Music / "Francophone Africa's Achebe"

In January this year Chimurenga Magazine proposed a soundtrack for Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s 1961 novel, L’Aventure Ambigue, which they dubbed “Francophone Africa’s answer to China Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.

The songs selected here follow Samba Diallo’s journey from the Glowing Hearth koranic school to Paris and back to West Africa – featuring Rail Band, Miriam Makeba, Xalam, Guelawar, Salif, Toumani and many more, plus words from the book.

The songs selected here follow Samba Diallo’s journey from the Glowing Hearth koranic school to Paris and back to West Africa – featuring Rail Band, Miriam Makeba, Xalam, Guelawar, Salif, Toumani and many more, plus words from the book.

Still worth downloading.

Sean Jacobs

Sean Jacobs is on the international affairs faculty of The New School. He is the founder and chief editor of Africa is a Country.

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