What is Afro fusion music ?

Afro fusion is the new genre of music industry , Afro fusion is the variation of so many African music Rhythms ,Elements like pop, R&B, jazz and hip hop. burna boy says afrobeat base of afro fusion ,it is a contemporary music style emerged an era of late 20th  century and most popular worldwide in 21th century.

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When Afro fusion music comes ?

Who invented Afro fusion music ?

Afro fusion music and Afrobeats music are same ?

Afro fusion music Instruments

Top 10 Afro fusion music Artists


In modern world Afro fusion is characterized by fusion of African musical traditions like pop, jazz ,Yoruba, Highlife , juju, fuji and afrobeat with other musical genre like reggae , dancehall and soca . All these fusion make more techniques and made afro fusion and serve the worldwide .

The most features of Afro fusion is its use of traditional African music instruments like kora , talking drum and djembe upside modern electronic instrument like drum machine , keyboards.

Mostly afro fusion constantly address political issue and social life like poverty , corruption , african beauties, foods and their regular lifestyle but they are enjoying and celebrate them identity , culture and themselves.

Conclusion :– Afro fusion have many layers of different music genre but based on afrobeat  who merged with western music culture, modern techniques  and African music instruments . all the things can help make African music so broad , and popular day by day in worldwide.

When did Afro fusion came ?

Afro fusion is a music genre that collaborate in the late 2000s and early 2012s , merge African rhythms ( mostly afrobeat ) and melodies with the other genre like as pop , hip hop ,R&B .all the African artist started making music like in their own way but still it cannot be clearly said that this is afro fusion .

However , some of the early creators of the genre include Nigerian artist like as burna boy , yemi alade , wiz kid , davido who start gaining remarkable in the music industry around 2010­-2022. Burna boy also won the grammy award for him song name called “Twice as tall”.

Who invented Afro fusion music ?

there is no one person or a group that can be undoubtedly credited with inventing the ‘ afro fusion’ . the source of the terms ‘AFRO FUSION’ are unclear . however , we can say about afro fusion genre is blends traditional african music with recent genre like a r&b , jazz and hip hop. but Burna boy give the name of this genre to the world as we can say undoubtedly.

the story about fusioning african rhthms is long terms before, in era of 1970s, nigerian musician fela kuti established the Afrobeat sound , which collab elements of west african traditional music like jazz , highlife and funk ,even if we say that peoplr are inspired by Fela kuti even today.

ever since Burna boy used the word ‘afro  fusion ‘ in an some interview , people have assumed that afro fusion comes out by bruna boy, after that burna boy also talk about the afro fusion word and say “I just mixed up a bunch of different sounds and different genre and different culture and turned into one genre called “Afro fusion”.

before and after that many African music artist sing afro fusion type songs like Burna boy ( Nigeria ) Wizkid ( Nigeria ) Davido ( Nigeria ) Mr. Eazi ( Ghana ) Diamond Platnum ( Tanzania )

conclusion : – afro fusion is the experimental genre in which used African Traditional music , Raggae , Dance hall , Hip Hop ,R&B , Jazz , Funk , Modern electic Drum and many more will be used in future. music industry thankful for Burna boy to gave a new name of this experimental music genre to the world .

Afro fusion and Afrobeats are same ?

No , Afrobeats and Afro fusion are not the same music genre , although there are so many similarities between them.

Once , Afro fusion is more dissimilar genre that blends African Instruments and rhythms with diversify other styles as like R&B , jazz and pop while combine modern productions Techniques and sounds , Afro fusion is the more innovative and experimental musical styles that makes afro fusion different from other music genre.

On the other side , Afrobeats is the most popular music genre emerged in ( Heartbeat of Africa ) Nigeria , Basically Afrobeats is a collaboration of African rhythms  , western pop and hip hop influences .

Afrobeats is a most danceable, lovable and upbeat genre that often features uninteresting lyrics , melodies ,and electronics beats about parting , love and wealth.

There is some intersecting between Afro fusion and Afrobeats , Afro fusion is the more focused on experimental new musical possibilities , creating a more diverse and eclectic sound,  while Afrobeats is basically more focused on danceable and catchy rhythms .

Conclusion , Afro fusion artist  from different African countries contributing to the new genres devolapment ,while Afrobeats is a primarily associated with nigerian music including other African instruments . It can be said that Afrobeats is Mixture of African culture and Afro fusion is endless .

Afro fusion music Instruments

Afro Fusion is the music genre of African traditional instruments  and western music genre or style ( Funk , Hip Hop , jazz ), Afro fusion music instruments range is wide , so its depends on the Artist which instruments they used and played , here is some basic instruments used in Afro Fusion music across with their details :-

1) Electric guitar :- the electric guitar is a co- instruments of Afro Fusion music with adds a western music or style sound and is often used to create solos , masterpiece , and complex melodies .

2) keyboard :– normally keyboard is used for create a range of sounds in afro fusion music , through electric effects and chord development to complex melodies .

3) Djembe :- Djembe is a West African drum that is mostly used in Afro fusion music. Djembe is made of a goatskin head , wooden shell and produces a deep powerful sound .

4) Kora :- the kora is a west African harp like instruments , it has 21 strings that are played with the fingers develop the melodic and bright sound . its basically used in traditional african music as well as Afro fusion .

5) Bass guitar :- the bass guitar is used to provide deep  foundation of rhythm for Afro Fusion music . Bass guitar normally played in a repetition  pattern that forms the spine of the music .

6) Horns :- horns ( trumpet , trombone , saxophone ) are  used most commonly in the orchestra . in terms of afro fusion horns are create a brass section and add a very bold and powerful sound at the same time also used for rhythmic and melodic purposes .

Conclusion :- here are talking about the fewer instruments of Afro fusion, different artists use instruments according to their style and music test .



Top 10 Afro fusion music Artists

1. Burna boy ( Nigeria )

2. Rema ( Nigeria )

3. Victony ( Nigeria )

4. Davido ( Nigeria )

5. Yemi alade ( Nigeria )

6. Wiz kid ( Nigeria )

7. Tiwa savage ( Nigeria )

8. Sauti sol ( Kenya )

9. Diamond Platnumz ( Tanzania )

10. Tiwa savage ( Nigeria )  

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