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Nneka's Identity

Interview with Nigerian singer, Nneka, about her new album (the cover of which is striking) by my friend, Siddhartha Mitter, in “The Boston Globe” this weekend.

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THE MAN BEHIND FELA KUTI'S ALBUM ART

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EVERYBODY WANTS FELA TO SUCCEED (ON BROADWAY)

The New York mainstream press is all over Bill T Jones’ musical “Fela!,” which recently opened in the city.  Everybidy wants the show to succeed in a downmarket. “The New…..

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MUSIC/ JIMI TENOR AND TONY ALLEN

Great little video of Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen talking about their collabo. I like the sound of this. Belated H/T: Steve Coplan

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MUSIC / LUCAS LIGETI AND BURKINA ELECTRIC

I like the sound of Brooklyn band, Burkina Electric. Here they perform with composer Lukas Ligeti on “Soundcheck,” a music program on WNYC, the New York City public radio station.

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FELA KUTI IS COMING TO BROADWAY

“Fela!,” the Bill T. Jones musical about the life of the Nigerian Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is opening on Broadway on October 19. I had tickets during the show’s…..

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CLASSIC AFROFUNK

From the compilation album “Truth & Souls: African Music Today Vol 1.,” (the work of record collector Philip Lehman) comes “Feeling Good” by Afrofunkers Bama and the Family. Described as…..