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Monday, December 24th, 2012

Kuduro’s International Wave

Earlier this month, I had the rare opportunity to throw on some of my favorite Kuduro tracks at full volume in back to back succession as part of the first Os Kuduristas showcase at the iBomba party at Bembe in Brooklyn. (Listen and Download: Chief Boima Live @iBomba (ft. MC Fogo de Deus) Brooklyn NY,

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

‘Africa’s first* transgender music star’

African governments don’t want us thinking that “homosexuality” is within the realm of their “traditional values”. So these leaders, even Nobel Peace Prize winning ones, use that as an excuse to justify the persecution and lack of protection for...

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Brand Kuduro

Kuduro has already received some attention on AIAC. (Is this Cabo Snoop clip intra-continental cultural colonialism?) Kuduro means ‘hardass’ or ‘in a hard place’ in Angolan Portuguese or a mix of Portuguese and Kimbundu, depending on how...

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Maïmouna and African Urban France

Friday night at Sutra Lounge in New York, Maimouna Coulibaly will be performing alongside myself and DJ King Solo for Africology’s Afrique Sessions.

Friday, February 4th, 2011

New Video Blog: ‘What’s Up Africa’

The first weekly episode (posted on Fridays) of ‘creative Africa video blog,’ WHAT’S UP AFRICA, was posted online today. It’s the work of Radio Nederlands Worldwide Africa producer, Ikenna Azuike, who also presents. The producers are hyping...

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Africa Makes Some Noise

Last night, BBC Radio One premiered an hour-long documentary on the story of modern “African” music, hosted by UK-based Kenyan DJ Edu (whose weekly show, Destination Africa on Radio 1Xtra, I’ve been listening to for...

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