AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Teddy Afro

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

ETHIOPIA’S PRESIDENT CAN’T STAND THIS SONG

Teddy Afro, the most popular Ethiopian singer, was recently released from prison after serving time for what was widely believed to be trumped-up charges. “Mr Afro was jailed for a hit-and-run incident in 2006, despite always insisting that he was not in the car which the prosecution said knocked down and killed a homeless man

Monday, August 10th, 2009

The Young Lions

Great radio series of five ‘emerging cultural voices’ by NPR’s Africa Correspondent, Ofeibea Quist-Arcton. From her base in Dakar, Senegal, Quist-Arcton focuses on young artists from making an impact not just musically, but politically. Good for them. The...