Music Break: Unité En Guinée

This Sunday, Guineans will go to the polls in a presidential run-off contest between ex-Prime Minister Cellou Dalein Diallo and his rival Alpha Condé in what is considered their first democratic election since independence in 1958. It’s been a long road since the first round of voting in June—the run-off has been delayed several times due to allegations of electoral fraud, and to violent clashes between rival supporters and police.

Hoping for the best are several Guinean artists, including the legendary Mory Kanté. Joined by AIAC favorites, Senegal’s Awadi and Côte d’Ivoire’s Tiken Jah Fakoly, they recently got together for a jam session with a message. The song, predictably, is dope.


Sonja Sugira

Sonja Sugira was one of the first regular contributors of Africa is a Country apart from Hasan Wazan.


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