0 minutes Less than a minute read August 12, 2011 Music Break / Fatoumata Diawara Easy listening. ‘Bassa’ is a song by the Côte d’Ivoire-born, Mali-raised and now France-based artist Fatoumate Diawara. We could use a translation — because maybe it’s no easy listening at….. Read More 1 minute read June 21, 2015 Weekend Music Break No.78 South Carolina and the island that Haitians and Dominicans share is on our minds this weekend, so your music break reflects that. The Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters kick us off with….. Read More 4 minutes read October 1, 2013 Mulatu Astatke is a legend Mulatu Astatke has achieved what most musicians could only dream of: he invented an iconic genre. In the 1970s, Astatke pioneered a fusion of western jazz with the traditional sounds….. Read More 1 minute read January 18, 2013 Friday Bonus Music Break, N°30 Let’s start our weekly round-ups of new music videos this year with some bangers. Representing Congo this week, rapper (and professional dancer) Dinozord: above. Next up, there’s new music and….. Read More 1 minute read December 22, 2012 Weekend Music Break, N°29 Here’s a resolution for the new year: to feature more Togolese pop. If you don’t know who the above Toofan duo is, google “Cool Catché”. Kuduro on the other hand….. Read More 2 minutes read October 4, 2012 10 films to watch out for, N°5 ‘One Man’s Show’ is the latest film by Newton I. Aduaka (probably best known for his 2007 film ‘Ezra’) with Emile Abossolo Mbo as the comedian who has to confront….. Read More 2 minutes read May 17, 2012 ‘Afropolitan Divas’ in London The second Numbi of 2012 happened – with undeniable flamboyance – last Saturday, bringing a team of ‘Afropolitan divas’, and with them an influx of poetry and music from East Africa and….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.