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Alsarah - I heard her on 99.5 FM in NJ the other day, it was beautiful. From her site: Women in Northern Sudan are the keepers of the popular aghani al-banat, or girl’s music, which plays as an interactive soundtrack to the many festive events in Sudan.  Amongst the diverse music genres in Sudan, aghani al-banat with its tongu-in-cheek playful style has managed to flourish in midst of a repressive regime continuously evolving and adding to its unparalleled popularity. 

Alsarah - I heard her on 99.5 FM in NJ the other day, it was beautiful. From her site: Women in Northern Sudan are the keepers of the popular aghani al-banat, or girl’s music, which plays as an interactive soundtrack to the many festive events in Sudan.  Amongst the diverse music genres in Sudan, aghani al-banat with its tongu-in-cheek playful style has managed to flourish in midst of a repressive regime continuously evolving and adding to its unparalleled popularity. 

— 3 years ago with 9 notes
#music  #woman  #women  #sudan  #africa 
Celia Cruz: My heroine — she kept performing well into her 70s.  She had a flamboyant style that was almost as memorable as her music!  There is a WONDERFUL website devoted to her life (in English) by the Smithsonian available here.

Celia Cruz: My heroine — she kept performing well into her 70s.  She had a flamboyant style that was almost as memorable as her music!  There is a WONDERFUL website devoted to her life (in English) by the Smithsonian available here.

— 4 years ago with 4 notes
#Celia Cruz  #New York City  #Cuba  #music  #salsa  #son