Thursday, November 17th, 2011
There’s a fast growing collection of cross-over hip hop songs produced by Central and West African artists making a living in the diaspora (especially in French-speaking hotbeds like Marseilles, Paris or Brussels), lyrically reaching back to the countries they’ve left. This collaboration between Togolese artist YaoBobby (rapping in Mina) and the prolific Fredy Massamba (singing
Saturday, September 14th, 2013
Flex Boogie, featured on this song by producer/radio deejay The Prince, is a Pretoria-based hip-hop artist who was part of the pioneering hip-hop group Ba4za at one point. He has undergone numerous changes since then – from...
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Congolese (Brazzaville) filmmaker Rufin Mbou Mikima has uploaded* his latest documentary “Tsofa” to YouTube. The film tells the story of a group of Congolese men, many of them highly qualified university graduates who got offered a 600...
Friday, July 13th, 2012
Above is how people keep warm in Johannesburg winters. And below is what you hope to bounce to during long summer nights.
Friday, August 12th, 2011
Since we’ll be on break for a minute (details tomorrow) when the following central African countries celebrate their independence days, let’s do a quick roundup for Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, and Gabon. August 13, The Central...
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
We’ve plugged Fredy Massamba before. ‘Ntoto’ is taken from his album Ethnophony.