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Bibiafrica offers music lovers a selection of African and African-influenced world music. Enjoy the amazing voice of one of Africa’s greatest singers, Sona Diabate, the fine guitar work of Guinean artist Lenke Conde, the rhythmic grooves of world renowned djembé-master Famoudou Konate, the kora artistry of Jeli Moussa Sissoko, and the hypnotic strings of Malian n’goni-player Barry Sangare. The World Music Project, Argile, can also be found here featuring the work of well-known Guinean singer Djanka Diabate, as well as other musicians from the USA, Germany, Ghana, Mali and Guinea.

The Bibiafrica label is the independent music branch of the Schneeball record company (similar to the Exil label of Dissidenten record company, or the Efa and Indigo - the two most important independent distribution companies in Germany).

Started in 1974, Schneeball, which translates as snowball, is Germany’s first independent world music or polit-rock record label. The name symbolizes the momentum gained when artistic expression is allowed to flourish, not unlike a snowball tumbling down a mountain.

Schneeball has played an important role in the evolution of German world music. Artists like Trilok Gurtu, Charlie Mariano, Karnataka College of Percussion, Yoruba Dun Dun, and Mal Waldron can all be found on the Schneeball label performing a range of music from original compositions and traditional music to world music. These artists’ collaboration with German groups like Embryo, Dissidenten, Amon Düül, and Argile, to name just a few, illustrates Schneeballs’ ongoing influence on the contemporary music scene in Germany.

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