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  • blog July 27, 2016

    Photo Essay: Femi Kuti and Bombino at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn!

    A mighty pair took the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn stage in Prospect Park last Saturday, July 23: Nigerian Afrobeat heir Femi Kuti, and Tuareg rocker Bombino, from Agadez, Niger. The two West African stars rocked a packed house, the expansive bandshell … Read more »

  • interview February 17, 2014

    Purple Rain of the Sahel: Chris Kirkley on Akounak

    On the face of it, the idea of transplanting Prince’s epoch defining feature length music video/ self-starring biopic culture-jam Purple Rain to the desert town of Agadez (Niger’s principle city) seems absurd. Christopher Kirkley (and $17,000 of kickstarter money) say … Read more »

  • blog May 30, 2013

    Tal National – Katako

    Tal National, a band from Niamey, Niger, combines the musical traditions of many of the different ethnic groups that make up Niger’s population, including the Hausa’s Fuji percussion, the Tuareg assouf or “blues”, and the Songhai’s guitar style. The result are … Read more »

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