Archive | September 26, 2014

Q & A ALERT: Stromae on Being One of Europe’s Music Superstars and the Saddest Time to Be at the Club

Stringbean-skinny, androgynous, and biracial, Paul Van Haver is one of Europe’s biggest music sensations. Known as Stromae, the Belgian-Rwandan artist’s hip-hop-infused dance album Racine Carrée (Square Root) has sold nearly 3 million copies since it was released last year. The explosive lead single “Papaoutai,” about absent fathers (Van Haver’s was killed in the 1994 Rwandan […]

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Africa Now 2014 at the Apollo Theater|New York

The 3rd edition of the Africa Now weekend festival will take place Thursday-Sunday, October 9-12, 2014 at the Apollo Theater, 253 W 125th Street in New York. The festival will showcase today’s South Africa’s music scene as the country commemorates the 20th Anniversary of Mandela’s Inauguration. While venues around New York City mark the occasion […]

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Singer Angélique Kidjo: The Women of Africa Are Paying the Price of Climate Change

As up to 400,000 filled the streets, Democracy Now! did an exclusive three-hour global broadcast from the heart of the People’s Climate March in New York City. We air highlights of the special, beginning with the Grammy Award–winning Béninoise musician and activist Angélique Kidjo. TRANSCRIPT This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in […]

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