The glorious African culture is not monotonous throughout the continent. The African culture varies from country to country and even in one country you can identify a number of diversified sub-cultures.
Family and ethnic groups are the heart and soul of the cultural activities which take place in Africa. The social patterns and religious beliefs are reinforced by the existing African culture, depicted by music, art and literature.
The art, music, and the rich oral literature serve to strengthen existing religious and social patterns of the African culture. The Westernized minority, impacted by European society and Christianity, initially rejected the African culture; however with the ascent of African patriotism, a social recovery happened. The government of most African countries cultivates national dance and music groups, galleries, and museums and to a lesser degree, writers and artists to promote African culture.
The birthplace of human species between 8 million and 5 million years back remains Africa. Today, the majority of its occupants are of indigenous origin. Individuals across the continent are strikingly different in every aspect. They speak in number of different dialects, practice many unique and diverse religions, live in a variety of types of homes, and participate in an extensive variety of monetary exercises. This makes the African culture diverse and interesting as it does not remain uniform all across the continent.
For more than hundreds of years, groups of people from different parts of the world have relocated to Africa and settled there. The highest number remains of Arab immigrants. Therefore the African culture is also influenced by Arab culture. Beginning in the seventh century AD, the Arabs crossed into North Africa from the Middle East, bringing the religion of Islam with them. A later movement of Arabs into East and Central Africa happened in the nineteenth century. Europeans initially settled in Africa in the mid-seventeenth century close to the Cape of Good Hope, at the southern end of the landmass. More Europeans moved amid the resulting colonial period, especially to present-day South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Algeria. South Asians likewise landed amid frontier times. Their relatives, frequently alluded to as Indians, are discovered to a great extent in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa. Hence, the African culture is influenced by the culture of the immigrants. The African culture has a touch of European culture, Arabian and South Asian culture.
Because of its exquisite nature, the African culture gains a lot of attention and attracts a lot of tourists. Each year many people from all around the world visit Africa to experience the glorious African culture.