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Vusi Mahlasela

South African Singer Vusi Mahlasela, born 1965 in Pretoria, is known as "the Voice" and hails from the township of Mamelodi. He has been featured in the South African music documentary "Amandla!" and has lent his vocal skills to the soundtrack of the Academy Award winning South African Film "Tsotsi". Discography
When You Come Back 1992
Wisdom of Forgiveness 1994
Silang Mabele 1997
Live at the Bassline 1999
Miyela Afrika 2000
Jungle of Questions (with the Proud Peoples Band) 2000
Soundtrack: Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony 2002

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Amadou & Mariam

Amadou and Mariam are a musical duo from Mali, composed of the couple Mariam Doumbia (vocals) (born in Mali's capital Bamako 15 April 1958) and Amadou Bagayoko (guitar and vocals) (born in Bamako 24 October 1954). The pair, known as "the blind couple from Mali" met at Mali's Institute for the Young Blind, and found they shared an interest in music. The duo produces music that mixes traditional Mali sound with rock guitars, Syrian violins, Cuban trumpets, Egyptian ney, Colombian trombones, Indian tablas and Dogon percussion.

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Mariem Hassan

Widely recognised by critics as the best voice in Western Sahara, Mariem Hassan has unavoidably become the representative voice for her people throughout the world. Her powerfully haunting voice calls-out for the liberalisation of her occupied homeland. Early on in her music career, Mariem joined forces with "Matir el Uali Mustafa Sayed" (better known as "El Uali"). With El Uali she toured other countries to take part in cultural events of high political impact.

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Mulatu Astatqé

Mulatu Astatke (surname also spelled Astatqé; Ethiopic: ሙላቱ አስታጥቄ) is an Ethiopian musician and arranger. He is known as the father of Ethio-jazz. Born in 1943 in the western Ethiopian city of Jimma, Mulatu was musically trained in London, New York City, and Boston, where he was the first African student at Berklee College of Music. He would later combine his jazz and Latin music influences with traditional Ethiopian music.

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There are two artists named Zahara: 1. Spanish singer-songwriter
2. South African singer-songwriter ----------------------------------- 1. Zahara (Spain) Como solista, Zahara ha lanzado un álbum, La Fabulosa Historia De... con la discográfica Universal, con Merezco como primer single (que a su vez es la canción oficial de La Vuelta Ciclista a España 2009). El disco ha llegado a la posición #23 de la lista de ventas, mientras que Merezco ha alcanzado la sexta posición. Zaharaeléctrica

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Adewale Ayuba

Adewale Ayuba (Mr. Johnson) is a Nigerian singer from Ikenne Remo, Ogun State. His band is popularly referred to as "Bonsue Fuji." He is known for playing an evolved form of were music or ajisari called fuji, which uses traditional percussive kettle and talking drums with an Islamic influence to call and response vocals.

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Baka Beyond

Musicians from 6 countries on the Celtic fringes of Europe and Central Africa join together to play the most original live world fusion sound around. The spirit of the music lives in the rhythm. All Baka Beyond's rhythms are played by human beings not machines! See also the musicians who inspired Martin Cradick to form Baka Beyond, Baka Gbiné. martin recorded their album gati Bongo in the rainforest on a portable laptop based studio.

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