Chapter 7

Sub-Saharan Africa: Icons of Afropop

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the connection between traditional and popular music styles in sub-Saharan Africa, focusing on the Republic of South Africa and West African region.
  2. Recognize the major popular music styles of sub-Saharan Africa discussed, e.g., Highlife.
  3. Identify prominent artists associated with sub-Saharan African popular music, e.g., Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Flashcards of Glossary Terms


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Mbube and Isicathamiya

“Hello, My Baby”

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens

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“Ghana- Guinea-Mali”

E. T. Mensah

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“Ja Funmi”

King Sunny Adé

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