Post-Colonialism & Politics — Videos & Short Readings — be sure to note which videos/weblinks are marked required vs. not required
Uganda — Traditional & Popular Music — browse these short articles and check out some of the music
Congolese and Other Regional Popular Music — Read the two articles below and explore the videos in the following two playlists. I created the first playlist to accompany the “Afropop” reading. It’s mostly soukous music and follows the order of artists as they are mentioned in the reading (except the first couple videos of traditional music–note how the guitars in soukous are made to mimic the timbre and texture of adungu harps local to the region). The second playlist was not created by me. It features a generous helping of ndombolo music & dance to go along with the Pape reading.
*** Congolese musical innovators of the past decade:
Capsule reviews in Noisey of recent African music releases (not only Central and East)