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Roberto Blanco

Blanco, Roberto (*1937) Contributor: Heike Raphael-Hernandez Contributor Heike Raphael-Hernandez (First published in Encyclopedia of Blacks in European history and culture (2008) Ed. Eric Marlone, ABC-CLIO Inc. Re-published here with permission of ABC-CLIO Inc.) Biography Further Reading Roberto Blanco (also Roberto Zerquera) is a German pop singer and actor of Afro-Cuban descent. Although the height of  Continue Reading »

Rub├ęm Dantas

Contribuye:┬á┬áPaloma Pozo Pearce Naci├│ en Salvador de Bah├şa (Brasil) en el seno de una familia que amaba la m├║sica. Comenz├│ sus estudios de piano de la mano de su madre, quien tambi├ęn le ense├▒├│ a escuchar a creadores de la talla de Maiza Matarazzo, Agustinho dos Santos, Jackson do Pandeiro, Batata, Pixinginha, Luis Gonzaga o  Continue Reading »

Bidinte

Contribuye:┬á┬áPaloma Pozo Pearce Es un cantautor africano de gran sensibilidad. Guinea Bissau es madre de exilios y desarraigo. Bidinte es un compositor pulido que escribe palabras sentidas que hablan de las cosas de su pueblo y le devuelven la voz por un momento. Su primera colecci├│n de canciones, un disco llamado Kumura (el nombre de  Continue Reading »

Gabriella Ghermandi

GABRIELLA GHERMANDI (1965–) Contributor: Federico Fabris (University of Bamberg) Biography Reading Materials Further Reading Gabriella Ghermandi is an Italian-Ethiopian performer, novelist and short-story writer. She was born in Addis Ababa in 1965 to an Italian father and a mixed-race Ethiopian mother. In 1979, one year after her fatherÔÇÖs death, Ghermandi moved permanently to Italy. In  Continue Reading »

Bar├│n Ya Buk

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Vic Navarrete

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Yoly Sista

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Arianna Puello

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Piruchi Apo

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Paloma del Sol

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Franklin Tshimini Nsombolay

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Iv├ín “Mel├│n” Lewis

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Mefe: Meferis Elonga Madiba

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Mbak├í – Chacho Brodas

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Makabro Aka Brokempo

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Kraz├ę Negroz├ę

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Astrid Jones

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Yolanda Eyama

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Domingo Edjang Moreno

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Silvia Sob├ę – DNOE

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Carlitos Wey

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Concha Buika

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Victor Bondjale

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Africa Bibang

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Bego├▒a Bang-Matu

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Alana Sinkey

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Betty Akna

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Jota May├║scula DJ

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Ismaila San├ę

ISMAILA SAN├ë (Coubalan, Senegal, 1956ÔÇô) Written by Elina Seye (University of Tampere, Finland) Biography Discography External Links Ismaila San├ę is a percussionist, singer and dancer born in Senegal, currently living in Finland. San├ę started his artistic career in 1974 in Dakar as a dancer and percussionist for companies performing traditional West African dances and music:  Continue Reading »

Menard Mponda

MENARD MPONDA (Mbeya, Tanzania, 1968ÔÇô) Written by Elina Seye (University of Tampere, Finland) Menard Mponda is a Tanzanian musician and dancer who has been residing in Finland since 1995. Mponda was born in 1968 in Mbeya, South Western Tanzania, to a family with a strong affection for music: a brother and a sister of his  Continue Reading »

Galaxy

GALAXY Biography Discography Links Galaxy is a Finland based band playing a mix of Senegalese mbalax (a local genre of pop music) and international pop music styles. The band was formed in 1992 by three Senegalese musicians residing in Finland: singer and saxophonist Rane Diallo, bassist Pape Sarr and tama drummer Yamar Thiam. They all  Continue Reading »

Arnold Chiwalala

ARNOLD CHIWALALA (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 1963ÔÇô) Arnold Chiwalala with Topi Korhonen (front) and Ricardo Padilla (back( in 2008. Photo by Riika Hiltunen Written by Elina Seye (University of Tampere, Finland) Biography Discography Further Reading Links Arnold Chiwalala was born in 1963 in Dar es Salaam. His parents came originally from Southwestern Tanzania, but due  Continue Reading »