African continent has given a warm welcome to the music in its heart. The people of Africa are very cultural and enthusiastic about music. Western part of Africa is the most famous part for music. Some of the common music in the region is Samba, Jazz, blues, hip hop, reggae, and rock. Africa was greatly influenced during 1950 to 1970. This was a revolutionary period for the big continent. Music which emerged out as the most popular music was Afrobeat and Highlife.
Modern period in Africa include multifaceted choral singings of Southern Africa along with the dance rhythm of soukous. African music loops is greatly subjugated by the music of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The music and dance traditions are different from one part to another in Africa. The music played in Northern Africa is different from that of Southern Africa. The influence of Arabian music is greatly observed in the Northern parts of Africa where as the Southern Africa is influenced by the western music. Music in Africa depends a lot on the region and the part you are into. It keeps on varying according to different locations and tribes. Some of the most common instruments used in African music are drums, woodwinds, bass, and guitar.
The African music is full of cultural effects. A person who has interest in different cultures will surely like the African music. In some occasions such as rituals and ceremonies music plays a great role in Africa. People of Africa take it as a connecting link between the human beings and the super natural powers. Striking instruments are very common in African music. Use of stamping tubes, the mbira, and the xylophone is also seen in African music. Mbira is the most popular musical instrument in Africa. It produces a melodic sound which is very pleasurable to the ears.