Monday, September 5 2011
Essential West African music that spanned generations and influenced many. Look for it in your record store’s smallest or most invisible sections.
Wednesday, June 15 2011
Where is Amponsah Rockson now?
Sunday, May 23 2010
Everything on The Kusum Beat is superb: sparking, tight, playful, fresh.
Sunday, January 24 2010
Following the success of the Ethiopiques compilations, here's another stellar collection of popular African music recordings from the '60s and '70s. Highly recommended.
Thursday, April 23 2009
The tracks are stubbornly various, each song unexpected.
Tuesday, September 30 2008
This album is all soothe and salve, looking back to the heyday of highlife.
Monday, July 7 2008
Black Stars is an adeptly compiled hiplife snapshot, giving us a sampling of recent arrivals like Tic Tac, as well as godfather figures such as Reggie Rockstone.
Friday, September 21 2007
Wednesday, May 2 2007
Kwame Dawes' first novel, She's Gone, is an awkward love story.