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4/30/16: Konono No. 1, Brian Eno, Heathered Pearls

@@@ Konono No. 1: Konono No. 1 Meets Batida (Crammed Disc, 2016).  Off this week’s All Music notable release email.  I have had strong positive feelings about previous Konono No. 503 more words


Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 - Africa Sessions (CD)

Bela Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions (CD)

2009; Produced by Bela Fleck Productions Inc. Under exclusive license to Rounder Records.  821 more words


Video: Rappers Vector Modenine, illbliss & Ikechukwu Chat About What Goes Down In The African Rap Scene

Do African rappers need to sound like Kendrick Lamar, Drake or Jay Z in order to be taken seriously?

Remember when a video surfaced about Nigerian rappers… 66 more words

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4/27/16: Lisbon Kid, Beyonce, Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate, Mayflower Madam

@@@ Beyonce: Don’t Hurt Yourself (Columbia, 2016).  This is the track with Jack White.  Everybody know how much I love rock star Jack White and now he rock it with Queen Bey.  428 more words


Video: Rita Ora Jamming To Stonebwoy's 'Go Higher'

Yaaaaas honey, African music is taking over. Check out this video of popular British singer and TV star Rita Ora dancing to award-winning  Ghanaian dancehall artiste… 44 more words

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Prompt 26 - a call and response poem

Here’s today’s prompt:

Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates a call and response. Calls-and-responses are used in many sermons and hymns (and also in sea shanties!), in which the preacher or singer asks a question or makes an exclamation, and the audience responds with a specific, pre-determined response. 329 more words


En mémoire de Papa Wemba

Le Congolais Papa Wemba est mort à la suite d’un  malaise, à l’âge de 66 ans

Papa Wemba est né en 194. Considéré comme le roi de la rumba, Papa Wemba, est de son vrai nom Jules Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba.  288 more words