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Other Countries of Africa

The popular music of Africa is as diverse as can be expected. From Gambia to Zimbabwe, from Ethiopia to Gabon, each country has one or more distinct styles or rhythms, more or less inspired on traditional music and external influences (such as Salsa, Son, Reggae, Blues, Jazz...), styles of music drawing strongly on their African roots anyway...

There are eight separate country pages about the music of
On this page you'll find artists coming from 26 other countries, from West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa and Southern Africa.

Below, you can find artists from Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
About Africa:
African Union flag /  drapeau Union Africaine African Union (54 member states)

African regions
Blue: North Africa
Green: West Africa
Purple: Central Africa
Orange: East Africa
Red: Southern Africa

54 countries (including South Sudan, independent since 9 July 2011)

1 partly recognised country (Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic)
1 unrecognised country (Somaliland) and
3 dependent territories (Réunion, Mayotte, Saint Helena)

Area: 30.2 million kmē
Population: 1,393,000,000 (est. 2021)
Number of languages spoken: Around 2,000
(estimations go between 1,250 and 3,000 languages)
Source: Wikipedia

Flags courtesy of ITA's Flags of All Countries used with permission.
About Angola:
Angolan flag
Official name:
República de Angola
Region: Central / Southern Africa
About Benin:
Beninese flag
Official name:
République du Bénin
Region: West Africa
Burundi Artist Pages
About Burundi:
Burundian flag
Official name:
République du Burundi
Region: Central / Eastern Africa
Cape Verde Artist Pages
About Cape Verde:
Cape Verdean flag
Official name:
República de Cabo Verde
Region: West Africa
Central African Republic Artist Pages
About Central African Republic:
CAR flag
Official name:
République centrafricaine / Ködörösêse tî Bêafrîka
Region: Central Africa
Chadian Artist Pages
About Chad:
Chadian flag
Official name:
République du Tchad / Jumhuriyyat Tshad
Region: Central Africa
Comoros Artist Pages
About Comoros:
Comorian flag
Official name:
Union des Comores
Region: East Africa / Indian Ocean
Equatorial Guinea Artist Pages
About Equatorial Guinea:
Equatorial Guinean flag
Official name:
República de Guinea Ecuatorial
Region: Central Africa
Ethiopian Artist Pages
About Ethiopia:
Ethiopian flag
Official name:
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Region: East Africa
Gabon Artist Pages
About Gabon:
Gabonese flag
Official name:
République Gabonaise
Region: Central Africa
Gambian Artist Pages
About The Gambia:
Gambian flag
Official name:
Republic of the Gambia
Region: West Africa
Ghana Artist Pages
About Ghana:
Ghanian flag
Official name:
Republic of Ghana
Region: West Africa
Guinea Bissau Artist Pages
About Guinea Bissau:
Guinea Bissau flag
Official name:
República da Guiné-Bissau
Region: West Africa
About Kenya:
Kenyan flag
Official name:
Republic of Kenya / Jamhuri ya Kenya
Region: East Africa
Madagascar Artist Pages
About Madagascar:
Malagasy flag
Official name:
Repoblikan'i Madagasikara / République de Madagascar
Region: East Africa / Indian Ocean
Mauritania Artist Pages
About Mauritania:
Mauritanian flag
Official name:
Al Jumhuriyah al Islamiyah al Muritaniyah
Region: West Africa
Mayotte Artist Pages
About Mayotte:
French flag  Mayotte local flag
Official name:
Mayotte (overseas department of France)
Region: East Africa / Indian Ocean
About Mozambique:
Mozambican flag
Official name:
República de Moçambique
Region: East / Southern Africa
Niger Artist Pages
About Niger:
Niger flag
Official name:
République du Niger
Region: West Africa
Nigeria Artist Pages
About Nigeria:
Nigerian flag
Official name:
Federal Republic of Nigeria
Region: West Africa
Rwanda Artist Pages
About Rwanda:
Rwandan flag
Official name:
Repubulika y'u Rwanda
Region: Central / East Africa
Tanzania Artist Pages
About Tanzania:
Tanzanian flag
Official name:
United Republic of Tanzania / Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania
Region: East Africa
Togo Artist Pages
About Togo:
Togolese flag
Official name:
République Togolaise
Region: West Africa
Uganda Artist Pages
About Uganda:
Ugandan flag
Official name:
Republic of Uganda / Jamhuri ya Uganda
Region: East Africa
Zambia Artist Pages
About Zambia:
Zambian flag
Official name:
Republic of Zambia
Region: Southern Africa
About Zimbabwe:
Zimbabwean flag
Official name:
Republic of Zimbabwe
Region: Southern Africa

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