ADS2021: Day Ten


ADS 2021 - The New Sounds [Part 1]

ADS 2021 - The New Sounds Part 1

May is Africa month, and a time to celebrate the continent! We all know that a celebration is incomplete without music. Join this celebration of Africa's diversity, creativity and rich cultural heritage through this selection of 33 contemporary sound tracks.


Desert Empires - History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 10]

Desert Empires - History Of Africa with Zeinab Badawi [Episode 10]

In this episode Zeinab Badawi visits rarely seen historic sites and magnificent ruins in Mali and Mauritania in west Africa. We hear from Africans about how trans-Saharan trade, mainly in gold, meant that by about the 7th century rich kingdoms became established in West Africa. These eventually gave rise to three of the greatest empires on the continent, including the Mali Empire which began in the 13th century. Under armed guard, Zeinab visits the fabled city of Timbuktu, which was overrun by extremists in 2012. Mali’s ruler Mansa Musa was reputedly the wealthiest individual to have ever lived. She brings a rich narrative of a period in Africa’s history when it was a significant player in the world economy, and influenced global thinking through great centres of learning.



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