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African Music Links

This list was created and is maintained by Alisdair MacRae Birch. If there are dead links or changes needed or you wish to submit a new site (with reciprocal link) please email me at:

The African Music Webring. The Web ring for African Music has many sites. It's an easy way to navigate around web sites which have African Music and it's FREE to join.

Africa On RootsWorld

African Music Resources, and music reviews

African Music Discussion Group

The Yahoo Discussion Group for African Music

African Music Hub

Hub for the African Music Web ring and the Yahoo African Music Group

African Drum Rhythms

Swedish Drummer, Lennart Hallstrom's Textbook and practice tapes for the djembe - excellent site with notation.

African Palava

Dr. Dominique Bediako,  lecturer at the Institute of Languages, Makerere University, Uganda. Excellent list of African Resources. The website is part of a project about African Literature and the Internet

Afropop Worldwide

USA Based Afro-pop radio program

Ancient Future

The internationally acclaimed world fusion music of Ancient Future is an exhilarating blend of exciting rhythms and exotic sounds from around the world. Leader Matthew Montfort has written great book entitled Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India

Arthur Hull/West Cliff Percussion

Home page of the drum circle, Links and more

Babatunde Olatunji

Home site with pictures and reviews

Djembe and Mande Music

This page is devoted primarily to the drumming, culture and other musical traditions of the Mande peoples of West Africa. Excellent and useful selection of links.

Djembe List

The number one site for hand drum players! Mailing list, FAQ, Resources, Notation, Links, etc!

The Drums and Percussion Page

Resources, archives and more

Drum Rhythm Transcriptions

Jim Salems rhythm collection

Eric Charry's Home Page

Djembe bibliography and discography, articles, audio and video examples

Groove Archive

Rhythm notation and MIDI files

Human Songs

Djembe Books and CD's

High Life Times

An on-line magazine focussed on High Life

International Teacher´s Listing

Happy Shel´s compilation of drum/dance teachers from the Djembe Mailing Lis

Interworld Music Rhythm Library

CDs, Videos, Instructional, Rhythm library and more

Ladzekpo´s Foundation Course

An online course in African Music by Ghanian drum master C

Lark In The Morning

Instruments, Books, Recordings, Videos, etc

WAP - West African Percussion

West African rhythms and lyrics transcribed by Paul Nas


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