Occur Goes Global - The Music of the Ivory Coast

Monday, October 2, 2017 at 2:39 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music A former French colony with one of the fastest-growing economies in the world thanks to its cocoa supply, the Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire) also has a rich arts culture. From ancient sounds of the djembe drum to the global groove of reggae, here are five acts putting the Ivory Coast on the musical map. Magic System Celebrated purveyors of the zouglou genre (heavy on scraping percussion and feverish rhythms), Magic System have been entertaining the... READ MORE