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  • June 9, 2017

    Remembering Louis Sarno

    Louis Sarno, an American original who lived for 30 years among Bayaka Pygmies in the Central African rainforest and recorded their polyphonic music more completely than any audio adventurer or ethnomusicologist could dream of, died where he was born, in … Read more »

  • June 2, 2017

    Kano Mixtape

    Here’s a mixtape of nanaye and Hausa hip-hop music from Kano, just a taste of the volumes we’re still absorbing months after our visit. If you like what you hear and want more, let us know. We’ll make more mixtapes … Read more »

  • June 1, 2017

    Carmen McCain: The Culture of Kannywood

    Carmen McCain is an assistant professor of English at Westmont College. Her research focus is on Hausa-language literature, film and popular culture. Hausa is a language spoken by over 50 million people across West Africa. Most native speakers are in … Read more »

  • June 1, 2017

    Abdalla Uba Adamu: Music, Film, Culture and Religion in Northern Nigeria

    Abdalla Uba Adamu is a professor of both Science Education and Mass Communication at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. He specializes in media and cultural education, particularly the interface between Islamic religion, Hausa culture and media—film, music and literature. When … Read more »

  • June 1, 2017

    Kano Photo Essay

    Lots to take in on “Hip Deep in Northern Nigeria.” Here are some visuals from Kano, a serene, complicated city, Nigeria’s second largest. Starting off with actor Mustafa “Musty” who, joined by filmmaker Salisu Almustapha, introduced Banning Eyre and Sean … Read more »

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