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 15 minutes read April 24, 2012 Parisian Africa: The artistic intersections of the Métropole Guest Post by Lara N. Dotson-Renta Paris has always been renowned for its culture and support of the arts. Yet, as France has grown into an ever more pluralistic society,….. Read More 1 minute read June 2, 2011 'Three soldiers from Somalia' I reread that infamous 2010 New Yorker profile. of Gil Scott Heron earlier today. I was struck by the conclusion where Scott Heron tells reporter Alec Wilkinson about a novel….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read May 28, 2011 Gil Scott Heron Gil Scott Heron, who rejected the tag as the original hip hop artist, died on Friday afternoon. He had fallen ill while on tour. This video, which gives a good overview….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read March 11, 2011 Music Break The video for Gil Scott Heron and Jamie X’s “I’ll Take Care of U,” from the album ‘We’re New Here.’ The video posted on Youtube on International Women’s Day, “tells….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read July 26, 2010 Monday Blues The latest video by the original hip hop artist Gil Scott Heron–who is back. This is “I’m New Here.” Via Ghetto Bassquake. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.