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  • blog January 6, 2016

    Highway to Lelahell: New Documentary on Algerian Metal

    Redouane Aouameur (AKA Lelahel) is a central figure of metal in Algeria, where the genre has recently been under attack by a sensationalist TV program, depicting its musicians as Satan worshippers. This makes a new documentary, Highway to Lelahell: An … Read more »

  • program March 5, 2015

    Accounting for Taste

    When we talk about the influence of American performers on African music, we usually think about a few obvious examples, legends like Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix or James Brown. In this episode, we go beyond these stars to explore the … Read more »

  • blog December 5, 2014

    The Truth of the Place: Death Metal Angola’s Jeremy Xido Interviewed

    One of the best documentaries made in the last year–and arguably one of the best documentaries made about music in Africa ever–is Death Metal Angola. The film takes place in Huambo, a once-magisterial city left in ruins at the end of … Read more »

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