Tag Archives: #SmithsonianAfricanArt

Singing Sergeants Performance

Today we hosted the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants. Enjoy this clip of their rendition of Wade in the Water. Advertisements

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Diaspora song of the Day (In honor of Experience DC Carnival 2013) Blaxx – Leh Go

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Song of the Day (In Honor of Experience DC Carnival 2013) Machel Montano – Float

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Diaspora Song of the Day: Babatunde Olatunji – “Oya” (Primitive Fire)

Babatunde Olatunji was born to the Yoruba people of Nigeria in 1927, where he was introduced to traditional African music at an early age. The song Oya (Primitive Fire) comes from his first of six albums, Drums of Passion, which … Continue reading

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Diaspora Song of the Day: Habib Koite & Bamada “I Ka Barra (Your Work)”

Habib Koite is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Mali and Bamada is the name of his band of West African musicians. Koite is known for his unique style of playing the guitar giving his music a unique sound over … Continue reading

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Friday’s Diaspora Song of the Day (In Honor of Black Music Month) Elikeh- Get Ready

Elikeh is a band that is based in the Washington, DC area created by Massama Dogo. Using Togolese rhythms combined with American blues, and other genres of music, Elikeh establishes an Afro-pop sound that is unique and refereshing. The Song … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Diaspora Song of the Day (In Honor of Black Music Month) Damian Marley “Dem Neva Make It”

Coming from his new album, Set Up Shop, Damian Marley is always known for his added flavor to Reggae beats giving them a unique sound that only he can create. The Jamaican born artist shows, time and time again, that … Continue reading

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