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Congo Horrors Reported Graphically for 'Army of God'

A difficult new work of nonfiction graphic journalism chronicles human rights atrocities in Central Africa.

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Various Artists: Congo; Pont Sur le Congo / Sénégal; Echo Musical / Côte d'Ivoire; We

The time period covered on these discs should be familiar territory to aficionados of African retrospective compilations, even if some of the bands have been so underexposed outside Africa that they feel like newcomers.

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Various Artists: Africa Boogaloo: The Latinization of West Africa

Thirteen songs, 55 minutes, and a time frame stretching from 1960 to the end of the '70s were never going to leave us with anything more than a sketch.

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Various Artists: The World Is Shaking: Cubanismo from the Congo, 1954-55

Honest Jon's is doing something unusual here, taking us back to the early days of the style, opening a window into the years before the Greats came along.

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Zap Mama: Supermoon

Despite her obvious admiration for US hip-hop, Daulne's music-making spirit has always been more French than North American.

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Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death

This film takes viewers back to the Congo Free State of King Leopold II, and the vicious 23-year ordeal the people of that nation suffered for the enrichment of a nation they would never see.

Michael Patrick Brady

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