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Daara J Family – Celebrate video revives the days after independence

Brand new video to ‘Celebrate’, one of the most catchy tunes off Daara J Family’s 2010 album ‘School of life’. Like the twist-inspired composition, the video is a throwback to the stylish dances…

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Bassline Junkie: African hip hop radio February 2013

The bassline junkies are back in the studio. Amal returned from a sabbatical stay in Berlin (Germany) and J4 spent a few weeks in Kenya and Tanzania. After the hiatus, their playlist is…

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Awadi’s new album ‘Ma Revolution’ and a feature with Duggy Tee (PBS)

New music by Awadi! The Senegalese hip hop legend released his latest album ‘Ma Revolution’ in Dakar in November last year. Apart from ‘Merci mon dieu (Sant Yalla)’, the collabo with his old…

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Blakk Rasta featuring Jah Amber – Our Africa video

Another big tune from reggae artist Blakk Rasta (Ghana). The song has been around since July last year but the video was premiered today on tv in Ghana, and now on Youtube. With…

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Matador from Senegal presents his new album in African hip hop radio

Matador, one of Senegal’s hip hop pioneers and a member of Wa BMG44, has been working on his second solo album for quite some time, even traveling to Europe two years ago to…

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Dj Muro’s Digot mix: Japanese King of Diggin in Africa

Dj Muro is one of Japan’s most prolific and well respected hip hop artists. A producer, a dj and a digger for obscure breaks and samples, he’s been active since the late 80s…

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African hip hop radio with Chief Boima

After last month’s afro cosmic disco funk special with Dj Gioumanne, African hip hop radio is back with the October edition filled with new joints, exclusives and another guest mix. We were joined…

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Kova M: representing Cova da Moura, Lissabon’s African hood

Cova da Moura is a neighbourhood in Amadora, a city in the metropolitan area of Lissabon (Portugal). Known today for housing between 5000 and 10,000 people, mostly of African origin (75% from Cape…

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BET Cypher 2012 – focus on Africa (again) with Sarkodie, Jean Grae

The much revered BET Cypher, one of the permanent features on the annual BET Hip Hop Awards, has built a little reputation by featuring African emcees on their cyphers. In the USA, not…

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Rick Ross in Nigeria, Solange in South Africa – whose story do they tell?

Rick Ross is not the first American hip hop artist to enjoy touring the African continent; ever since the late eighties when LL Cool J performed in Abidjan there’s been the occasional motherland…

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