0 minutes Less than a minute read September 21, 2011 Blitz The Ambassador Speaks Blitz The Ambassador talks about the initial reception of his music (“slow”), the musical Fela! (“it made the people more open and made the people understand the larger context”), his….. Read More 1 minute read January 30, 2011 Fela In The Low Countries The “Fela! The Musical” craze hasn’t reached the Low Countries (yet), but that doesn’t stop Dutch ZAM Magazine from including in its latest issue some old, but previously unpublished pictures,….. Read More 1 minute read December 21, 2010 The Grammys does Africa Blogger Bombastic Elements summarizes the African nominees for late February 2011’s Grammy Awards: (Benin) ÕŸÖ – Angelique Kidjo [Razor & Tie Entertainment]: nominee for Best Contemporary World Music Album Vocal or….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read November 25, 2010 Music Break South African artist Lesego Rampolokeng, who grew up in Soweto, performing his “Fela Sermon” live in Barcelona in 2003. (If you want to appreciate the full Rampolokeng, I can recommend….. Read More 1 minute read May 5, 2010 Fela Rolls On Hot off the heels of Fela! The Musical’s phenomenal 11 Tony Award nominations comes the news (via Deadline New York) that Chiwetel Ejiofor is “formally attached” to play the lead….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read April 5, 2010 Trailer: "Distant Relatives" The new 5 minute trailer for the new Nas-Damian Marley collaboration, “Distant Relatives”–out next month–where they engage with the music of Africa. (I’ve blogged before about some of the leaked….. Read More 1 minute read December 8, 2009 EVERYBODY WANTS FELA TO SUCCEED (ON BROADWAY) The New York mainstream press is all over Bill T Jones’ musical “Fela!,” which recently opened in the city. Everybidy wants the show to succeed in a downmarket. “The New….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.