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  • review December 8, 2016

    Diasporadical

    While most ambassadorships are one-way streets—“American ambassador to Switzerland” or whatever—Blitz the Ambassador cuts both ways. Born in Ghana and now based in Brooklyn, Blitz bridges the gap between classic American hip-hop moves and African musical traditions. On his latest … Read more »

  • blog July 29, 2016

    Jidenna Premiers Afrobeats-Flavored Anthem “Little Bit More”

    Still a fresh face in the American pop scene, Nigerian-American singer Jidenna’s musical career has ballooned following collaborations with Janelle Monae and rap titan Kendrick Lamar. This week, Jidenna’s smooth voice and sharp wardrobe are displayed in a new video … Read more »

  • closeups July 26, 2016

    Fees Must Fall: A Voice of Change in South Africa

    We meet 21-year-old Gigi Lamayne of South Africa, a singer/rapper who finds herself at the center of her country’s most important debate and social movement in decades: the #FeesMustFall movement. The day she graduated from university, Gigi dropped a protest … Read more »

  • blog July 26, 2016

    Music Video: Gigi Lamayne’s “Fees Will Fall”

    How long are they gone lie to us, And smile with us, Acting like they’ll cry with us? Our parents barely get a wage, But they slave for this nation. The black child will never ever gain emancipation. … Qualification … Read more »

  • blog July 25, 2016

    Mylmo N’Sahel Raps the History of Mali

    “Here, everything happens in real time,” Mylmo N’Sahel notes, speaking to the open doors and uninterrupted visibility of life in his community. He is but one of many observers who have seen Mali develop and change first-hand over the past … Read more »

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