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  • blog August 11, 2017

    Independent Africa

    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 »

  • review April 5, 2017

    Tribute to Ndiouga Dieng

    This is the third album since Orchestra Baobab, the legendary Senegalese dance band—pioneers of the re-Africanization of Afro-Latin music in the 1970s—regrouped in 2002. But it’s been 10 years since their last album, so you could call this a third … Read more »

  • review March 28, 2017

    République Amazone

    Any time West African divas ranging from Benin’s superstar Angelique Kidjo to Kandia Kouyaté, perhaps the greatest living female griot (jelimuso) of Mali; to Mariam Doumbia of Amadou and Mariam; to younger mavericks like Mamani Keita and Nneka of Nigeria, … Read more »

  • blog March 4, 2017

    Miriam Makeba: 85th Birthday Observance

    An appreciation of the life and work of the immortal Miriam Makeba, universally known as Mama Africa, from Ken Braun of Sterns Music on the occasion of the 85th anniversary of her birth: March 4, 1932. The piece recounts the … Read more »

  • interview February 16, 2017

    Listen: Super Yamba Band’s “N’diarabi” With Ismael Kouyate

    Super Yamba Band is a Brooklyn-based, Afrobeat-inflected funk outfit that just re-released their song “N’diarabi” on vinyl. The track, which you can hear right here, features Ismael Kouyate, a Guinea-born singer and choreographer, who famously appeared on Beyoncé’s track “Grown … Read more »

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