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  • review March 23, 2015

    Three Masters Remembered in Box Sets

    Three terrific new box sets have hit the market this year, each illuminating the life and music of a truly original and deeply memorable artist. In Ghana in the 1950s, trumpeter and bandleader E.T. Mensah became an architect and leading … Read more »

  • hip-deep March 20, 2015

    Dread Inna Inglan: How the U.K. Took to Reggae

    Jamaican music journeyed to England in the ‘60s when immigrants from the island flocked to the U.K. in search of jobs and a better life. But as racism, unemployment and poor living conditions developed in the ’70s, a new generation … Read more »

  • review March 18, 2015

    Branches of the Same Tree

    Veteran Ghanaian reggae musician and roots rocker Rocky Dawuni has always been interested in cross-cultural connections, both in his music and in his activism. His latest album is titled Branches of the Same Tree, and again and again, Dawuni finds … Read more »

  • hip-deep February 19, 2015

    Sierra Leone: Celebration, War, and Healing

    While Sierra Leone is currently in the news for the horrific outbreak of Ebola that has devastated the nation in recent months, the country is no stranger to tragedy. This also means that it has deep reserves of resilience, an … Read more »

  • blog February 13, 2015

    Guyanese Mixtape Double Feature

    The nation of Guyana is an intensely diverse place: It has ethnic groups from every continent–India, Africa, China, and Europe, as well as its indigenous peoples. It’s in South America, but very much part of the English-speaking Caribbean. And you … Read more »

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