Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
Since we’re on revolutionary soundtracks, check this: The first song on this mixtape (cover above) of North African rap is the one that apparently got rapper El Génèral, arrested by Ben Ali’s police in the run up to the Tunisian Revolution. From there, this collection of songs can provide a soundtrack as we follow events
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
I first heard this track, “Love it Here,” in the video above, in February this year when the Toronto rapper, Ian Kamau, released his 3rd mixtape, “Volume 3: Love & Other Struggles” online for free download. I...
Thursday, December 17th, 2009
Nneka is like the Angelique Kidjo of hipsters. Download her mixtape with J Period here.
Saturday, October 10th, 2009
A busy week on the personal front (more on that another time) so that means a lot of stuff gets the speed blog treatment. * First up, a link to the “Parts of Africa” hip hop mix:...
Sunday, August 9th, 2009
In the Fall of 1998 I took up a brief research fellowship in Cambridge, MA, and spent some time hanging out with Alexis Sinduhije, a Burundian journalist who had been on the fellowship program the year before....