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Football, Disappearances and Disasters in Haiti

Disappearance Tonton Macoute is the bogeyman of Haitian myth that steals misbehaving children in the dead of night into immortal slavery. That’s why, during the 1960’s, the members of a…..

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When Jean-Michel Basquiat went to Africa

Jean-Michel Basquiat, the first American artist of African descent to achieve international stardom, often referenced Africa or the African diaspora in his work. Take, for example, 1983′s “The Nile” (a…..

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Friday Music Bonus Edition

Five for the weekend. First up, via AfriPOP!, Nomsa Mazwai’s new video for her song ‘Nguwe.’ (The video comes with a translation.) Then, Vox Sambou (below) and The Narcicyst tell how…..

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Music Break / Nomadic Massive

New video for the Montreal-based all-star (and all-country) band Nomadic Massive. Not sure why they haven’t got a bigger following.

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'Haiti in Africa'

Sketch by the UK comedy sketch group, “The Unexpected Items,” filmed in front of the School of Oriental and African Studies (yes, that still what it’s called). H/T: Konwomyn.

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Black Spartacus

The people of the oldest independent African republic in the Caribbean are voting today to pick a new president. But the result are already predetermined. The most popular party and…..

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Pirates for Haiti

Last week Congo’s government announced it would pledge $2.5 million to relief efforts in Haiti.  As Texas in Africa noted, pledging is not the same as actually handing the money over……

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Wax Poetics "Africa Issue" and Other Links

* I just got the Wax Poetics Africa Issue in the mail.  Though the issue may give the impression that good music stopped being produced in Africa since the 1970s–in…..

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Fifty People, One Question

What would you like to happen today? By Benjamin Reece and Tung Bach Ly filmed in New Orleans in 2008. Fifty People, One Question