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MonoMono / Joni Haastrup: Give the Beggar a Chance / Dawn of Awareness / Wake Up Your Mind
24 Oct 2011 // 4:00 PM
Taken together, these reissued afro-beat albums work as a pretty convincing whole, moving from worry to unrest to burgeoning hope, one thumping song at a time.
Joni Haastrup - "Adele" (Original 7 inch Version) (PopMatters Premiere)
26 Oct 2011 // 1:40 AM
Nigerian multi-instrumentalist Joni Haastrup may not be the household name Fela Kuti is, but he is as indelible a part of Afro-beat and Nigerian music as the Black President is.