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Weekend Music Break No.69

A general round-up of tunes that caught our ear this week at Africa is a Country, in no particular order. Martinique-born Jazz composer and pianist, Chassol returns home to film…..

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Africa is a Jockey

I want to share the story of an African Jockey, Sean Levey (in the photo above), but a blush biographical blurb about a rising star from Swaziland, particularly when his…..

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Winter List: Festivals in Southern Africa

While some in the virtual AIAC office have been putting together their summer lists, I thought I’d keep it real and put up a winter list. (Yes, it’s winter here…..

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Sunday Bonus Music Break, N°8

Since Friday’s Special was reserved to Sierra Leone — and for archival purposes — here’s your Sunday Bonus. First up, above, from the same label that brought us Baloji, Konono…..

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Now Soulja Boy takes on Joseph Kony

It has come to this. Musicians, especially rappers, had to wade in. Like everyone else who is now an expert on Uganda, they were quick to declare themselves on board…..

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Biko’s Son

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio 1’s program, The Current, this morning interviewed 40 year old Nkosinathi Biko about South Africa’s progress (and his dad’s legacy) 22 years after the unbanning of liberation movements (2 February 1990).

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Music Break / Mo Laudi

We’ve posted this video by Mo Laudi during our summer break on our Facebook page (why haven’t you joined us there yet?). We’ll do it again. You know Mo Laudi…..

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The Sound of Johannesburg

South African artists BLK JKS and Athi-Patra Ruga provide this month’s mixtape for the Italian architecture, art and design magazine Domus (other mixtapes in the past gave us musical snapshots…..