AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Lamin Fofana

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Friday, November 22nd, 2013

L’Afrique Est Un Pays

This past October was the Dutty Artz crew’s 6 year anniversary, so we decided to celebrate by releasing a compilation in the form of a series of four free geographically-oriented EPs with accompanying DJ mixes. The final edition has Africa as its loose geographic focus (even though we’ve already dipped into Africa with our What Edward Said EP), and is

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The Indelible Mark of the Mbira

The multi-named thumb piano is quite an important foundational instrument for contemporary music all over the world, although it’s perhaps not always recognized as such. In Congo, colonial era missionaries banned the instrument from their services, saying...

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Party Business

With the help of Bunce Booking and Africa is a Country, Dutty Artz presents the 2nd iteration of the Change The Mood series: Africans Are Real.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Afro-Spectacle

February 1st sees Afro-Spectacle hosted by Dutty Artz and featuring DJ Rupture, Lamin Fofana and myself host a special 2-hour live radio show from south Williambsburg’s Spectacle Theater.

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Mashup Maghrebi

L’Avion, one of the many fruits from the Beyond Digital mega project in Morocco this past summer, is a breathtaking collaboration between Nettle and Imanaren’s Hassan Wargui.

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Made in Africa