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9/27/16: Elage Diouf, The Breath, Warpaint, Spencer Ludwig

@@@ ELAGE DIOUF: Melokaane  (Pump Up The World, 2016) Some uplifting African music I got to via this week’s WRIR weekly email.  Diouf was born in Senegal and now lives in Quebec.  464 more words


Concert alert:Wambura's Homecoming

Wambura Mitaru will be giving Nairobi another breathtaking performance with her cool friends. If you are looking for a plan for tomorrow night catch her at the shift eye gallery. 

African Music

The Remix V/S the Original #Salome

I really tried to refrain myself from doing another Diamond Platinumz post but have you heard the remix to Saida Karoli‘s Maria Salome?……I would be damned if I did not do this post. 219 more words

African Music

9/26/16: Audiopush, The Weeknd, Shabaka Hutchings, Passenger

@@@ Audiopush: 90951 (Good Vibe Tribe, 2016).  Some West Coast ratchet, whatever that is.  I know Miley Cyrus was deep into marketing herself as ratchet, but she’s a low self esteem victim of Walt the Mouse so it’s unclear what ratchet may be.  467 more words


Music Please! >> The Afrobeat Selection!

Special gift for this Friday

Here’s a selection of good naija/african music:

Illustration is from Paris-based illustrator Sanaa-K. Find her work on her insta @Sanaa-K, also on her website.

DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs

This week we had a lovely visit from Heran Sereke-Brhan, Deputy Director of the DC Mayor’s Office on African Affairs, who dropped by the Jolly Papa show to discuss the groundbreaking work of the DC MOAA which is celebrating its 10th year anniversary with a… 66 more words

Jolly Papa Interviews

The triumph of Africa in America

In Alan Lomax’s The Land Where the Blues Began, he spends a great deal of time talking about the fife and drum music of the northern Mississippi hill country, a genre I was completely unfamiliar with. 511 more words