• Royalty free African music

    • Heart Of The Nile by Geoff Harvey

      This cinematic opening theme will pursue the majestic wildlife and panoramic views of the African safari. The ethereal vocal melody sores to a crescendo, giving the piece a broad cinematic feel. The echo effects of the instruments evoke a vast expanse, whilst the pounding percussion hint at a forthcoming adventure. Perfect for presentations depicting luxury vacations and African exploration.

      Drums Of Doom by Christian Aen

      The Jungle Village is a background music for any visual media that relates to journey, trip, traveling, village, wild animal discovery, forest tour, camping, etc. The track includes Kageyama Taikos drums groove, childer singing, jungle percussion, and bass. The track has an organic tone and a touch of African beat. Suitable for any video corporate, Youtube Vlog, documentary, etc.

      Subtle Magic by DPmusic

      Ethnic African music groove using traditional African instruments and vocals. In mix used forest reverb and for mastering modern technology.

      Epic Latino Drums by Yevhen Lokhmatov

      An enchanting and mysterious marimba track, pulsing and curious. This is catchy Dramedy music similar to the "Desperate Housewives" soundtrack, a bit dangerous with anticipation. Swaggering magical intense sophisticated and intriguing. Perfect for gadget reviews, advanced technology, smartphone presentation, magic shows, game menu, and more.

      Tribal Drums by Jerzy Bekus

      Welcome To Africa is inspired, rhythmic, cinematic music - perfect for trailers, jungle and safari videos, and anything else inspired by African music.

      The Jungle Adventure by AG Music

      Traditional instruments such as Marimba and mixed gender African vocals provide a happy, upbeat track designed to imply a sense of freedom and feel good atmosphere, which is very suitable for advertising purposes. The melody suggests a sense of well being and happiness, whilst creating a sense of freedom in a modern way. Also very useful for travel and documentary themes.

      The Wild Love by Berool

      A stylish and groovy royalty free Amapiano styled deep house track with African beats, percussions, flute, pads, synths and atmospheric background vocals. Great for travel vlogs, time lapses, commercials and young fashion contents.

      Fight Drums by Eitan Epstein Music

      Traditional African track featuring an array of ethnic instruments including bongos, African ethnic guitar, Marimba, and Hollowood percussion. A very useful background track with many joyful, adventurous elements making it useful wildlife, animal themes or adventure scenes.

      River In The Jungle by SnowMusicStudio

      African epic cinematic music with ethnic instruments, choir, brass, and strings. Perfect piece for your adventure films, games, exotic travels, or video about safari and nature.

      Tribal Adventures by Eitan Epstein Music

      Energetic action drums with a lot of Latin percussion. You can hear cajon, cabasa, guiro, shekere, clave, timbales, roto drums, shakers and tambourine. Groove in track, slowly rising and peaking at the end. This track is perfect for media related to sports activities, Brazilian and African natives, extreme, chase, war, corporate presentations, and advertisement. It will be ideal for football TV casts, cinema trailers, and driving promos.

      New Dawn In Africa by Andy Littlewood

      Native African percussion music track. Balafon, shakers, tambourine, calabash and more drums percussion in this item. Perfect suit for documentaries, TV shows, travel vlogs, podcasts and ads where needed native African feels.

      Morning Sun In Serengeti by ihsandincer

      A peaceful African style melody with a touch of ambiance, featuring a pleasant array of instruments such as Marimba, African drums and African flute. Calm spiritual music and bright with slight tropical elements making it useful for documentary, childrens or African travel tourism.

      Innovation Ideas by AG Music

      The Vietnamese background music is ideal as a soundtrack for a movie, travel video, discovery video, action movie or game, and more. This track includes traditional Asian instruments like shakuhachi, flutes, kalimba, and percussions. The primary purpose is to create an exotic atmosphere that inspires the imagination and brings a positive feeling to your project.

      Baila Conmigo by DreamSounding

      A dramatic piece of orchestral music featuring ethnic instruments like bamboo flute and gong. Perfect soundtrack for movies, video games and any project dealing with war, African and Asian history.

      Thoughtful Marimba by Yevhen Lokhmatov

      Uplifting African style Instrumental track with background choir, marimba, rhythmic percussion, and warm synth pads. Great for safari, adventure, African jungle scenes, travel channel, natural world documentaries. Resembling to "The Lion King" soundtrack.

