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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 much kenkey and is being dull.

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Weekend Music Break No.80

Africa is a Country is now on Break for the weekend, so here is some Music we’ll be relaxing to over the next couple of days: In this week’s selection:…..

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Weekend Music Break No.75

Here’s your weekend selection for May 23rd, 2015. To kick things off, just stop what you’re doing, watch and listen to this by Wanlov… A message from Sierra Leone to…..

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#WhiteHistoryMonth: Obroni, a History

To kick off White History Month 2015, we have a special inaugural post from Wanlov the Kubolor! Most Ghanaian parents know the origin of the word “obroni,” but felt it wiser not…..

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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…..

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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 hometown of beer brand Bavaria, which is a pretty popular beer here (the brand also has Charlie Sheen do ads for them and got into trouble at the 2010 World Cup for it’s “ambush marketing”). So thanks to the Fokn Bois, I’ve learned something about my own country.

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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…..

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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”…..