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Senegalese music: Latest News
Staff, 6:54 am
Senegalese start-ups are testing the market for online music platforms in West Africa, where interest in digital entertainment is growing but a lack of credit cards has prevented big players from making inroads.Long celebrated in Europe for their contribution to “world” music -with Mali’s Salif Keita, Senegal’s Youssou N’Dour and Benin’s Angelique Kidjo household names in trendy bars – West African musicians struggled to make money back home, where poverty is widespread and music piracy rampant.
Mark Rausch, 7:00 am AFKI Original
Sadness permeates every note in the morna genre from West Africa’s Portuguese-speaking island Cape Verde. Many consider it the national music. While you can dance to it just like the blues, and it features multiple instruments such as cavaquinho, clarinet, piano and guitar, its usually performed in a minor key. The harmonic and melodic structures are complex, and worth learning more about. The best education you’ll get is listening to the Barefoot Diva, Césaria Évora, the “Queen of Morna.” Listen to her here.
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