Friday, November 22nd, 2013
This past October was the Dutty Artz crew’s 6 year anniversary, so we decided to celebrate by releasing a compilation in the form of a series of four free geographically-oriented EPs with accompanying DJ mixes. The final edition has Africa as its loose geographic focus (even though we’ve already dipped into Africa with our What Edward Said EP), and is
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
This Saturday I’ll be djing between acts at The Apollo Theater’s Africa Now! Concert. Yesterday, I had an interesting conversation with the Apollo’s director about the different African crowds in New York (last year they had Tiken...
Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
“This is an African Hip-Hop movement.” Seattle-based Zimbabwean Tendai Maraire aka Fly guy Dai (one half of Shabazz Palaces duo) sounds adamant. And he has the digital mixtape to prove it. On ‘Pungwe’, Maraire “not so much brings...
Thursday, September 20th, 2012
With the help of Bunce Booking and Africa is a Country, Dutty Artz presents the 2nd iteration of the Change The Mood series: Africans Are Real.
Monday, May 14th, 2012
Chief Boima was invited to OPEN ARTI in Milan recently to talk about art and politics and to DJ. In the video of the event (above), Boima is joined by fellow DJ, Venus X (profiled here in...
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
If you’re unfamiliar with my musical work, OkayAfrica.com recently did a profile on me for their web TV series.
Friday, February 24th, 2012
So I released an album this week, and shot my first ever music video for it as well. This is my personal reflection on Sorie Kondi’s original message, integrating footage from his video, and my own from...
Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Tinariwen Tassili Mali Quote: “I go quietly to pay Mizgawa a little visit.” FOKN Bois meet Irie Maffia Production The FOKN DunaQuest In Budapest Ghana/Hungary Quote: “We see demma Maffia side, but now everything be Irie.” Seun...
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
He’s not just a blogger. This Sunday, August 7, at Lincoln Center DJ Chief Boima, who has been traveling in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone this summer, will warm up the crowd–along with Ahficionados–between sets by Iyadede, Spoek...
Friday, June 24th, 2011
I forgot. I wanted to give AIAC’s Boima a shoutout for his Ghetto Balms Mix Tape at The Fader. Download here. Now it is officially weekend.
Monday, February 28th, 2011
Sunday, February 20th, 2011
AIAC contributor Boima Tucker (he is also an actual DJ/artist and behind the new “Made in Africa” party in New York City) gets the Mixpak Records treatment. Some interesting things you won’t found on our “About” page:...
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
By Chief Boima I’ve been following Sierra Leonean Vickie Remoe’s lifestyle and culture blog Swit Salone for a few years now. Blogging from Freetown since 2007, Vickie has been a consistent source of information via the web...
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Chief Boima Earlier this week I attended a panel at the UN’s Millennium Development Goals Summit on inclusive employment in Africa with participants that included such high profile figures as Mo Ibrahim, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, and Mizengo Kayanza...
Friday, June 18th, 2010
Obviously, we here at Africa is a Country are fully behind Bafana Bafana, and the rest of the teams representing Africa at the 2010 World Cup. And, yes, unlike Chimamanda Adichie, that also includes Algeria. As this...
Friday, March 5th, 2010
People sleep on Kenya. Chief Boima has a link to Just a Band who has a great no-frills video–that comments on political violence in Kenya and police brutality–for this intoxicating song.
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
The first collection of remixes from San Francisco-based DJ Chief Boima. Consists of Afro dance remixes of, among others pop hits by Birdman, Akon, The Jacka and Fabo & T-Pain. Download here.