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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

How do Senegalese talk about gay identities

A music video by Senegalese singer Ouzin caused some online stir in Senegal when it debuted last month on Youtube. “Beureung Barigo,” which means “rolling the barrel” in Wolof, is a mbalax style song with simple lyrics calling on listeners to 'clap' for the singer. Ouzin tells his audience that that he “doesn't know anything yet, but...

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Music Break. Jeri-Jeri

Berlin based Dub and Techno producer Mark Ernestus (check his previous work with Rhythm and Sound) fell in love with Mbalax (how could you not?), went to Senegal, found a band, and produced a collection of songs for...

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Music, Chief Boima’s ‘African By The Bay’

The first collection of remixes from San Francisco-based DJ Chief Boima. Consists of Afro dance remixes of, among others pop hits by Birdman, Akon, The Jacka and Fabo & T-Pain. Download here.