AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Toumani Diabate

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Music / “Francophone Africa’s Achebe”

In January this year Chimurenga Magazine proposed a soundtrack for Cheikh Hamidou Kane’s 1961 novel, L’Aventure Ambigue, which they dubbed “Francophone Africa’s answer to China Achebe’s Things Fall Apart. The songs selected here follow Samba Diallo’s journey from the Glowing Hearth koranic school to Paris and back to West Africa – featuring Rail Band, Miriam

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Fashion Bloggers

The Ghanaian-American fashion bloggers Street Etiquette are featured in this week’s episode of Radio Netherlands vlog What’s Up Africa!. So is Snoop Dogg’s very convincing Nigerian accent (at the 0;30 mark).

Monday, February 14th, 2011

The Grammys

Distracted by Cee Lo’s chicken suit or Lady Gaga’s latest stunt (she hatched from an egg), you may have missed Vieux Farka Touré accepting the Grammy for Best World Album on behalf of his father, Ali, and...