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Third Seminar of African Music

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Time Out says

The third Seminar of African Music heads to the Palau Alòs for three days featuring African artists and performers resident in Catalonia who will explain how African music work, what resources and techniques are used and what they consider when tackling the creation of music. This year, there's a special focus on contemporary music, including insight into thoughts and resources by artists such as Manu Dibango, Ritchard Bona, Tony Allen and Fela Kuty, and and to that end, some of those in attendance will be, Brice Wassy, musician and rhythmologist from Cameroon; Mozambican bassist and expert in fusion; and Xumo Nunjo, Cameroonian musician specialising in fusion, traditional music and technology. The seminar is also expected to address the issue of foreign influence on the continent, callbacks of music, how they've reworked by African artists, and what has emerged from all this, with awareness activities in tandem and discussion of African musical reality now and in the period of modernization. Finally, the seminar will also devote space to traditional elements, with instruments such as the Kora and the Balafon, to teach how to play them and what their own musical characteristics are. This are welcomes artists like Xumo Nunjo, Kalidaf Sangaré, Sengane, Kwame, and specialists and musicologists who explain more about the music of Africa.


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