0 minutes Less than a minute read September 17, 2011 Music Break / Youssoupha Kinshasa-born rapper Youssoupha moved to France at the age of 10. Ever since releasing his first tapes he’s been strident in his critique of the French media’s lazy depicting of….. Read More 1 minute read April 26, 2015 Weekend Music Break No.71 Boima is on vacation this week, so the rest of us scanned the music pages. We can’t promise it will be as eclectic as Boima’s choices. But here we go….. Read More 6 minutes read June 10, 2014 The State Of African Hip Hop In 2014 In 2014, African hip-hop has graduated from the bedroom and walked into the boardroom. It’s left its cape (baggy jeans) at the door and picked up a pair of tight-fitting….. Read More 8 minutes read December 3, 2013 An Adieu to Tabu Ley Rochereau, King of Soukous On November 30th, just this past Saturday, the “Baobab of Congolese Rumba” Tabu Ley Rochereau passed away at the age of 73. He died in Brussels at l’Hôpital Saint-Luc from….. Read More 1 minute read October 26, 2013 Weekend Music Break 58 Your weekly dose of 10 new music videos. First up, from Kenya, Muthoni The Drummer Queen’s ode to Nairobi: M.anifest, “Ghana man since 19 kojo-hoho”: Indocile is a hip-hop crew….. Read More 2 minutes read September 14, 2013 Weekend Music Break 54 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….. Read More 2 minutes read February 22, 2013 Weekend Music Break, N°33 Let’s start with two club tracks. It’s Friday after all. Above is a collaboration between Boddhi Satva (from the Central African Republic) and Oumou Sangaré (from Mali) who together recorded….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.