Gaylene Gould meets modern musicians who are adapting traditional West African music.
BBC Radio 4
2/2 Lucy Duran visits Cape Verde's musical centre in Mindelo on the island of Sao Vicente.
BBC Radio 3
1/2 Lucy Duran presents Cape Verdean music exploring slavery, emigration and longing for home.
Radio 4 explores the story of Nigerian musican and political revolutionary, Fela Kuti.
3/5 Lucy Duran presents Madagascan songs accompanying exhumation and reburial ceremonies.
2/5 Lucy Duran presents music from the 18th-century Malagasy royal court in Madagascar.
1/5 Lucy Duran profiles Madagascan musician Justin Vali and records his Malagasy Orkestra.
Youssou N’Dour, the man who makes music to benefit Africa.
BBC World Service
2/2. Including Batman Samini, voted Best African Act in the 2006 MOBO awards.
1/2. Celebrations marking 50 years of Ghanaian independence, with music from the country.