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Mory Kante: Guinean music icon dies

Guinean traditional music icon Mory Kante has died, President Alpha Conde confirmed in a tweet of May 22. Conde described the death as a loss for African culture. He added that Mory had led an exceptional, exemplary life which was a source of pride. AFP reports that his son confirmed the death took […]

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The Unsung Hero and The Gambia’s Cultural Ambassador and Manding Cultural Activist- Sulayman Ceesay

by Alagi Yorro Jallow Fatoumatta: African leaders need to be more conscious of the role that culture can play, particularly economically and politically. Many Western economies – such as the Caribbean, Britain, France, as well as North America and Latin America – have benefited hugely from the showbusiness and music […]

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Senegalese rappers to present Journal Rappé in Germany

By Lucy Ilado A partnership between the Music In Africa Foundation, Siemens Stiftung and Goethe-Institut will make it possible for Senegalese rappers Keyti and Xuman to present Journal Rappé at the Munich Biennale in Germany this May. Keyti and Xuman are well known in Francophone West Africa for the Journal Rappé news programme, which relays often complex […]