Archive | October 1, 2014

Totally Amazigh sounds from North Africa taking the West

The Romans felt disdain for Amazigh (or Berber) culture, while Muammar Gadhafi denied their very existence. But the ancient culture is flourishing once more in its native lands. At the beginning of the month, the Fes Festival of Amazigh Culture was held in Morocco (the people are better known by their Roman nickname, Berber). This […]

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King Sunny Ade: The Legend at 68

Legendary musician, better known as King Sunny Ade, lives as large as his title going by his sprawling country home in Ondo suggests. Nseobong Okon-Ekong recently had a rare encounter with the King of World Beat on his 68th birthday He had not slept three days prior to our meeting at his country home in […]

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