Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
In 1808 forces loyal to the Fulani scholar Shehu Othman dan Fodiyo advanced on Bornu, one of the great Muslim empires of West Africa, rolling it right back to the swampy fringes of Lake Chad. The Mai of Bornu, the leader of the Muslims, fled into exile and the empire’s capital, Ngazargamu, fell to the
Thursday, September 19th, 2013
The traffic along the Route de Fidel Castro, the main thoroughfare that runs through Conakry, was among the lightest I’d ever seen Monday evening. Usually, the infamous embouteillage (literally, “bottle-neck”) of Conakry has vehicles inching along as...
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Real World Records has just released (this past Monday) the new album “In Trance” by JuJu, a collaboration album between Brit Justin Adams and Gambian Juldeh Camara. This is the song “Nightwalk. Thoughts?