1 minute read February 8, 2011 North Africa Stand Up 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….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read May 5, 2010 Ian Kamau 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 &….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read December 17, 2009 MIXTAPES / J PERIOD AND NNEKA PRESENTS 'THE MADNESS' Nneka is like the Angelique Kidjo of hipsters. [Liz at Rivvmixx reminds me that Nneka is also about to collaborate with The Roots.] Download her mixtape with J Period here. Read More 4 minutes read October 10, 2009 WEEKEND LINKS / MIXTAPES, EMIGRATION, RACE, BINGO, JACKSON FIVE, GENDER VIOLENCE, DANCEHALL, AFRICOM, CHRIS HANI, JULIUS MALEMA, AND BRICK CITY 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….. Read More 1 minute read August 9, 2009 Democracy in Burundi: The Mixtape 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….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.