Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Mohammed Babangida's Diverse Musical Appreciation
You may not know this, but Mohammed Babangida has always has a great passion for music. From his traditional African music to the modern sounds of today, his love of music is not limited by any particular country of origin. He appreciates the music of the world including jazz, rhythm and blues, heavy metal and hip-hop. But the musical sound that perhaps resonates most deeply for Mohammed Babangida is the blues. He is quick to point out that the origin of blues music is deeply affected by African influences. For example, blues music is lyrically spoken rather than sung, and the sad words reflect the deep, raw emotions of the singer. Mohammed Babangida is very proud of the influence his Native African music has had on the music of the world.