For our purposes, we define the term “African music” to include any of the regional musical styles of Sub-Saharan Africa. Percussion instruments such as the Djembe are essential tools for making this highly rhythmic music. Enslaved Africans carried their musical traditions with them to the Americas, where they served as a reservoir of inspiration for Caribbean, Latin, blues, jazz, gospel, and hip-hop. These genres are performed all over Florida, as is music with more direct ties to the original African traditions.
African Music at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival - D97-27
Onabaniero Osunlade Ogunleye at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival - D97-30
Friends of Sironka at the 2004 Florida Folk Festival - CD04-7
Augustine and Felix Omeben at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival - D94-11
Groupe Afric Azolou at the 2004 Florida Folk Festival - CD04-107