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African Classical Music

What if there was an African classical (traditional) music orchestra in every major African city, where the instruments would include Kora, Balafon/Xylophone, drums, Mbira, etc., and each orchestra would also include classical/traditional instruments unique to that country?

What if each orchestra were to be tasked with composing new music in addition to performing music composed by accomplished African musicians?

And what if every African Union meeting in Addis Ababa were to be opened and closed with a performance by the city’s African classical music orchestra and a guest orchestra from another African city?

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