AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Africa is a Radio: Epsiode 5

Africa is a Radio went on break last month along with Africa is a Country, so I’m just now able to get to posting July’s show here. This episode focuses on South African Hip Hop, both commercial and underground with a special report from Pretoria by Ts’eliso Mohaneng. Enjoy, and look out for September’s Episode

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

L’Afrique Est Un Pays

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...

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Shameless Self-Promotion: Chief Boima at The Apollo

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

Tendai Maraire (of Shabazz Palaces) breaks down new mixtape

“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

Party Business

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

Diplo in the dock

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

Shameless Self-Promotion: Chief Boima’s Many Identities

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

Shameless Self-Promotion

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

10 African Albums of 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

Chief Boima plays Lincoln Center

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

Music Break

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

Made in Africa … Again.

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Shameless Self Promotion

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

Made in Africa

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

The Sierra Leone Show

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

Manifest Destiny

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

Pitch Perfect Friday

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

Can’t Rain Forever

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

Music, Chief Boima’s ‘African By The Bay’

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.