Nigeria

Young Fathers on Their Democratic Recording “Dead”

Young Fathers, Scotland&#8217;s leading rap trio, have returned, after three excellent EPs and the recent &#8220;Music to&#8230; Babylon&#8221; mix for iD Magazine, with their debut full-length, DEAD (available from Anticon in the US). The band tackles dark subjects on the ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17148/dead-young-fathers-on-their-democratic-recording/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Life Begins

Tosin Aribisala, Nigerian master drummer (master of the drum kit, that is), has performed with Femi Kuti, Antibalas and many others. He&#8217;s been living in Washington DC since 2001, pursuing a career as a well-known freelance drummer, an active gospel musician ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/17009/tosin-aribisala-life-begins/"> Read more &#187;</a>

Onyeabor Mystery Persists in New Documentary

William Onyeabor is one of the most unique Nigerian performers of the &#8217;70s and &#8217;80s and also, very likely, the most mysterious. While we covered Onyeabor in our exploration of synthesizers in Africa, the new documentary Fantastic Man, directed by ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/16968/onyeabor-mystery-persists-in-new-documentary/"> Read more &#187;</a>

The Unreleased “Shuga” Theme

Some of Nigeria and Ghana’s biggest stars teamed up on “Shuga,” a song that was apparently somehow passed over for the theme to the HIV-stigma-breaking TV series Shuga. The fluttering synths of the beat, produced by Chopstix, sound rather uncannily ...<a class="meta-nav" href="http://www.afropop.org/wp/16855/the-unreleased-shuga-theme/"> Read more &#187;</a>

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