Articles tagged nigeria

‘Frontline: Ebola Outbreak and Hunting Boko Haram’: Resistance and Devastation in West Africa

Images of devastation unite Ebola Outbreak and Hunting Boko Haram, two harrowing PBS documentaries.

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Various: Harafinso: Bollywood Inspired Film Music from Hausa Nigeria

They all have the same fingerprint; everybody is autotuned.

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25 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Asa: Beautiful Imperfection

Listeners hoping for something more from this Parisian Nigerian should temper their expectations.

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Various Artists: Highlife Time Vol. 2

Essential West African music that spanned generations and influenced many. Look for it in your record store’s smallest or most invisible sections.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to African Guitar Legends

The boundary for this compilation is huge, and surrounds all of Africa, a continent with more guitarists and guitar styles than anyone can easily count.

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‘Lost Kingdoms of Africa’: The Very Concept of ‘Kingdom’ May Have Originated In Southern Africa

The world needs to comprehend the complex, bloody history of the so-called 'Dark Continent', with all its attendant ironies and contradictions.

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Various Artists: Nigeria Special Volume 2 / Nigeria Afrobeat Special

These two compilations unearth more hidden gems from the recording boom that followed the end of the Biafran War in Nigeria. Deep roots rock, funky sermonizing, and even operatic folk-fusion make these collections as necessary as any in Soundway's impressive catalog.

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26 May 2010 // 9:00 PM

Tony Allen: Secret Agent

Rarely has a music of resistance been so musically irresistible. Secret Agent is a brilliant album.

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Various: Black Man’s Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti

Steel pan and cumbia versions of Fela Kuti classics, alongside more orthodox Afrobeat workouts, provide delights for crate diggers and further evidence of Fela's enduring influence.

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Various Artists: Marvellous Boy: Calypso From West Africa

The tracks are stubbornly various, each song unexpected.

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9 Mar 2009 // 9:00 PM

Asa: Asa (Asha)

Asa's debut album is built to a small, neat scale.

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Sir Victor Uwaifo: Guitar Boy Superstar 1970-1976

This ekassa sits on a borderline between the tightness of West Africa’s acoustic dance bands, and loose-limbed rock.

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21 Sep 2007 // 3:41 AM

Nigerian film DVDs fly off the shelves in South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—They’ve never walked along the dusty roads of Lagos, Nigeria, or set foot in an extravagant mansion in Ghana. But fans

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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