Segments in this Video

Stanley Enow: Rapper (06:15)


The hip-hop star describes winning the MTV best new act award in Johannesburg in 2014, his career beginnings, and the influence of break dancing. Music genres performed in Cameroon include rap, Makossa, Bikutsi, rhumba, and traditional Congolese. Brain drain affects Africans.

Vuma Levin: Jazz Composer (08:50)

The guitarist describes starting to play music, the influence of his father, and interest in Jazz. The Conservatorium van Amsterdam's guitar department receives a thousand applicants annually, but only accepts 10 to 12. "Jazz in the Native Years" wants to break down barriers of class and race and create social cohesion.

Jeanne d'Arc Ingabire Butera: Singer (07:10)

The younger generation needs to possess courage and be kind. Butera Knowless describes the influence of Beyonce, her career beginnings, subsequent success, and challenges.

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Music With a Message

Part of the Series : African Voices
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Musicians across Africa are exploding onto the music scene with catchy beats—but they also come with a message.

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: BVL187214

ISBN: 978-1-64623-124-9

Copyright date: ©2017

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