The Changing Face and Music of Africa
African Music and Sound Effects That Resonate With the Times

Scary Times in Africa -- The Dark Continent offers a rich and evolving history. From the 1918 silent films and 1930s-1940s movies about Tarzan living among the apes, to today’s uncontrolled turmoil with genocide, looting, piracy and pervasive crime in far too many countries. As a result, there are over 4 million people displaced and Africa is imploding.

The High Cost of Independence -- With UN Peacekeepers in the Congo, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire, as South Sudan just became the newest nation, Africa’s 54th state -- films, documentaries and world news shows bring us tales of triumph and disaster. Independence is a fairly new concept in Africa: By 1950, only four of 53 countries were independent – and today, the desire for democracy and a political voice in the future of many nations remains strong. The world is rooting for safety and a better life for all African nations.

Top African Artists

Lindy Botha Lindy Botha
Really Free Music Really Free Music
Colin Willsher Colin Willsher
Music And SFX Music And SFX
Alec Makinson Alec Makinson
Andy Schofield Andy Schofield
Rik Roberts Rik Roberts
Bjorn Lynne Bjorn Lynne
Akela Sun Akela Sun
Ferenc Hegedus Ferenc Hegedus

New African Tracks

Queen Nesigubhu Emakhaya Lam
Queen Nesigubhu Jambo Africa
Spiceman Locked in the Rhythm
Richard Hughes This Magic
J Osada J Osada - Embrace
Rukq Man In the Jungle
Rukq Man Dance Lets Vibe
Bobby Cole Uplifting African Ga..
Menly Sah DNA
Menly Sah Son of Light


Top African Tracks

Andy Schofield African Pride
Michael Keck Floating Bells
Michael Keck Gambia Dreams
Andy Schofield African Savannah
Joe Pignato Global Celebration
Corder I Could Be Something
Joe Bergsieker Sunrise in Africa
Akela Sun I Dream of Africa
Rik Roberts West African Guitar..
Really Free Music Heart of Moheza
Alexander Khaskin Pride of Africa
Abbas Premjee (LP) Savannah Wind
Alec Makinson Soweto Pride
Andy Schofield African Bush
Jonathan Carlile Before the Night
Lindy Botha African Heart
Really Free Music Lomhlabathi
Bjorn Lynne African Fields
Ferenc Hegedus End of a Journey
Dan Morrissey Sticks and Stones
Really Free Music Across Kossanto
Big Ben Tokujenda
Igge Scoce Out of Africa - Cine..
Alec Makinson African Heartland
Rudy Pusateri Baobab Banana
Colin Willsher Party Afrikah - Full..
Afrika - Artists of Ethiopia Tr Collection Vol.1.1
Baron Chase Baronlamba
Music Candy Afrikaan
Music And SFX Destination Africa
Music Candy Motherland No Vocals
Afrika - Artists of Ethiopia Awe Bade.9
Michael Keck Sigalagala Holiday
Solfeggio Shaman Senegal
Andy L Africana
Colin Willsher Cape Town Welcome
Akela Sun African Safari 2
Alexander Tobias Orest African Night
WarChild Roots
Arpad Zsolt Domahidi West African Territory
Bjorn Lynne Earthchild
Dream Valley Music The Word Is Africa
Andy L Africa Calling
Bjorn Lynne Beneath Another Sky
Dmytro Krasiuk Red Rock Spirit
David Waugh African Valley of So..
Really Free Music Kipo Kubula
Storm Drums Hope of Success
Michael Keck Sweet Village Jambo..
Adam Skorupa From the Earth
Michael Kobayashi Kahala 60
WarChild The Way She Moves It
Max DiCarlo Africana
Igge Scoce Into Africa - Strong..
Anthony Davilio African Rhythms
Afrika - Artists of Ethiopia Tr Collection Vol.1.7
Afrika - Artists of Ethiopia Dawit Tsige.3
Garry Cribb Township Carnival
Adagio Music Kum-Ba-Yah
Akela Sun Massai Massai
ElectricKoraLand Numbawan
Colin Willsher One Nation
Alec Makinson African Sunshine
Bobby Cole Energetic Madagascan..
Rik Roberts The Senegalese Guita..
Greg Patmore Africa
Piotr Pacyna The Jungle Totem
Carlos Estella The African Witch
Ausilio African Safaris
Big Sound Music Ghana Made
Javier Pitera Kalimba and Marimba
David Banks Breezy Bongos
Zev Weinstein Earth Song
Gary Wolk Jacaranda
Carlos Estella Discovering Africa
Carlos Estella Big Africa
Colin Willsher An African Tale
Geoffrey Wilson The Road to Kenya
Deep Forest Percussion Full Track African P..
Luke Moseley Gospel
Ferenc Hegedus Ancient Worlds
Keyboard Wizard African Kora Djembe..
Nigel Male Shuka
Papafrog African Ghost

Genre List

African Contemporary
African Dramatic
African Drums
African Hip Hop
African Pop
African Traditional
African World Fusion
Afro Sal Soul
Burkina Faso
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Cote d'Ivoire
Mauritian Music
South Africa

Safari, Action Adventure, Into the Wilds
Tomb Raider, turmoil and chaos in the jungle -- Ethnic drumming, tribal dancers, bush beaters, big game hunters, fighters, and warriors – Dust off your Safari jacket and hat, grow a little chin stubble, and jump in your trusty British Land Rover and let’s be off on a big adventure to Africa. Exotic birds, elephants, hefty rhinos, thundering zebras…

