Brass bands in Africa – a brief introduction to a continent-wide topic

Brass bands in Africa have been in existence since the 19th century after the various colonial powers had established their presence across the continent. The history of such bands is very sketchy and limited, and the small amount of information I have collected so far is presented in the document below. I hope that future researchers will be able to open up much more of this hidden history.

https://www.academia.edu/41931664/Brass_bands_in_Africa_-_a_brief_introduction_to_a_continent-wide_topic

Seminary Brass Band, 1907 - Togo

Seminary Brass Band, 1907 – Togo

Usambara brass band, Arusha, 1923 - Tanzania

Usambara brass band, Arusha, 1923 – Tanganyika (Tanzania)

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