AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

James Brown

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Thursday, January 17th, 2013

‘Landing on A Hundred': An Interview with Cody ChesnuTT

The Yoruba have a word–tutu–for cool. Robert Farris Thompson describes it in his book Flash of the Spirit: “As we become noble, fully realizing the spark of creative goodness God endowed us with, we find the confidence to cope with all kinds of situations. This is Ashe. This is character. This is mystic coolness. All

Friday, October 12th, 2012

“To Bring the Beat Home”: Soul Power in Kinshasa

The opening scene: Soul Brother No. 1 dressed in a skin tight matador-cum-gimp suit, drop-kicking the mic, screeching, roaring, galvanising a Congolese crowd into pure hysteria, while chanting ‘I’m black and I’m proud’, so camp as to...

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Music Break

This is not really a music video I know, but it’s worth your time. Trust me. Artist Hanifah Walidah interviews New York City-based director Patricia McGregor and musician, Greg Tate about their creative process in making “Burnt Sugar...

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Fresh hiphop funk from Cameroon

Via Mustafa Maluka

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

DANCE LESSONS

Great piece of video footage of James Brown (circa 1970s) showing off his dance moves.