Friday, May 11th, 2012
New York is an amazing city, especially from a hip-hop perspective. It’s one of the few places on earth where you can see that hip-hop is part of the culture, not just something that you watch on TV. But for me – doing music that is mostly in French and not in some Congolese language that sounds...
Thursday, November 17th, 2011
There’s a fast growing collection of cross-over hip hop songs produced by Central and West African artists making a living in the diaspora (especially in French-speaking hotbeds like Marseilles, Paris or Brussels), lyrically reaching back to the...
Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Remember Brussels artist Badi (BD Banx on the Héritage project or his Beasty Boys-styled video ‘Jump’)? He keeps a nice blog too.
Friday, October 7th, 2011
The dramatic opening scene of Belgian filmmaker and artist Nicolas Provost’s new feature film, “The Invader,” is set on one of the beaches of the Italian resort island Lampedusa, which has become a primary European entry point for...
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
The music video for “Nakozonga” by Congolese musician Lokua Kanza.