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African inspired Pop music, what others can you think of?

There was one album when I was a teen that I just loved.  The whole album was of African music.  I can’t remember who did it!  Please leave other African inspired music that you know of in the comments.  Thanks.

Neil Diamond inspired many dance days with my girlfriends.   We alternated going to each other’s basements.  For some reason, I never liked “Sweet Caroline” and his mainstream hits.

Toto did an awesome job with their hit “Africa”

Paul Simon had a great African inspired time, and toured with African musicians.

Elton John wrote the Lion King songs, so awesome!

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  1. Anita Fiander
    April 24, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Great post! Love music..The Circle of Life 🙂 Lion King rocked!

  2. April 24, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    not bad. next talent found.

  3. April 24, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Toto Rocks great band!
    You are a Romantic woman, right?
    and a very busy one.
    Cats, African music,Goole+,coffee sure,art, photography,people,etc,etc
    I love it, that’s great.

    • April 24, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      Stevenandre, yes I tend to be Romantic and busy! LOL
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note.

  4. jioge
    April 24, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    That is a great post! The African inspired pop music is great 🙂

    • April 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you for visiting and commenting her Jioge

  5. April 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Africa is such a place to get inspiration from – spent 3 weeks in Kenya last July

  6. April 24, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Sally, I grew up in Brazil where most of our music was Africa-inspired. That beat is literally in our blood for life!

    • April 24, 2012 at 11:52 pm

      How wonderful Sharon. Thanks for sharing.

  7. April 24, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you shared and Digged

  8. Liz
    April 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Wow! We have extremely different tastes in music, Sally! God bless you though. ; )

    • April 24, 2012 at 11:49 pm

      Hi Liz, thanks for checking it out anyway!! What kind of music do you like?

  9. April 24, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Neil Diamond is truly inspirational 🙂

  10. ransae
    April 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Reblogged this on Ransae's Blog.

  11. April 24, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Neil Diamond was my housecleaning buddy for year…thanks for the reminders on some classics.

    • April 24, 2012 at 11:52 pm

      Appreciate your visit and share Elaine!

  12. ransae
    April 24, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Music is the only universal language…..and people who love music, love it, be it from Africa or Asia, or Europe or any part of the world! I love music….Thanks for sharing this musical page!

    • April 24, 2012 at 11:48 pm

      Thanks for your comments and the reblog!

  13. April 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    How could you leave out “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” one of my all time favorites.

  14. April 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    “Red, Red Wine” by UB40 and “Kokomo,” by the Beach Boys

    • April 24, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      Great, both good songs as well! Thanks

  15. April 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Circle of life is awesome.

    • April 24, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      I agree. It brings me to tears, so powerful!

  16. April 24, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Love Toto!

  17. April 24, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Great, great music!

  18. April 25, 2012 at 12:15 am

    all of those are excellent tunes 🙂

  19. April 25, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Elton John`s “Circle of Life” is one of my all time favorite songs!

    • April 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      Appreciate the visit Courtney!

  20. April 25, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Great post featuring some fine music. I always enjoy Paul Simon and Toto’s “Africa” is a fave. For a more political song, try Peter Gabriel “Biko”. Thanks for posting this great material.

    • April 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm

      Hey Wayne, thanks for the visit!

  21. April 25, 2012 at 4:47 am

    Why make the detour? Go for African artists right away: “Makambo” by Geoffrey Oryema or “Tschigi Fo” by Ali Farka Toure …etc. There’s so much to be found so easily nowadays, it’s a great pleasure for me to discover foreign musicians.

    • April 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm

      I agree, Christian. I was just remembering some of the music from my high school years in this one. There is one album that I am trying to remember and cannot find it!

  22. April 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

    What a great selection of music. Thanks for sharing!

    • April 25, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks for the visit and the comment, Lisa

  23. Nisha
    April 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I love Paul Simon’s unique sound. There is some music you can just keep going back to for years and years. 🙂

  24. April 26, 2012 at 1:10 am

    blast from the past! love all the songs, but don’t know who did the album you were talking about…

    • April 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      Hi Janice, I asked my sister if she remembered and she said it was Neil Diamond’s album that I was remembering!

  25. April 26, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Thanks for that great start to my day. You’ve picked some of my favorites and tied them together nicely.

  26. April 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I lived in Africa for a few years and dearly miss it…including the4 music. Thanks for this.

    • April 26, 2012 at 10:58 pm

      Rhia, I would love to go to Africa. Thanks for your note!

  27. April 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Paul Simon’s African inspired music was great!

    • April 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      Thanks for leaving a note Scott!

  28. April 29, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Angelique Kidjo is one of my favourite performers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ang%C3%A9lique_Kidjo).

    Her song “Agolo” is ls to me the sound of unadulterated happiness and I could listen to it over and over again!

    • April 29, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you so much Antonio! I am going to check her out.

    • April 29, 2012 at 9:31 pm

      Antonio. She is awesome! Thanks, I am a new fan now. Here is a great cover of Bob Marley’s Redemption song that she did for her PBS special.


  29. May 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Interesting and some great misic

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