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Kheswa & Her Martians release a debut jazz album

Nonhlanhla Kheswa, a South African actress and vocalist together with Her Martians have released their debut album “Meadowlands, Stolen Jazz”.

The album’s title has threefold significance and is wilfully cross-generational. At a poignant moment in the fifth track, “Nonhlanhla’s Kofifi Medley,” Kheswa introduces, for the live audience, a thumbnail history of Strike Vilakazi’s resistance doublespeak tune, “Meadowlands” (written in 1955), and spontaneously baptizes her album.

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Nollywood Actress Collette Orji wins Best Upcoming Actress of The Year Award at PAMSAA

Nollywood actress Collette Orji has been honoured with the “Best Upcoming Actress Of The Year Award” at the Papyrus Magazine Screen Actors Awards (PAMSAA).

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Lettre à Mr. le Directeur Général by Franco Luambo Makiadi and Tabu Ley - Rochereau

Franco Luambo Makiadi and Tabu Ley RochereauHere are Franco Luambo Makiadi and Tabu Ley – Rochereau, the two great Congolese musicians who revolutionised modern African Rumba.

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“The Rough Guide To Voodoo” explores rich roots of Voodoo religion

A new compilation exploring the fascinatingly rich roots of Voodoo religion has been released. Voodoo is probably one of the most misunderstood religions.

“The Rough Guide To Voodoo” released by World Music Network, features the spiritual rhythms of voodoo, brought by slaves from the religion’s West African birthplace to its incarnations in Haiti (Vodou), Cuba (Santería), Brazil (Candomble), Trinidad, and New Orleans.

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Mos Kode, a film in Dholuo finally released

“Mos Kode”, the first ever feature length movie in Kenya’s Dholuo language with English subtitles has been released.

The movie was premiered in Nairobi on 7th November 2013.

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