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  • blog August 11, 2017

    Independent Africa: Sounds of Hope and Frustration

    The continent of Africa contains millenniums of complex histories across hundreds and thousands of civilizations and cultures. The era of European colonization in Africa’s history, which resulted in the borders of the 54 countries that we know of today, took … Read more »

  • blog September 17, 2015

    Dissident Rap from Burkina Faso’s Smockey

    Since Public Enemy’s Chuck D famously said that “rap is black America’s CNN,” the respective fates of rap and CNN could not have diverged more starkly. In 2015, rap music is arguably the most popular pop music form on Earth, … Read more »

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