Segments in this Video

Takeifa: Music Band (07:37)


Afro-Independent Rock fuses Western African traditions with rock music; French and Wolof are the local languages of Senegal. Members include Jac, Cheikh, and Maah Keita with two other family members. The band advocates for albino inclusion.

Villy Odili: Musician and Activist (07:41)

Music impacts others and should have a message. The singer describes his desire to address political issues, Fela Kuti's influence, and musical genres. "Villy and the Xtreme Volumes" perform at a concert.

Ahmed Mejri: Composer and Musician (05:43)

The oud player blends Turkish and Tunisian styles of music, inspired by Fardi al-Atrash. Africa needs new instruments. The musician describes his desire to influence the next generation.

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Changing Melodies

Part of the Series : African Voices
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The bond between music and its message has the means to make a strong impact, from Senegal to Ghana and Tunisia.

Length: 22 minutes

Item#: BVL187217

ISBN: 978-1-64623-126-3

Copyright date: ©2017

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