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Africa is a Radio: Episode 3

Episode 3 of Africa is a Country Radio is live on Groovalizacion and the AIAC Mixcloud page. This month is a music only episode because I had been touring the…..

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New African films to watch, N°17

Yes, we’ve been slacking a bit with the weekly round-ups of new films (whether completed, almost ready or still in their early production stages) this year. Let’s correct that. First…..

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The 10 Greatest Sporting Moments of 2012

Next year we hope Nigerian super-pastor T.B. Joshua will let us know what 2013’s top 10 sporting moments will be well ahead of time (we’ll be starting our dedicated sports…..

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Cabo Verde music: Nha morna, nha Terra

I’ve long thought the UN or the OECD ought to measure, as a development indicator, nations’ musical (and cultural) influence per capita. Cape Verde (and Jamaica) would surely top the…..

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Sodade

Saudade. European Portuguese: [sɐwˈðaðɨ], Brazilian Portuguese: [sawˈdadʒi], Galician: [sawˈðaðe]; a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone one loves, often carrying a repressed knowledge that…..

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R.I.P. Cesária Évora

This morning, Cape Verdean singer Cesária Évora passed away in Mandelo, São Vicente, the island were she was born. One of the many meanings of “Sodade” — that most difficult…..