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Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Wanlov the Kubolor’s Playlist for Ghana’s Black Stars

The first track below is a message to Ghana’s Black Stars (they play Cape Verde in the first of Afcon 2013′s quarterfinal matches in about 9 hours) that there is no shortcut somewhere worth going to. Hard work will pay off. This should ginger them out of the locker room if the coach has eaten too...

Monday, October 6th, 2014

A museum in the middle of the street

Three towering moko jumbies stroll up behind the stage, as if on cue, dressed in suits of glow-in-the-dark yellow and electric blue. The sun is setting on the second and final day of ChaleWote, Accra’s annual street...

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

When the Fokn Bois visited a picturesque Dutch village

I have to be honest; I had to Google Map the village of Lieshout to see where it exactly lays. And as a matter of fact I, as a Dutch person, never even knew that it’s the...

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Three Signs of Ghana’s Art Times

Ghana is currently experiencing a surge of contemporary performing and visual arts. Here are some notes on goings on about Accra-town. I. Song of the Pharaoh A new play, Song of the Pharaoh by leading playwright Mohammed...

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Weekend Music Break 44

Here’s your weekly round-up of new videos and tunes to get the weekend started. First up, Gaël Faye giving us another video off his “Pili Pili sur un Croissant au Beurre” record, and reminding us of everything that’s good...

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Weekend Music Break, N°39

This year’s turning into a good year for quality music videos. Here’s another selection of 10. First one below is a single from Durban’s Nandi Mngoma’s new album (she has a fancy blog though there’s more chance...

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

Weekend Music Break, N°19

Got caught up in other stuff yesterday, so this week’s Bonus Music Break comes a day late. “Sister Deborah” Owusu-Bonsu calls herself a “creative hustler” and yes, she is the sister of FOKN Bois’s Wanlov the Kubolor,...

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

¡Vamos Ghana!

Later tonight we’ll know whether Ghana made history A good way to stay pumped during Ghana’s quarterfinal match against Uruguay, is to keep Ghanaian musician Wanlov the Kubulor’s new mixtape called “Yellow Card: Stomach Direction,” featuring a...

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Stocktown Africa

Word on a new documentary, “Stocktown Africa”: Stocktown Africa is a documentary portrait about the lively,creative and social contemporary culture blossoming in Africa’s big cities today. Stocktown Africa will bring you face to face with the new...

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

THE PAN AFRICAN SPACE STATION

I have been listening to the live feed from the radio station set up for this annual music festival in Cape Town (from the people bringing you Chimurenga Magazine). Wanlov the Kubulor (above) is one of the...