The popular music of Africa is as diverse as can be expected. From Gambia to Zimbabwe, from Ethiopia to Gabon, each country
has one or more distinct styles or rhythms, more or less inspired on traditional music and external influences
(such as Salsa, Son, Reggae, Blues, Jazz...), styles of music drawing strongly on their African roots anyway...
There are eight separate country pages about the music of
On this page you'll find artists coming from 26 other countries, from West Africa, East Africa, Central
Africa and Southern Africa.
Below, you can find artists from
Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cape Verde,
Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros,
Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia,
Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar,
Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Niger,
Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo,
Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
About Africa:African Union (54 member states)
Blue: North Africa Green: West Africa Purple: Central Africa Orange: East Africa Red: Southern Africa
54 countries (including South Sudan, independent since 9 July 2011)
1 partly recognised country (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic)
1 unrecognised country (Somaliland) and 3 dependent territories (Réunion, Mayotte, Saint Helena) Area: 30.2 million kmē Population: 1,100,000,000 (est. 2013) Number of languages spoken: Around 2,000