African Music Safari: Test Your Knowledge of Africa's Many Modern Musical Styles!

African music covers innumerable countries, regions and genres. Many Western artists have been influenced by African music and "borrowed" it, bringing it to a wider audience. And even when it's sad, it keeps you smiling and keeps your feet tapping. Test your knowledge of Africa's modern music with this fun quiz.

Created By AFKTravel
On Mar 29, 2017
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What is the name of the musical style created by Fela Kuti in Nigeria in the 60s and 70s, which fused jazz, traditional Nigerian music, and other genres?

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The exuberant, rhythmic mbalax music is most popular in which West African country?

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The world-famous Gnaoua World Music Festival takes place every year in what city in Morocco?

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Kwaito music emerged in the early 1990s in the townships of which city in South Africa?

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Highlife, hiplife and azonto all originated in this music-crazy country.

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Isicathamiya, a South African a capella style, was popularized by Ladysmith Black Mambazo when they sang on which American pop star's album in the 1980s?

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Who is the most famous mbalax musician (and possibly the most famous musician/singer in Africa)?

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The sad, soulful "morna" music made popular by Cesaria Evora is from which island nation of Africa?

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What is the name of the popular, energetic dance music originating from Angola and made popular by acts like Anselmo Ralph?

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In Kenyan benga music, the bass guitar is strummed in a way that's similar to which traditional instrument?

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Rai music, which blends Bedouin folk sounds with Spanish, French and Arabic influences, originated in which North African country?

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