Tag Archive for: radio

Ali Kiba without autotune

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At his young age, Ali Kiba (also spelled Alikiba or Ally Kiba) from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has already seen much of the world. His songs, most notably the monster hit Cinderella, have become known and loved all throughout the Swahili speaking countries of East Africa as well as...

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Rich Medina & Bobbito: the Connection

Fresh off the plane, Bobbito and Rich Medina had a weekend to spend in Amsterdam on the occasion of the Hudson year celebrations between NYC and Amsterdam, for which they were invited to spin at different clubs. They also celebrated the release of their joint effort, the compilation ‘The...

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Dplanet & Spooky (Pioneer Unit), Blick Bassy

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In April, South African Dplanet & Spooky from the Cape Town-based label Pioneer Unit visited the African hip hop radio studio in Amsterdam. Originally from Europe (UK and Belgium), they moved to South Africa over a decade ago. In recent years producer Dplanet and designer/video director Spooky have become...

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Movaizhaleine in Gabon

In June 2008, two major hip hop events were canceled in Gabon because of the sudden death of president Bongo, who had been in power for 42 years. In response to his passing, the government shut down the internet and landline communications, and for a few days even air...

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K'naan

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In 2006, African hip hop radio first met up with K'naan. Three years later he's back and ready to talk about his involuntary role as a spokesperson to the Somali pirates, about his relationship with his late aunt, the popular Somali singer Magool, and about what Damian Marley learnt...

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Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness

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In the summer of 2009, Soweto based group Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness (or simply BCUC) went on a European tour which saw them frequent the majority of open air music festivals in the Netherlands. They also made time to drop by the African hip hop radio studio at FunX...

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