      African Hip Hop by Soundroll

      A cinematic and epic African track with Marimba, Kalimba, African percussion, choir and orchestral elements. This track is a perfect fit for videos, commercials, cartoons and many more media prjects related to Africa

      Hidden Pathway by Yevhen Lokhmatov

      Light and cheerful musical composition in the African reggae style. You can hear many native African instruments such as ney flute, cora, ngoni, balafon, marimba, kadan, congas but also instruments usually used in reggae - electric guitar, electric organ and electric bass. The general mood is relaxed and festive. Perfect for travel vlogs, native cooking shows, exotic documentaries, kids games, etc.

      Discovery Adventure by ColourTunes

      A track featuring tribal African rythm.

      Live Africa by Emanmusic

      Baila Conmigo is an upbeat, bouncy, and fun track that captures the carefree spirit of a summer resort. It features African Soukous with bright guitars, percussion, bass guitar, drum set, and keyboard sounds. Best for videos relating to travel, safaris, and wildlife.

      Spirit Of Africa by Geoff Harvey

      Happy and uplifting African theme featuring Marimba, Djembe and Tribal Percussion. Useful for creating a fun and exciting atmosphere.

      Happy Africa by Geoff Harvey

      Traditional happy upbeat African track featuring an array of ethnic instruments including bongos, African ethnic guitar and hollowood percussion. A very useful background track with many joyful, upbeat elements making it useful for fun and games, animal themes or quirky scenes.

      So Stylish by KD Music

      Beautiful and atmospheric ethnic chill-out track. African style marimba, accurate piano, and indie post-rock guitars. This special and outstanding mix makes your production sound special! This track is perfect for fashion, lifestyle and travel videos, corporate presentations, TV commercials, Youtube promotions, YouTube Videos, slideshows and other multimedia projects.

      Super Power Stroke by Emilio Merone

      This music will take you on a journey through the heart of the African plains. A soothing, memorable cinematic melody with a touch of magic and mystery. With ethnic instruments like delicate kalimba and soft marimba blended with a full orchestra. This track evokes images of wild open vistas in the deep of Africa or maybe images of faraway secret places.

      The Dream Of The Dancing Turtles by Emilio Merone

      A modern African track featuring Marimba, bass guitar and acoustic elements. Very peaceful and uplifting with bright colourful inspiring elements. Useful background music for documentary or travel project to convey a sense of freedom or discovery.

      In The Jungle by Eitan Epstein Music

      Slow and ethereal new age composition created with mystical tribal rhythms and woodwinds. Atmospheric male vocals accompany the melody of this beautiful track. This track can be used in many ways: as background music for meditation, yoga, and spa videos, as a musical accompaniment in travel documentaries or to create an exotic atmosphere in a restaurant, hotel, or shopping center.

      The Amazing Day by Infraction

      Inspirational African music with orchestral strings, marimba, xylophone, hang drum, flute, percussion, djembe, and African vocals. Perfect choice for trailers, teasers, travel commercials, safari videos, projects related to Africa, advertisements, documentaries and more.

      The Pace Of Africa by Geoff Harvey

      Traditional African percussion and beat mixed with modern hip-hop featuring human chants, background vocals. Good for travel videos on Youtube, safari-themed projects, vlog, website, documentary films.

      Vigorous Drums by Jerzy Bekus

      An upbeat and groovy track that captures all the coolness of the urban lifestyle. The melody is catchy and can be used in advertising, commercials, and even fashion show. The wobble synths, percussive plucks, SFX and tight beats make this track perfect for that cool edgy urban setting.

      African People by RMSound

      This is African jungle music, full of ambient and atmosphere. Great for tribal and traditional culture background, adventure and mystery scenes, Asian and oriental projects. African drums and percussion music, new age and relax moods, safari and wildlife videos, suspense and tension thriller music, ethnic and world music. Also, for cannibals and Ancient Animals scenes, national geographic and discovery films, travel shows, African landscapes, Battle and War scenes, nature films, and much more.

      Jump To The Beat by ihsandincer

      This is an oriental middle eastern music full of peaceful mysterious atmosphere. Featuring Arabic percussion and oriental duduk. Great for Arabian ethnic moods, jungle background, tribal and African moods, desert scenes, mysterious moods, suspense and adventure. World music projects, travel journey shows and much more.

