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Miss Black UK Auditions Have Begun

The much raved about Miss Black Africa UK beauty pageant, kicked off in full swing in London on the 2nd of April 2011. A host of belles battled it out to make the cut for the next stage. The founder (Dele Onabowu), explained that they were looking for a girl beautiful both inside and out. […]

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Nas and Damian Marley Cruise Through UK

Damian “Jr Gong” Marley and his ‘Distant Relatives’ mission partner, Nasir “Nas” Jones, cruised through the UK on a 3-day musical blitz, which covered cities, London, Glasgow and Manchester. Diasporaw.net made sure to catch them in full action. In London, Nas and Damian appeared at the world famous Wembley Arena and they were supported by […]

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Distant Relatives Tour Back in UK

They left fans calling for an encore when they were last here. That was in April of 2010. This year it is going to be bigger. Starting at the Wembley arena in London on 31 March, the to the 02 Academy in Glasgow, on 1 April and finally the Manchester Apollo on 2 April. The […]

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Africa Entertainment Awards Set To Rock The Place

The 2nd Annual African Entertainment Awards (AEA) Malaysia 2011 is set to be bigger and better, as it is gaining well deserved recognition from the international front. This can be shown by the increased number of international participants and huge media interest in this year’s event. AEA Malaysia was conceptualized last year (2010) by Orange […]

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When Amadou Met Mariam

At the heart of Malian music duo Amadou & Mariam’s success is a love story spanning 35 years, writes Nechama Brodie. Recently, the New York Times heralded the coming of what it called the “Indie Rock African Invasion” – because growing numbers of hip African musicians are being signed up by cool, independent North American […]

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Indie Rock Embraces an African Invasion

by Larry Rohter THE indie record company Sub Pop first earned a reputation as a tastemaker in the late 1980s, when it signed and recorded the Seattle bands Nirvana and Soundgarden and other exponents of what came to be known as grunge. But one of its best-received recent releases is “I speak Fula,” by Bassekou […]

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Nas and Damian Marley Patience Video

On the Distance Relatives album, Nas and Damian Marley teamed up with “the blind couple of Mali”, Amadou and Mariam to produce a remix of a song by the latter, entitled “Sabali”. The final product was a translation into English, of the word sabali, “Patience”. The two acts (Nas and Damian, and Amadou and Mariam) […]

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