In celebration of Africa Day on the 25th of May Apple Music has launched African Legends, a hub which offers a rich collection of music from across the continent, featuring many much loved African artists.
Africa is home to a colourful tapestry of musical styles, from the soulful sounds of folk musician Vusi Mahlasela and the funk-Afrobeat of Nigerian William Onyeabor to Algerian singer Khaled with his pop and “Rai” style of music.
To honour this legacy of rhythms on Africa Day, Apple Music have hand-picked a broad range of artists, including the likes of Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde), Lucky Dube (South Africa), Fela Kuti (Nigeria) and many others from all corners of Africa.

The African Legends hub consists of Essentials Playlists, Essentials Albums, Classic Singles, A Spotlight On and a dedicated Playlist with 50 of the top African songs of all time.

The Essentials Playlists feature the soothing melodies of Ladysmith Black Mambazo (South Africa), Mali’s Amadou and Mariam, the rich voice of Angélique Kidjo (Benin) and South Africa’s own “Mama Africa”, Miriam Makeba and her township-inspired Afrojazz. There is music from more than twenty other epic African artists including King Sunny Ade (Nigeria – African pop and Jùjù) and internationally renowned Johnny Clegg with his Afropop and Mbaqanga rhythms.
Rediscover the roots of African music in Essentials Albums with Abdullah Ibrahim and Congolese Papa Wemba’s rumba and Soukous styled album.
The “Spotlight On” contains a quintessential selection of albums by a specific musician, currently showcasing the timeless work of world-famous Youssou N’Dour.
The Classic Singles offers hits such as Brenda Fassie’s ‘Vulindela’, Mory Kante’s ‘Yeke Yeke’, Miriam Makeba’s ‘Pata Pata’ and a whole lot more.

Apple Music’s African Legends is a celebration of the incredible diversity of musical genres and artists from across the continent.
Visit  www.applemusic.com/africanlegends

With over 50 million songs, Apple Music offers a free 3-month trial with no commitment and is ad-free. Apple Music is available on iPhone and iPad and also for download from Google Play for Android devices

Hip Hop 411

View all posts

Add comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Music

Our Next Event

Hip-Hop 411 is a full service media production agency that is focused on content creation for social media, web TV and television. Hip-Hop 411 is passionate about creating content that displays the best of what the South Africa, African, and the global pop culture has to offer, giving young creatives a platform to showcase their talents and the rest of the world a unique and authentic South African experience. The company specialises in pre-production, production, post production, events, music and all visual and audio content. Hip-Hop 411 is 100% black owned and prides itself in using the latest in digital and visual effects technology available on the market to give the best visual experience.

Find out more