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Monday, April 8th, 2013

Wogdog Blues for Burkina Faso: An Interview with Art Melody

Art Melody, the Burkina Faso-based gruff-voiced emcee who also completes the high-octane duo Waga3000, came to my attention through the group’s 2012 song entitled “Dal fo yikin bao”, which translates to “remain strong and feisty”. Their furious spit-fire flow, reminiscent of what had attracted me to Senegalese emcees, invited me into their world. Then a bit over a

Friday, December 28th, 2012

The Top 10 Soundclouds of 2012

Every few years my mode of music discovery changes. I went from browsing the racks of my local corporate music chain as a teenager, to digging for hours in the back rooms of second hand record shops,...

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Lone Stars Shining

It seems that the election atmosphere remains tense, but word from Liberia is people are taking it all in stride. Beyond mainstream politics, it’s time for celebration.

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Made in Africa

Friday, January 7th, 2011

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