7 minutes read October 5, 2015 Oakland’s Matatu Festival: Interrogating for the place and time of an Afro Future It is an exciting moment for Afrofuturism: the otherworldly Janelle Monáe is lauded as a music and style icon; antiracist activists turn to the oeuvre of Octavia Butler for inspiration;….. Read More 6 minutes read October 24, 2013 UPDATE: Silicon Valley and its Awkward Relationship with “Africa” Immigration is almost always about the hustle. Whether you are a professor, a student, or a musician, you have to work hard to both pay rent and deal with a….. Read More 1 minute read February 26, 2013 The Music of Bell Atlas One of my current favorite bands–haven’t seen them play live yet; they’re out West–is Bell Atlas. That the lead singer Sandra Lawson is a distant relative of late Nigerian legend….. Read More 1 minute read May 10, 2012 Africanos Latinos Latin America and the Caribbean haven’t gotten enough attention on this site. We’re going to intentionally rectify that, and I’m excited to start by sharing this video from sometimes collaborators of….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read May 3, 2011 'Eritrea, My Country' Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read April 24, 2011 Music Break Oakland, California rap group The Hieroglyphics and Goapele singing about some kind of Soweto circa 2002. You can go to the jungle/Go to the city/Visit Soweto/Live in the Bay or/Somewhere….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.