I am not even sure what this kind of music is called, it is from Mauritania and sounds pretty cool:
...if only they would finish tuning...hee hee
I have been listening to some African guitar stuff recently. I know nothing at all about African music and have barely listened to it except some great ngoni music from Mali and that Ethiopian jazz stuff from the 1940s. There is a lot more else to hear, of course, and out here in SF and Berkeley there is definitely a lot of interest in it and a lot of availability. Though I haven't seen many Africans per se, not like I always see in DC where it seems like in the city the bulk of the immigrants are African.
Anyway, I've heard some really good African street musicians out here.
I've also been listening to this collection of Congolese Rumba, which I have to say I got initially solely because of its cover. But it was a good choice.