Central African Republic, enlightening news
Central African Republic facts:
Official language: French and Sango (Also spelled ‘Sangho’, a language with disputed roots. Arguably a creole.)
Population: 4.4 million
Size: 44th in world. Slightly smaller than Texas.
Currency: Central African CFA franc
What is the economic set up of the nation?
Subsistence agriculture, as well as forestry, are the basis of the economy.
Industries: diamond mining, logging, brewing, textiles, footwear, assembly of bicycles and motorcycles
Cotton growing, coffee growing, tobacco growing, root tuber crops, millet, corn, bananas; timber and timber products, lumber.
Here is a video with images and music from the nation
VIDEO What makes the country unique?
The music is unique. Popular music in the country generally comes from the music of the Democratic Republic of the Congo or elsewhere in Africa; however, Latin, European and American pop are also common, as is jazz and rock and roll. African folktales are very popular as well, like the Panda.
Banda music and pygmy music is also prevalent in the nation.
Pygmy styles include liquindi, or water drumming, and instruments like the bow harp (ieta), ngombi (harp zither) and limbindi (a string bow) (Abram).
The video below is an amazing illustration of water drumming
Liquindi - Baka women water drumming VIDEO
The Baka women are over the border in Congo and Central Africa.
The culture of this beautiful nation is very unique as illustrated by their diversity in music.
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Central African Republic by Marlon Katsigazi on Grooveshark
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