Africa: Politics and Societies South of the Sahara

La Connexion Berlin-Dakar Provides for Groovy Summer 09 Beats

Posted in African Politics, Culture, Global Africa, Senegal by ruben eberlein on April 24, 2009

108110567Sarabah – Tales from the Flipside of Paradise is the brand new first record of Senegal-born artist Sister Fa (to be released in May by Piranha Musik, read interview here). She lives in Berlin and raps in Wolof, Manding, Jola and French about the life of Senegalese women and soldiers, about Aids, her own experiences, and much more. The twelve songs on her nicely designed CD give us a good idea about the vibrancy of West Africa’s hiphop scene where Western culture and African heritage merge. (more…)

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‘It‘s important to tell the story of Sierra Leone’

Posted in African Politics, Culture, Global Africa, Sierra Leone by ruben eberlein on April 9, 2009

Rodney P is one of Britain’s leading rappers. In 2005 he recorded a documentary on Sierra Leone. I talked with him in June 2006 about music and its significance for the West African country. Read the interview here. (more…)