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  • closeups February 28, 2017

    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 February 19, 2017

    Dispatch From Nigeria #5: Port Harcourt–Biafra and Oil

    Banning Eyre is currently in Nigeria, researching the vibrant music scene for Afropop Worldwide’s Hip Deep series. Here’s the latest field report. PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria, Feb. 20—We’ve just wrapped a week in Port Harcourt, the largest city in the Niger … Read more »

  • blog February 10, 2017

    Dispatch From Nigeria #4: Kano’s Nanaye and Hausa Hip-Hop

    Banning Eyre and Sean Barlow are currently in Nigeria, researching the vibrant music scene forAfropop Worldwide‘s Hip Deep series. Here’s their latest field report. KANO, Nigeria, Feb. 9–Our next stop is Kano, in the mostly Muslim northwest of Nigeria. It’s … Read more »

  • blog January 31, 2017

    Dispatch From Nigeria #3: Digging Into the Fuji Scene

    Banning Eyre and Sean Barlow are currently in Lagos, Nigeria researching the vibrant music scene for Afropop Worldwide‘s Hip Deep series. Here’s their latest field report. LAGOS, Nigeria, Feb. 1–Busy few days since we last posted. We interviewed one of … Read more »

  • 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 »

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