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Man Snipa, dj G-Town’s bongo flava, Rich Medina

Young Tanzanian reggae singer Man Sniper (also spelled Mansnipa or Mansnepa) has been working with Dutch reggae group the Rootsriders to record his first album. In November 2008 he visited the African hip…

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Ali Kiba without autotune

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…

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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…

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Dplanet & Spooky (Pioneer Unit), Blick Bassy

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…

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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,…

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K’naan

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 from playing and recording with K’naan in Bob Marley’s studio in Kingston.

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Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness

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…

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