Segments in this Video

Seyi Shay: Singer (07:52)


Shay describes her background singing in church, before her parents divorced. "From Above" supports Beyonce Knowles during the "I Am" tour. Shay visits Terra Culture and prepares to shoot a music video.

Muyombo Thomas: Musician and Doctor (07:20)

Thomas describes working as a doctor at the National Center for Blood Transfusion during the day and performing as Tom Close at night. Genres include R&B, zouk, African sound, and pop. He publishes his illustrated children's books under a pseudonym.

Simo Lagnawi: Musician (06:19)

Lagnawi specializes in the Gnawa Cultureā€”slaves brought from Sub-Saharan Africa to Northern African countries. Since relocating to London, Lagnawi plays in eight bands, appearing at the Royal Albert Hall and the Glastonbury Festival.

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Making Melodies

Part of the Series : African Voices, Series 2
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African musicians draw upon everything from Afrobeat to Gnawa music to create hits across the continent.

Length: 23 minutes

Item#: BVL183866

ISBN: 978-1-64623-010-5

Copyright date: ©2018

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