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Who fears Yole!Africa? A Congolese cultural center at a crossroads

In 2010, Africanhiphop.com had the please of spending a month working with the staff of Yole!Africa, a cultural center aimed at youths in Goma, eastern Congo. One of the results of workshops we…

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Alesh – Reveil (the Awakening)

Alesh is one of our favorite new names on the Congo hip hop scene. The emcee/slam artist from Kisangani (eastern Congo) released his first album ‘Mort dans l’ame’ last year. ‘Bana Kin’ was…

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Papa Wemba meets Nouchi Nash

Collabo of the year? Congolese music veteran Papa Wemba teams up with ‘Nouchi’ Nash from Ivory Coast in the crossover tune ‘Sapologie’. The title is a reference to Papa Wemba having been at the head of the Congolese SAPE movement (Society of Elegant People). Nash, who looks like forever 17, is well known from Gbonhi Yoyo who blew up on the Abidjan scene a couple of years ago together with female emcee Prisca, and she featured on Mokobe’s album ‘Mon Afrique’.

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Doin’ it in the Park with Congo Groove and Blitz

If you’re near Amsterdam, the Netherlands on saturday July 31st, you’re in for a treat. The second edition of Doin’ it in the Park, the Africanhiphop.com open-air park jam, promises to be even better than last year’s edition, with an all-star line-up including Congo Groove and Blitz the Ambassador.

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Congo Groove

We have known Pitcho, Fredy Massamba and Lexxus Legal for a while now. Living in different parts of the world, the three are now teaming up on the occasion of the 50th anniversary…

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Africanhiphop.com presents Baloji live

If you happen to be in the Netherlands this coming thursday (May 13 from 8pm) you may want to join Africanhiphop.com in an evening of film & performance around the theme of La…

Baloji & Konono - Karibu ya bintou

Baloji & Konono No. 1

Always wondered what Konono N°1 would sound like in a hip hop setting? The likembe (thumb piano) group from Congo, who quickly made a name in the west after their music was released…

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