Alexander Khaskin
David van Rensburg
Nikolay Krivin
Ori Vidislavski
Michael Keck
Audio Architect
Jason Greenberg
Music And SFX
Bjarne O.
Really Free Music
Really Free Music
Nigel Male
Nigel Male
David van Rensburg
William Pearson
Alec Makinson
Greg Clarkson & Michael Oliphant
Bjorn Lynne
The Music Bakery

Romance, Friendships and Bravery a la “Out of Africa”
Remember the African Queen (1951), with the drunken river-boat captain Humphrey Bogart and Kate Hepburn, the hard-headed missionary spinster? Or Out of Africa (1985), with land baroness Meryl Streep and the handsome big game hunter, Robert Redford? Our composers have written a boatload of African tracks for your romantic dramas…

Adam DiTroia
Erik Haddad
Leland Thomas Faegre
Michael Keck
Akela Sun
Andy Schofield
Luigi Saracino
Greg Clarkson & Michael Oliphant
Really Free Music
Michael Keck
Peter Godfrey
Arpad Zsolt Domahidi
Richard Bowling
Julian Blackmore
Carlos Estella

Village Scenes, Celebrations with Natives Chanting
African village rituals celebrate new births, coming of age, marriage, a good harvest, rainfall or a family death. They may chant to welcome a visiting king or to criticize a neighbor for stealing chickens. artists have composed music perfect for your uplifting and lively stories, travel montages, films, and commercials.

Andy L
Alec Makinson
Andy L
Martin Kittappa
Garry Cribb
Really Free Music
Really Free Music
Really Free Music
Really Free Music
Michael Keck
Michael Keck
Garry Cribb
Bjorn Lynne
Michael Keck
Davinia Leonne
Greg Clarkson & Michael Oliphant
Richard Jungles
Solfeggio Shaman
Davinia Leonne

Edgy African Drumming and Percussion
Traditional African rhythms add filmic authenticity! Our composers have created a jungle full of polyrhythmic textures that will add a pounding punctuation to your adventure film, news story, travel documentary or video game -- Shaman supernatural powers, rites of passage, chasing lions and tigers, or dodging poison darts…

Michael Keck
Michael Keck
Robert Neary
Jono Booth
George and Marguerite
David van Rensburg
Steve Urwin
Gary Wolk
Greg Patmore
Really Free Music
Really Free Music
Michael Keck
Tony Diana
Simon Stockhausen
Eric Bode
Graham Pagano
Johnny Breton
Steve E. Williams
Anthony Davilio
Leandro Mogni

Uplifting, Heartwarming Music Filled with Hope
Joyful and playful melodies provide uplifting audio for movie trailers, opening credits, television specials, and documentaries relating to hope and progress in Africa.

Colin Willsher
Julian Scott
Rudy Pusateri
Equinox Sounds
Music Candy
Andy Schofield
Tom Rae
Bjarne O.
Really Free Music
Really Free Music
Really Free Music
Really Free Music
Geoff Harvey & Chris Martyn
David Waugh
Max DiCarlo
Psh Project
Keyboard Wizard
Tim Brown
Michael Keck
Davinia Leonne

Corporate, Travel, & Documentary Themes
Whether your client’s into African fashions or mines diamonds or gold, refines sugar cane, or flies EgyptAir, music will spell success to your branding campaigns or documentary.

Reinaldo Duarte
Luigi Saracino
Colin Willsher
Really Free Music
Dmytro Krasiuk
Davor Devcic
Vess Ray
Music For TV and Games
Music For TV and Games
Music And SFX
Andy Schofield
Garry Cribb
Gary Wolk
Really Free Music
Akela Sun
Sergey Firsov
Alexander Tobias Orest
Tom Green
Bjarne O.
Wayne Numan

Sorrow, Aftermath of Wars and Dislocation of People
From the early slave trade to the 1987 Sierra Leone documentary, Cry Freedom, civil war, murder, ethnic cleansing, starvation, and displacement have been a constant in Africa. The stunning 2004 Academy Award-nominated “Hotel Rwanda” depicted genocide that left 1 million people brutally murdered. Other stories cover war orphans, child soldiers, and the devastation of HIV/AIDS.

Michael Keck
David Waugh
Jonathan Carlile
Ori Vidislavski
Jason Greenberg
Jono Booth
Peter Godfrey
Justin Crosby

Lively Contemporary Club Music
Amidst turmoil and chaos, what is life worth if you can’t sing and dance and enjoy friends at late night clubs? We’re game, and offer numerous hot contemporary tracks for your urban scenes.

Nigel Male
Big Ben
Electric Chair 3000
Ermias T. Kebede
Bamford Stevens
Mark Knox
Bobby Cole
Davinia Leonne
Tunes Are Me
Music Candy
Rik Roberts
Carl Miles
Rik Roberts

African Hip Hop and Rap
Popular in Africa since the early 1980s due to widespread American influence, Hip Hop and Rap have escalated all over Africa and each region has developed a unique style of Hip Hop. Rap elements are found in Kwaito, a new genre based on House music which developed in South Africa in the 1990s, and Mbalax, a type of West African Pop music.

Steve E. Williams

African Sound Effects
Featuring ambient sound effects of safaris, animals, rainforests, and more. Take a listen to a wide assortment of African animals that reside on the plains, in the jungles, on the savannah, in the rivers and rainforests, our African sound effects are both authentic and captivating!

Ultimate Sound
Special Effects and Sounds
Ultimate Sound
Domino Sound Effects
The Producers
Ultimate Sound
The Producers
Ultimate Sound
Domino Sound Effects
Valencia Magic
The Producers
Special Effects and Sounds
The Producers
The Producers
The Producers
Hollywood Post
Ultimate Sound

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