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Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Weekend Music Break 55

When Tendai Maraire broke down his Chimurenga Renaissance mixtape for us last year, he said about “It’s Time For You To Go”, a song inspired by a family visit to Zimbabwe (“driving down the street bumping Biggie’s ‘Juicy’”): “Young Maraire Boys being crazy at home.” Toronto, Canada-based Zambian artist Chansa recently released his debut single,

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Friday Music Bonus Edition

Niagass comments on Senegal’s president Wade’s running for another term: We’ve been listening to Robert Glasper’s new album since it came out and we think you should too. He played ‘Always Shine’ with Lupe Fiasco and Bilal...

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

Music Break. Elom 20ce

‘Ya Foye’ will be on Togolese Elom 20ce’s (“Elom Vince”) album Anagezik that comes out in February. Elom calls himself a ‘contemporary griot’ and an ‘arctivist’. All of which sounds very promising.