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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

An Adieu to Tabu Ley Rochereau, King of Soukous

On November 30th, just this past Saturday, the “Baobab of Congolese Rumba” Tabu Ley Rochereau passed away at the age of 73. He died in Brussels at l’Hôpital Saint-Luc from diabetic complications, having never fully recovered from a stroke he suffered in 2008. Since Saturday, musicians the likes of Koffi Olomide and Papa Wemba; writers

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Music Break / Jean Grae

We’re still waiting for that album to drop. Jean Grae is indeed South African jazz couple Abdullah Ibrahim and Sathima Bea Benjamin’s daughter. Sara Benincasa, by the way, feels about Jean Grae the way the Tea Party...