In Africa, there is no word for traditional music in any language. The African tradition of music is ancient, rich and diverse—it's a way of life.
"In the western world, we isolate conceptually what we call music. For example, dancing, drumming, or singing. But in Africa, we bring all those categories together. We have to eat everything in the bowl to enjoy the salad," said Paschal Younge, an Ohio University professor of music education.