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African Musicians Going Political

Kanjii Mbugua storms the stage amid cheers as fans crane their necks to see the Kenyan musician. His twisted hair and baggy T-shirt are a far cry from his formally dressed fans. He belts out “I’m Just a Man,” one of his trademark songs, and dashes across the stage. But the 31-year-old Nairobi, Kenya, resident […]

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Rebel Music: Indigenous Artists in North America

Follow the lives of four Indigenous musicians and activists as they incite change in their communities through their art. The full episode will premiere exclusively on the MTV Facebook page on Thursday, 11/13/2014 at 4pm EST.         Watch at https://www.facebook.com/MTV.

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Instruments4Africa – Cultural Preservation, Education, and Reconciliation in Mali

Instruments4africa (I4A) is a not-for-profit (501c-3) organization formed to reinforce traditional music and the arts in West Africa. We promote time-tested cultural activities that support traditional values of tolerance and peaceful conflict resolution. We work to empower underprivileged and at-risk youth through academic and cultural educational opportunities. We organize events and create spaces that bring […]

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