Motherland of Music By: Ga’Meisha Griffin “The curious beauty of African music is that it uplifts even as it tells a sad tale. You may be poor, you may have only a ramshackle house, you may have lost your job, but that song gives you hope. African music is often about the aspirations of the A” (Nelson Mandela, 1994) African music is often stereotyped to all being the same, but why?  African music has more to it than just beats and rhythms.  Its diverse in all aspects. Although some traditional African music appears to lack uniqueness, the music of Africa differs due to the diverse ethnic groups, a variety of languages spoken, and differences in societal values.     Africa  →