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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

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

VIDEO: BOBI WINE FOR PRESIDENT

The Fader interviews the Ugandan musician Bobi Wine (whose pronouncements on the shortcomings of the country’s political leadership has earned him the title “Mr President”). More, including links to two of Bobi Wine’s dancehall-inflected songs, see here.