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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

African Music Mix: FEMUA African Music Festival

Freshlyground and Meta and Cornerstones performed to the delight of the 2015 FEMUA African Music Festival crowd. 

Freshlyground is an award winning South African band

In April 2015 over a period of three days, Festival of Urban Music Anoumabo or FEMUA music festival theme of integration and understanding played live to millions of people across the world. 

The social and sports event was initiated by musician Salif Traoré in 2008. While providing enjoyment to millions of people, FEMUA primary goal is to improve health, education and business opportunities for needy folks in Côte d’Ivoire. Salif Traoré is UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador and lead singer of the band Magic System.

Meta Dia of Meta and Cornerstones

FEMUA music festival hosted 13 artists from Africa, France and the United States. Two artists, Freshlyground and Meta and Cornerstones performed to the delight of the crowd. 

Freshlyground is a South African band that formed in Cape Town in 2002 and is made up of seven diverse musicians from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. 

Senegalese Meta Dia of Meta and Cornerstones began his musical career in Senegal and then the United States weaving French, English, Wolof, and Fulani in his African Reggae music.

Birds sing not because they have the answers but because they have songs in their hearts
- African Proverb

Award winning South African band Freshlyground music video 
Fire Is Low

Meta Dia of Meta and Cornerstones music video
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Those who understand music understand the world.
- African Proverb

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