Gata Misteriosa and Lee Bass (the Mozambican-Portuguese-Ghanaian-German duo who go by the name of Gato Preto)
The London Olympics starts tonight and certain streets of the city are swollen with purple-shirted volunteers,
It may be tempting to read Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji’s music as a relatively straightforward exercise in
How do Africans–ground zero for resource extraction by the world’s 1%–feel about the now global ‘Occupy’
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InHTecgV9_M&w=600&h=373] My Brooklyn neighborhood is a center for Pulaar speakers in the United States. The
This coming Friday Maal and British playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah will begin their UK tour of “Tales
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RVJ3SSHjzI&hl=en_US&fs=1&w=480&h=295] The video for Baaba Maal’s first single off his new album. Brilliant song.
I was watching and listening to this performance–recorded live last month on Los Angeles station, KCRW’s