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African Elvis brings country music to Kenya - BBC News

Kenyans have been listening to country for 50 years -- ever since Kenya gained independence from Britain. The songs were especially popular in the country’s farming areas. But the homegrown country music industry in Kenya still has a long way to go. One artist driving the movement forward is Elvis Otieno, known as "Sir Elvis."

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Charley Patton

Charley Patton - Spoonful Blues

A song about cocaine

It has been suggested by some kind sirs in the comments that maybe Charley was head of some clandestine tea drinking coven. There are some that say Shakespeare never wrote those plays but they were written by Elizabeth 1 while she was waiting for some blind beggar to be beheaded for stealing an apple from her orchard.

Cheick Hamala Diabate

Cheick Hamala Diabate is a musician from Mali, West Africa who has been nominated for a Grammy award. Using Adelphi, Marylandas his home he travels all over the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He has performed at the Kennedy Center, the United States Senate, and the Smithsonian Institution. Cheick Hamala was born into a griot family in Kita, Mali. From a young age he learned to play the ngoni, a stringed instrument related to the American banjo. In addition, Cheick has learned the history of Mali passed down for over 800 years. Cheick has performed internationally.

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