AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Friday, May 11th, 2012

Interview: Baloji

New York is an amazing city, especially from a hip-hop perspective. It’s one of the few places on earth where you can see that hip-hop is part of the culture, not just something that you watch on TV. But for me – doing music that is mostly in French and not in some Congolese language that sounds...

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

A fast train from Dakar

Young Philippe Ndour is the nephew of Senegalese pop star Youssou Ndour. And just like his uncle and his mother he wants to be a pop singer (see his Justin Bieber impression here). And like his uncle, Philippe dabbles...

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Music Break. Gasandji

DRC born, France based Gasandji‘s “Na lingui yo.”

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Music Break / Lousika

The video for French-Ghanaian female MC, Lousika’s “No Bee Aloo” says more about where popular culture (that stuff on TV and commercial radio) is heading on the continent than about the music itself.