Occur Goes Global - The Music of Central African Republic

Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 5:36 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music French, Latin and Pygmy influences make up the structure of Central African Republic's music scene. Dulcet sounds are hammered out on the balafon, a xylophone relative made from animal horns and skin. Dances borrow from the cha-cha and merengue, kicking up kinetic energy and the spirits of those oppressed by a government that’s been in transition for years. Here are five artists providing the soundtrack to life in Central African Republic.    Handimusic Created at a refugee camp outside the country’s only international... READ MORE