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Friday, July 26th, 2013

Liberian Independence, Staten Island Style

This past Spring I wrote an article for the Red Bull Music Academy about the music and nightlife communities clustered around African neighborhoods in New York. A key motivation behind writing that article was to bring some visibility to the many diverse communities of African immigrants within the city that aren’t always visible to the average New

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Nigerian Independence

Okay we’re a day late. (It’s Sean’s fault.) Happy Indpendence Day Nigeria. Your music industry is too large and prolific and dominant across the continent and the globe to sum up in a few videos, but here’s...

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Independence August

Since we’ll be on break for a minute (details tomorrow) when the following central African countries celebrate their independence days, let’s do a quick roundup for Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, and Gabon. August 13, The Central...

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

August 11, Chad

There’s still time left to recognize Chad’s Independence Day today, and keeping with our regular feature, we’re posting popular music from the country. First up is a short clip of Mounira Mitchala, handling a live show in...

Sunday, August 7th, 2011

Independence Day: Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire celebrated their 51st year of independence from France yesterday. Music has played a role in national political identity throughout the country’s conflict. I’m sure that it will continue to play a role as the country...

Friday, August 5th, 2011

August 5, Burkina Faso

Why not start the celebration of Burkina Faso’s Independence with an explosive live performance by rapper Art Melody. (You gotta love his t-shirt!)

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