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  • hip-deep December 1, 2016

    The Money Show

    Every day, money changes hands in Ghanaian cedi, South African rand, and Brazilian real as music is created, traded, performed, purchased and pirated. In this episode we look at the business side of African music, through a series of vignettes … Read more »

  • blog November 23, 2016

    Dreaming Zenzile: A Modern Opera by Somi

    News outlets like Okayafrica and Deadline have reported that a new biopic on the dynamic life of the late South African singer Miriam Makeba is in the works. Details regarding the title of the film or the release date are … Read more »

  • blog November 15, 2016

    Blitz the Ambassador Returns With “Heaven,” Featuring Tumi

    Masterful Ghanaian rapper Blitz the Ambassador just announced a new album, Diasporadical, and dropped a blazing hot lead single, “Heaven” via Okayplayer, featuring South African MC Tumi Molekane, former lead singer of Tumi and the Volumes. The beat, by Brooklyn-based producer Chris … Read more »

  • blog November 12, 2016

    Voices in Vinyl: Joy in Jozi

    Within 24 hours of landing in Johannesburg, South Africa, I was deep into the largest record collection I have ever witnessed. Collectors Treasury is an eight-story warehouse located on the fringe of the overpass that marks the gates to the … Read more »

  • blog November 3, 2016

    Happy Birthday to Brenda Fassie

    It was Brenda Fassie’s birthday anniversary on Thursday, a perfect opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of the late South African singer, lost too soon. Fassie died May 9, 2004 in Johannesburg at 39 years old; she would have … Read more »

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