Song: “Arara Yemonya”

Artist: Madeleine Yayodele Nelson (Women of the Calabash

Album: The Kwanzaa Album

Year Released: 1998

Genre: Afro-Beat

Local Connection: Born in Pittsburgh in 1948

Did you know? Madeleine Yayodele Nelson was an American percussionist and composer who specialized in playing the West African shekere and also played the djembe drum, the mbira thumb piano and the calabash

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