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Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Weekend Bonus Music Break, N°22

I’m taking cues from Africa is a Country’s contributors this week. First up, Boima dropped by Amsterdam’s African Hip-Hop radio’s studio and delivered this set. One of the tracks featured on there is ‘TOHL’ (above) by Togo-born tabi Bonney (real name: Tabiabuè — father: Itadi Bonney), featuring Fat Trel. I don’t believe it was aired on

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Necessary doses of pan-Africanism: Esperanza Spalding’s “Black Gold”

It’s not too late to take your vitamins. And this. Jazz bass player and bandleader Esperanza Spalding, who defeated Bieber nation last year, takes on school curriculum and Black History Month with the song “Black Gold,” the...

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The Nordic Connection

New music from Finland and Sweden.

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Music Break. Sarkodie

Sarkodie takes a break from the Azonto and jumps on a Hammer beat, getting back to his rap (Hip-pop? Tema-pop? Hip-life?) roots. The interpretive dancing, and artsy black and white beach shots make it seem like the director...

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Music Break / Ken’s Song

Some rural flavor from Hambale, Zambia. Filmed by David Tree. H/T: Adrian Bischoff.

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