List of African blues bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as blues solo artists from Africa are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great African music that you've never heard before. The blues bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Africa. If you think the best African blues band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.
Examples of bands on this list: Amadou & Mariam, Tinariwen and more.If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular blues bands from Africa?" and "Which blues bands started in Africa?" then this list will answer your questions.