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  • blog June 16, 2017

    Hip Deep in Nigeria

    Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country and the birthplace of some of its most enduring music styles: juju, fuji, Afrobeat, Naija pop, and some would say, highlife—though don’t tell that to a Ghanaian! Today’s Nigerian popular music unquestionably dominates the … Read more »

  • blog 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 »

  • feature 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 »

  • blog 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 »

  • hip-deep June 1, 2017

    Hip Deep in Northern Nigeria

    Kano State in northwest Nigeria is a land of paradox. The ancient home of the Hausa people, it has ties back to the oldest civilizations in West Africa. Muslim since around the 12th century, the region remained largely self-administered during the era … Read more »

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