Weekend Music Break No.75

Wanlov the Kubolor

Here’s your weekend selection for May 23rd, 2015. To kick things off, just stop what you’re doing, watch and listen to this by Wanlov…

A message from Sierra Leone to South Africa (to the World) — relevant to many of the posts going up on this site as of late — Kao Denero asks, “Why?”…

A song is so good, it kind of hurts… Nneka channels the spirit of Bob Marley in “Book of Job”…

Also in the “conscious” vein, a sax-backed message from Togo’s Elom 20ce…

Continuing the rap section of today’s selection, Pappy Kojo teams up with Sarkodie on “Ay3 Late”…

South African rap duo Gods on Drugs sent us this video for their track “Garage Dragon”…

Switching gears a bit, Djeff turns in a high-energy video for his mind-blowing “Ser Kazukuta” track!

Wunmi shows us how to keep a “Fit Body”…

Going through the Africa is a Country email archives we ran into this from Boston based Kina Zoré…

And finally, an interesting artifact from the Okayplayer family, Questlove goes to Cuba…

Further Reading

Goodbye, Piassa

The demolition of an historic district in Addis Ababa shows a central contradiction of modernization: the desire to improve the country while devaluing its people and culture.

And do not hinder them

We hardly think of children as agents of change. At the height of 1980s apartheid repression in South Africa, a group of activists did and gave them the tool of print.