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"Until Recently Dhaanto was a Dying Art": An Interview with Aar Maanta
The former refugee from the Ogaden talks Somali music and dance.
Interview: The Cameroonian Soul King Looks Back
Legendary Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango reflects on his 65 years of musical journeys with nostalgia and wisdom.
"Just Turn the Volume Up": An Interview with Afrikan Boy
The Nigerian-British musician talks influences, how to give the audience a good time, and who's big in Africa.
Telling the Lion's Stories: The Rise and Rise of African Film
From international filmmakers, to national film industries, to individuals with iPhones, Africa in film is inspiring growing audiences across and beyond the continent.
When Bassekou Kouyate met Taj Mahal
The coming together of African American blues titan Taj Mahal and legendary Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate in London resulted in sheer jubilance.
Pieter-Dirk Uys: Activist by Day, South Africa's Most Popular White Woman by Night
Comedian Pieter-Dirk Uys fought apartheid with humour. Today he calls out political hypocrisy and celebrates the contradictions and absurdities of South Africa.
Review − Hungry Man by Keyboard
Soundway Records' reissue of Hungry Man is a fun and energetic blast from Nigeria's 1970s afrobeat funk and rock past.
Exploring Electronic Music in South Africa: "The Future Looks Awesome"
Future Sounds of Mzansi, a new documentary by Spoek Mathambo, traverses the country uncovering countless blossoming electronic music scenes.
Our Daughters Should be in School, Not Wedlock
Child marriage can't be ended overnight. With political will, however, it can be ended in a generation.
Speak It, Keep It, Tweet It: Reaffirming the Pride and Place of African Languages
From governments elevating local languages in classrooms, to internet-users chatting in their mother tongues, Africa's indigenous languages are on the up.
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