Rai Rai music is a popular genre of world music from the Northern African country of Algeria. Rai is pronounced "rye" or "rah-AY" and translates as "opinion". Rai sounds like pop music, sung in Arabic with a clear Worldbeat influence. Rai lyrics are blunt, describing pain and joy of everyday life.
Rai Rai musicians generally refer to themselves as either cheb if they are young and playing more modern styles of Rai, and shikh/cheikh if they are older and playing more traditional styles. These titles are cultural definitions, and they have both positive and negative relations within the Algerian Islamic culture as a whole.
Jeli Kora Players Western Africa Jeli musicians are responsible generation after generation to hold on to their traditions. The art of the Kora is an ancient one, and among the Manding people of Western Africa, the group of people designated to carry it on are called the Jeli
Desert Blues Music of Sahara Desert Connected to American Music Blues, also influenced by Reggae music Uses traditional western instruments and chanting Also use traditional, simple, African instruments
http://youtu.be/r3PDEbRCkHU Desert Blues n’jurkle, a one-stringed West African lute njarka, a one-stringed fiddle, ngoni, a four-stringed lute. Eventually Touré transferred to guitar.
Kenyan Music• The music of Kenya is both diverse and inclusive. People of the Kikuyu, Luhya, Luo, Kalenjin, Kamba, Kisii, Meru, Swahili, and Maasai cultures, as well as hundreds of smaller tribes, make up the local population.• Theres also a large international population, who have migrated to Kenya over hundreds of years to work in Nairobi, on coastal ports, or in mines.
Kenyan Music This musical diversity gives Kenya a unique, and really fun, musical landscape. Guitar is most common instrument Most lyrics are in Swahili or Lingala Word Benga is used to describe other instruments such as bass, percussion, and “pop” instrumentshttp://youtu.be/BXvKJKUtPKI http://youtu.be/TFjNsT6jQdY
DIDJERIDU- Instrument made of bamboo or hardened tree wood- Hollowed out bore Played similarly to a Tuba BULLROARER- a slate of wood Played by spinning above head GUMLEAF- simply a leaf Played by pressing leave against lips and both hands- similar to a duck call Clapsticks- Claves-struck at the same time together to create a clap noise