7 minutes read December 8, 2013 Songs for Mandela: Weekend Music Break 64 This post combines Steffan’s wonderful playlist of South African tunes of and for Nelson Mandela and the international playlist we published when we first heard news of the great man’s….. Read More 3 minutes read December 5, 2013 Songs for Mandela [International Edition] When we sent around the AIAC “office” inviting our contributors to suggest songs for Nelson Mandela (both music about him and tracks that could stand as tributes to the man),….. Read More 2 minutes read March 29, 2013 Bonus: Friday Music Break, N°37 10 new music videos to finish this week of blogging. Here’s a first video by photographer and graphic designer Laurent Seroussi for Salif Keita’s new Tale album, produced by Gotan Project’s Philippe….. Read More 2 minutes read November 9, 2012 Friday Music Break, N°24 Hello! Boima here, and I’m back helping out with the Friday music break. A Haitian Rara (not Ornette Coleman) sampling rap/poem by Hyperdub affiliate The Spaceape got me excited this….. Read More 1 minute read July 13, 2012 Friday Bonus Music Break, N°16 Above is how people keep warm in Johannesburg winters. And below is what you hope to bounce to during long summer nights. Read More 3 minutes read March 5, 2012 CNN does a story on Abdoulaye Wade’s praise singer, Coumba Gawlo Senegalese griot singer Coumba Gawlo Seck is a rising star both in her native country and in Europe. People also occasionally ask her about her political opinions. What makes Coumba….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read April 4, 2011 Music Break Today is Senegal’s independence day. Carlou D transformed himself from the rapper he was in Didier Awadi’s band Positive Black Soul to the singer-songwriter (supporting for Youssou N’Dour) he is….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.