Africa Beats

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Join the BBC's Bola Mosuro for a wonderful hour of music from up-and-coming artists from the continent.

We bring together the musicians featured in the BBC's highly acclaimed Africa Beats multi-media series.

Each of the eight stars recorded an acoustic version of a favourite song exclusively for the BBC, and the resulting videos were shown on BBC World TV and on the BBC website.

The music, and extensive interviews were also broadcast on BBC radio's Network Africa programme.

This special programme offers you the opportunity to listen to those songs again in full, and to hear what inspires and motivates this talented selection from a new generation of musicians from Africa.

The featured artists are Sarah Tshila (Uganda), Kidum (Burundi), Ahmed Soultan (Morocco), Carmen Souza (Cape Verde), Vieux Farka Toure (Mali) Atemi, Eric Wainaina and Christine Kamau (Kenya).

(Image: Christine Kamau an afro-jazz trumpeter and composer who hails from Kenya)

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A rich musical journey with eight of Africa’s most inspiring up-and-coming artists

The BBC takes you on a rich musical journey with eight of Africa’s most inspiring up-and-coming artists.

We bring together the musicians featured in the BBC's recent Africa Beats multi-media series. Each of the eight stars recorded an acoustic version of a favourite song exclusively for the BBC.

This special programme offers you the opportunity to listen to those songs in full, and to hear what inspires and motivates these talented artists. Half the sessions were recorded on location in South Africa, so there is a southern African emphasis, but musicians from DR Congo, Nigeria and Ethiopia also feature.

The artists are:

The Soil from South Africa

Jupiter from DR Congo

Toya De Lazy from South Africa

Peter Mawanga from Malawi

Bez from Nigeria

Jaak from South Africa

Mokoomba from Zimbabwe

Krar Collective from Ethiopia

(Image: Christine Kamau an afro-jazz trumpeter and composer from Kenya)