Before Afrobeats, there was fuji. Nigeria's musical imprint is known worldwide, but less is known about the Yoruba Muslims' contribution to this success. Fuji music is at the forefront of this sound, with its origins in prayer, devotion, and rhythm.
For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan is a time to appreciate the wealth of gifts bestowed by God. As part of this journey of discovery, Adama Munu travelled to Kenya to experience safari and grow as a person of faith whilst fasting.
For the past 70 years, the United Kingdom has been a pole bearer for global musical creativity and artistic syncretism. Inspired by and derived from the music of the Mandé people of West Africa, the Balimaya Project is forging new jazz-filled ground.
Archiving the past helps ensure the knowledge and practices of generations gone by are not forgotten. A Minnesotan museum has contributed to the preservation of East African history by tracking down rare Islamic and Christian manuscripts.