4 minutes read December 22, 2014 Africa is a Country digest: Blogging gold of 2014 Over the years we’ve developed a somewhat undeserved reputation as purveyors of angry hatchet-jobs. We do our share of take-downs, but most of our content isn’t really like that, even….. Read More 8 minutes read January 26, 2014 When Steven Van Zandt convinced AZAPO to take Paul Simon off a hit list and what Paul Simon really thought of Nelson Mandela Later today in Cape Town Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band start off a four-date concert tour of South Africa–the first time ever Springsteen and his band will perform….. Read More 2 minutes read January 22, 2012 Paul Simon’s Graceland Reconsidered 2011 was the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon’s “Graceland.” I don’t have to remind you of the album’s significance. It is hard to imagine now the impact of that album,….. Read More 1 minute read November 10, 2011 Gimme Hope This is the second in a video campaign to promote the work of American ngo Mama Hope. They work with local partners in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Uganda to fund the completion….. Read More 0 minutes Less than a minute read October 18, 2010 Music Monday In which the super crew from Sierra Leone, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, remix Vampire Weekend and Paul Simon, who are well known, of course, for remixing (appropriating?) sounds….. Read More 1 minute read October 5, 2009 The Ghostface Killah School of Music Listen to the tune in this Vampire Weekend video (forget the aesthetic) and you’ll immediately identify the South African maskanda borrowings. But rapper Ghostface Killah (who should know better?) thinks….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.