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  • review December 19, 2010

    Africa: 50 Years of Music

    There could hardly be a more fitting subject of a final CD review for the first decade of the 21st century. This 18-CD collection aims at nothing less than summing up African music during the 50 years since independence fever … Read more »

  • review August 26, 2010

    Afrolution Vol. 2

    African hip hop is coming of age before our eyes.  As this inevitable genre began to sweep the continent, many feared—myself included—that it might represent an escalation in the Americanization of Africa, and thus a further abandoning of rich indigenous … Read more »

  • review July 15, 2010

    Yes We Can: Songs About Leaving Africa

    You won’t find a better introduction to African rap and hip hop than this compilation.  It offers an inspired, conceptual take on a vibrant, sprawling, and for some, unapproachable young music genre.  The fact that urban African youth almost universally … Read more »

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