0 minutes Less than a minute read April 5, 2012 Paris is a Continent N°11 Sage poet Zoxea & Busta Flex battle it out in ‘C’est nous les reustas’: Youssoupha (a name you must be familiar with by now), Indila and Skalpovich Dreamin’: Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read March 10, 2012 Paris a Continent … the Nike edition I like the tone and aesthetic of this commercial. It makes Paris look like parts of Brooklyn. We’ll leave the close reading for another day (the relationship between identity politics….. Read More 1 minute read March 4, 2012 Paris is a Continent N°10 Less than two months before France’s presidential elections, this ‘Letter to the Republic’ couldn’t come more timely. And it blew up accordingly. Kery James has some thoughts on France’s history….. Read More 1 minute read February 21, 2012 Paris is a Continent N°9 Watching French incumbent president Nicolas Sarkozy’s speech in Marseille Sunday night (his second speech since announcing he’s seeking a second term last week), I was hoping for a reference to….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read January 30, 2012 Paris is a Continent N°8 Loads of Paris suburbs gets shouted out in this song by a cast of the city’s rappers. Read More 2 minutes read January 21, 2012 Paris is a Continent N°7 My friends and the musicians we listen to–we’re mostly the children of immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean–prefer Francois Hollande and the Socialists over Sarkozy, but know Hollande won’t win. Read More 1 minute read December 18, 2011 Paris is a Continent, N°6 I thought I’d continue my focus on French women singers. First up is Kayna Samet: great voice, from Algeria. This song named “Yema” (mother in Arabic) is about the love….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.