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Music
Music plays a major part in the lives of most African children.

Hip-hop is massive - especially a type of hip-hop which has developed in South Africa called Kwaito.

Some of the Kwaito stars, like Arthur, MDU, Trompes and Chiskop sell more records in the African charts than the huge international stars.


One of the members of Chiskop, a guy called Mandoza, started a massive solo career in 1999.

And younger kids are getting into Kwaito too.

One of the youngest stars is a 13-year-old boy called Insawawa from South Africa.

You can see him in action on Newsround on Friday 31 January at 5.25pm on BBC One.

There's also loads of different kinds of traditional African music.

The sounds, instruments and rhythms can be really different from country to country.

African music is all about expressing how you feel about life, not so much about making nice sounds, so it doesn't often do very well in other parts of the world.


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