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Old 05-04-2014, 05:21 PM
 
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Oh yes, I know music from Cape Verde is quite different, it is a strange, often melancholic mix of African, Brazilian and Portuguese styles. Some of the best artists are ironically from abroad, mostly Portugal, but of Cape Verde origin. For instance Lura, Sara Tavares, Mayra Andrade, etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAIfxdPwRQM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDdHNDdfN8E

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Old 05-06-2014, 01:22 PM
 
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MANU DIBANGO TWIST A LEOPOLDVILLE
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Old 05-07-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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LUCKY DUBE - REMEMBER ME - ( SOUTH AFRICA )
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Old 05-08-2014, 04:15 PM
 
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Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté - Debe live at Bozar, Brussels,2005
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:43 AM
 
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Love this...such beautiful wedding traditions. This is Nigerian, an Igbo wedding...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lUFM8yTtUc
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:51 AM
 
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Not its not obscene either in Africa or the Caribbean.
Not really. It depends on the African culture. Virtually half of the African continent is Muslim, for example. There is no way that is acceptable in a number of cultures, Muslim or not. Africa is significantly different from the Caribbean...

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What will be considered vulgar is the extreme forms of dance in some Jamaican dance hall.

Gyrating your waist is sensual, and so playful. People aren't afraid of playing with sex as many Europeans are.

Bending over and spreading your parts is vulgar as it leaves nothing to the imagination,

Africans aren't afraid of being sensuous, even including Muslim cultures like Senegal.
See above. Being sensual is not the same as the video posted, the combination of which (dress & dance) cannot be assumed acceptable throughout the African continent. I do agree to a significant extent with your points about gyration. However, do you generally see women dressed in that manner in Senegalese music videos?
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Old 05-22-2014, 04:13 PM
 
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As small as that island country is, Cape Verde is quite a talent pool, was just listening to this song, that is so far beyond the usual African music in my view:


Sara Tavares Feat. Boy Gê Mendes- Planeta Sukri - YouTube

In a way, Cape Verde is probably the most Brazilian place outside Brazil
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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As small as that island country is, Cape Verde is quite a talent pool, was just listening to this song, that is so far beyond the usual African music in my view:
What is "usual" African music? Strange statement considering how vast and diverse the African continent is...
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Old 05-25-2014, 06:39 PM
 
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Hausa music...


balkisu mai gadon zinari - YouTube

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Old 05-26-2014, 03:04 AM
 
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What is "usual" African music? Strange statement considering how vast and diverse the African continent is...
Hard to describe, but music from CV has a different vibe than music from continental Africa, regardless of its diversity. I guess it is because of the mixing that took place in CV, whose music is basically a type of fusion genre based on African and Portuguese music. And it did not stop at music, it apples to the language and racial makeup of the population as well, everything is very mixed.
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