      Jungle World by ColourTunes

      Powerful, epic, brave, and energetic stomp track featuring huge percussion set to create a brave and powerful mood. Perfect for sports action, video games, military promo videos, and documentaries.

      African Voices by Eitan Epstein Music

      Warm and feel-good, featuring flowing marimba, vibraphone, and African percussions creating a proud, ethnic mood. Ideal for wildlife programs and any visuals to do with Savanna animals, African safari, exotic travel adventure, and more.

      Energetic Tribal Drums by Jerzy Bekus

      Bouncy ethnic track filled with a haunting and mysterious atmosphere of Africa or Native America. This track is great for safari, adventures video games, traveling in the wild jungle, sacred shamanic rituals, primitive and traditional scenes, tribal soundscape and much more. Instruments: African drums, shakers, percussion, jungle flute, synth pads, bass, vocals

      Play And Learn by Alexander Lisenkov

      Super aggressive pumping energetic stomp (Drum Loop) royalty-free audio. Perfect for sport, fitness, energetic, hip-hop, rap, rally, racing, dance action, and urban videos. Also, it is great for advertisements and any other media projects.

      Jungle Village by AG Music

      Warm and feel-good track, featuring flowing marimba, kalimba, and African percussions creating a proud, comforting mood. Perfect for African theme park, kids DIY projects, toy embed, National Geographic style documentaries, Botswana Jungle, and more.

      African Drums by Maxim Panchenko

      Maracas and African wind instrumentation combine to create a peaceful flowing African melody full of atmospheric charm and vibrancy. Ideal background music for film, TV or advertising documentary.

      Tribal Jungles by Eitan Epstein Music

      This explosive marimba track evoked the bustling activity and enthusiasm of a busy scene in a city or market. The driving pulse of ethnic drums provides the backing while frenetic marimba arpeggios and sweeping flute phrases whip up the sense of excitement. A hint of tribal flavor can be heard in the background as choral bursts punctuate the action. A modern take on African dance music, the track works well for development projects, exploration, regeneration of tourism, or where an African theme is needed.

      Welcome To Africa by Infraction

      Bright and bouncy world music, with lively African elements featuring playful marimba, Kalimba, and percussions to create a happy and upbeat mood. Great kids video, toy embed, African theme park, Caribbean vacation, National Geographic doc films, etc.

      African Delta by Geoff Harvey

      Ethnic female vocals and African drums provide a flowing melody resembling African Culture and wildlife. The track is fairly slow, but flows nicely, making it ideal for documentary or video background projects with a wildlife or tourist style theme.

      Celebrate Africa by Geoff Harvey

      A fresh, energetic and dynamic track with stomps, cowbells, taikos, claps and various percussions. This track would be perfect fit for commercials, advertorials, videos and other media projects that need a dynamic sound. You'll catch the attention of the audience immediately with this track!

      African Adventure by Geoff Harvey

      Warm and feel-good world music, featuring flowing marimba, kalimba, and African percussions creating a proud, comforting mood. Fabulous backdrop audio for tourism, travel videos, Nation Geographic, Animal Planet score, relaxing journey, and more.

      Thinking About Nature by Yevhen Lokhmatov

      This is an African world music. Great for travel and journey trailer, jungle and safari background, ethnic landscapes. Also perfect for tribal traditions scenes, wildlife and nature documentary films, intro music, "Lion King" like soundtrack, etc.

      Africa Percussion by Yevhen Lokhmatov

      Epic tribal royalty-free background music contains a delicious combination of world fusion percussion. It also contains electronic elements combined with ethnic instruments solely to create a unique and intriguing sound. Suitable for geographical videos, travel reports or anything that needs an ethnic world music background.

      Tropical Island Drums by Jerzy Bekus

      Cinematic motion picture themed track in the style of the "Blood Diamond" movie soundtrack. Featuring ethnic male vocal and percussive instruments representing inspirational African culture.

      The Africa by SnowMusicStudio

      Ethnic tribal music with a dark atmosphere and hypnotic rhythms. Great for African safari videos, wild jungles, hunting scenes, and more.Instruments: big drums, shakers, percussion, wooden flute, synth pads, bass.

      Toast With Honey by Infraction

      Mysterious cinematic royalty-free music soundtrack with marimba and xylophone. Similar to Thomas Newman. For documentaries, discovery channels travel videos and more. With its overall light and gentle tone and mood, this track will give a rich and stylish vibe to your videos and projects. Thanks for listening and purchasing!

