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Music and Dance

Where to See Live Music in Bamako

Live music in Bamako, Mali

Bamako has a storied and deserved reputation as a regional capital for live music. It's always possible to catch a show, even on the quieter nights of the week. But if you're new in town, or just passing through, you might have no idea where to begin. This is a map that will be constantly [...]

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Makassa dance

Filmed with the help of an Abidjan flashmob, this video from Ivorian rap group Tour 2 Garde offers a new dance, Makassa. Fun video and a banging tune with great production. Enjoy your weekend.

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azonto dance in Ghana

A derivative of the Apaa dance of the Ga ethnic group in Ghana, Azonto has recently blown up on the world stage. It is a dance based on simple footwork and creative gesturing. You may find yourself miming a phone call, boxing someone, or even washing your clothes -- all while getting down to the [...]

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