic dance routines and life-transforming stories, the tour is indicative of the new generation of leaders emerging out of Watoto. […]

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Mulatu Astatke: Spreading ethio-jazz to the world

You’d expect a conversation with Mulatu Astake to be about music. He is, after all, the father of a musical genre: Ethio-jazz. But when he talks about the art form, he tends to focus on its scientific merits. “When you start talking about jazz, they’re usually telling us that Africans contributed to the rhythm parts […]

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