      Jungle Crisis by FabianKreutzerSound

      Happy and joyful African style melody featuring traditional instruments such as Timpani, Woodwinds and Trombones containing bouncy and positive East African style elements. The track is influenced by the traditional music of Kenya. Would work well in many scenes including safari adventure, travel videos, wild nature park, and adds uplifting energy to many other scenes. Would also work well for commercials, animal documentaries and kids games.

      African Epica by SnowMusicStudio

      This is a tribal percussion drums music. Great for jungle and safari background, Native American life and wild scenes, primitive and ancient videos, African nature movies and much more.

      Percussion And Claps by Audioflame

      A playful and optimistic soundtrack, which will easily help you create a positive and learning atmosphere. You can use it as a backdrop for your preschool videos, in children's toys advertising or mobile applications, modern lifestyle presentations, cooking videos, pictures slideshows, as well as for different types of blog posts about happy and joyful kids.

      Run To The Goal by APmuse

      A kind of african tribal beat with improvisation elements.

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    The African continent has warmly welcomed the music in its heart. The people of Africa are very cultural and enthusiastic about music. The western part of Africa is the most famous part of music since the West is known for its culture, tradition, and exciting proverbs. Here you can find all kinds of African music at an affordable price.

    What Is African Music?

    Some may assume that African music is one genre, but the truth is that African music offers several iterations. The following is an overview of the different African music types and the instruments used to create the many unique styles of African music.

    What is Traditional African Music?

    Traditional African music varies among regions and nations, but one of the most popular is Gnawa music and is referred to by several names, including Gnawi Blues and Ethno-Pop.

    The music can sometimes be considered ritual, attributed to its religious roots. The creation of Gnawa music dates back to the 11th century and is a mixture of traditional poetry and music.

    African music styles


    African dance music consists of several genres but is designed to get people smiling and moving to the rhythm. Although mainly instrumental music, there will be times when African dance music contains vocals.

    Afro Dance is a mixture of upbeat music and an innovative dance style derived from Kuduro, an Angolan dance style. More modern iterations of African dance music include cheer dance, encompassing Western influence with African tradition.


    African house music is often cited as a sub-genre of dance music initially developed in South Africa and blends soulful and deep house sounds to create a unique style of music. South African dance music is also known as Kwaito.


    There are several iterations of African gospel music. Still, one of the most recognized is the Christian church singing associated with the African-American community, which combines African influence with Western rhythm and blues.


    Although African jazz music is still popular today, between the 1950s and 1960s, Le Grand Kallé et l'African Jazz was a force to be reckoned with. Often referred to as 'African Jazz' the music was produced by a Congolese band of the same name.

    African Jazz also has connections to Ethiopia, thanks to Mulatu Astatke, an African musician who was musically trained in New York and London.


    Like many other genres of African music, African tribal music has several iterations, but two of the most common were found in the Maghrib and Southern sub-Saharan area.

    The two tribes would often take influence from each other, which is one of the reasons why African music is always able to create something unique when blending different styles.

    African tribal music consists of contrasting drum beats that create a polyrhythm. Modern African musicians will also blend other styles into a polyrhythm.

    Instruments and Sounds of African Music

    If you've ever wondered what instruments and sounds are used to create the appealing and upbeat sound of African music, then read on to learn more.


    Drums are a standard part of many musical genres, but one of the most iconic drums used to create African music is the djembe, a goblet-shaped drum carved from hardwood and was first created during the Malian empire.


    Given African music's diversity, giving an overall synopsis of the sound can take time and effort. For the most part, the sounds of African music are happy, energetic, and upbeat. However, as more modern African artists experiment with style, some unique sounds cannot be heard in other genres of music.


    As there are several genres of African music, the vocals can vary a lot. However, there is a subgenre of African music dedicated to vocals, where there is a lot of choral singing and call-and-response.

    Is African Music the Same as Safari Music?

    music, this isn't a genre. However, those who have traveled to Africa may have noticed that instrumental music is played to enhance the experience, which is why it is often called safari music.

    What Is The Influence of African Music?

    African music was inspired by a series of instruments and the migration of people between tribes. The single and double iron bells originated in Kwa-speaking West Africa and can be considered the first iteration of African music, dating to the 15th century.

    The diversity of African music means it also influenced many other styles globally and has seen a lot of popularity, especially with Western artists.

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