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Africa United: The 8th International Hip Hop Festival

Words: Seth Markle Photos: Seth Markle & Mejah Mbuya The 8th annual international hip hop festival was held at Trinity College from April 4-7, 2013.  It was one of the most successful festivals…

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Artists in eastern Congo operating outside the NGO realm

Talent competition at SKIFF 2010 (photo by Thomas Gesthuizen) In December last year, the city of Goma in eastern Congo (map) was world news once again as rebels held the city hostage for…

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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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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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Kali TV: Papa Moussa a.k.a. Waterflow (Wageble)

Kali TV, the bi-weekly online show which focuses on Africans in the diaspora, recently sat down with one half of Senegal’s hip hop duo Wageble. Pape Moussa, also known as Waterflow, talks about…

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Sudan selling mixtapes via Blackberry

Sifiso Sudan is a South African MC whose music career began as an intern at EMI New York where he met D’Angelo and produced remixes that caught the ear of Van Gibbs. Sudan…

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Congratulations Senegal: Y’en a marre – Doggali

Congratulations Senegal… and the democratic coming of age of your Hip Hop Prophets! So, in case you missed it while spring concerting, elections in Senegal is over. The incumbent, Abdoulaye Wade, lost to…

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Fore: Going back is not the same as staying

I’m shooting the breeze with Fore (Mutaurwa Mapondera), a confident and artistically ambitious young Zimbabwean emcee, and as he talks about why he had to leave New York I’m reminded of the Congolese…

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My Hip Hop: documentary on Cape Town hip hop & identity

The second release in the Africanhiphop.com 15 Years Online series is another short documentary from the Redefinition: African Hip Hop project. Produced by along with ‘100% Galsen‘ (Senegal) and the ‘Redefinition’ film about…

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Fifteen years Africanhiphop.com: 100% Galsen, a hip hop documentary made in Senegal

The Africanhiphop.com website was born on February 5, 1997 – exactly fifteen years ago today. Known back then as ‘Rumba-Kali home of Pan African Hip Hop’, the single page hosted by a free…

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