Monday, October 13th, 2014
Africa is a Radio episode 6 opens up with a transnational blend, combining remixes of Dotorado Pro’s “African Scream” with its sample source: DJ Sbu & Zahara’s “Lengoma.” From there we travel around the world -from Ferguson to Havana to Monrovia- touching on the sonic imprints of the contemporary news cycle. We end on a
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
American photographer David LaChapelle’s 2005 krump documentary, “Rize,” (trailer here) included a laughable section that invented a history of the dance genre among “traditional” Africans.* I guess since the dance originated and was popular among black teenagers...
Friday, January 27th, 2012
It’s Friday night, so we’re unwinding with some nice videos. We start with Liberians Nasseman and Takun J, on a pan-African roots reggae tune.
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
A worthwhile project by two Canadian brothers who grew up in 1970s Liberia–it still feels like 25% of the city are expats–to restore photo memory because so many people here don’t know what Monrovia looked like before...
Monday, April 18th, 2011