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Beat goes on for master drummer

Beat goes on for master drummer

Story highlights Mbalax, combining jazz, soul, and rock with traditional beats, is the dance music of Senegal The godfather of the scene is the 82-year-old drummer Doudou N'Diaye Rose His instrument is the sabar, the traditional drum played with the ... CNN, 1 week ago
PM News Nigeria

World Jollof Rice Day takes centre stage

by ยท No Comments A woman cooking jollof rice Eromosele Ebhomele A woman cooking jollof rice To some, this should not be an issue of discussion, but for Nigerians, one of the happiest countries in the world, the World Jollof Rice Day must be ...
 PM News Nigeria1 week ago World basks on Jollof Rice day  Newsafrica247.com1 week ago
WA Today

From out of Africa, a celebration of unity shares ancient stories in song

Lamine Sonko brings the ''voice of the ancient meanings'' to Melbourne. Photo: Leah Healy Lamine Sonko is the youngest of 17 siblings from blended families, hailing from Senegal on the West African coast. All of his sisters and brothers, in ...
 WA Today1 week ago
Daily Times Nigeria

The Drums That Talk

Talking drums are smaller and quieter then the Djembes , and get their name from the tonal range (voices) with which it can speak by squeezing and releasing the vertical strings to tighten and loosen the heads. Most are double headed and are struck ...
 Daily Times Nigeria2 weeks ago
Daily Newswatch

Gambia: Buoyed by market based economy

The Republic of the Gambia often called Gambia is one of the country in West Africa mostly surrounded by Senegal with a short strip of its coastline bordered with the Atlantic Ocean at its western end. The Gambia is a very small and narrow country ...
 Daily Newswatch2 weeks ago Gambia: Gambians Denounce Nationality in Italy  AllAfrica.com1 month ago
Deutsche Welle

Mauritanian flees slavery in Africa for life in Germany

Slavery is a matter of hereditary caste in traditional Saharan and Sahelian cultures. Because his mother was an unpaid domestic laborer, Ahmet Falla was preordained for the same fate. There's a family in Mauritania that considers him their property.
 Deutsche Welle2 weeks ago

Meet the newsreaders who rap the news

Anchors in Senegal and Uganda are shaking up tradition by rapping the news -- and it's causing quite a stir. Senegalese duo Journal Rappe and Ugandan outfit NewzBeat are making waves with their lyrically dexterous and socially-conscious reporting.
 CNN2 weeks ago They've got 99 problems but rapping the news ain't one  CNN2 weeks ago What if news was always read like this?  CNN2 weeks ago

Round 4: Nigerians vs. Ghanaians on Twitter

Sequel to the recent dispute over who makes Jollof rice better Nigerians vs Ghanaians is making its round again on Twitter Both countries behave a bit like siblings and have more in common than theyd like to admit which may be why rivalry occurs ...
 Uncova2 weeks ago

Oolu delivers in house solar systems in West Africa

After a year-long pilot, the company has signed up 500 clients in Senegal. Pic credit: TechCrunch US venture capital firm Y Combinator's seed funded renewable energy company Oolu, that aims to deliver affordable solar energy to the region ...
 ESI Africa4 weeks ago Oolu Is Bringing Solar Energy To West Africa's Off-Grid Population  TechCrunch1 month ago
Graphic Ghana

African govts pledge to stop open defecation by 2030 endorse Ngor Declaration

African governments have declared a 10-point commitment to ensure improvement in sanitation and hygiene on the continent and also endorsed a declaration to follow them through. Specifically, the commitments are geared towards achieving ...
 Graphic Ghana4 weeks ago African gov'ts pledge to stop open defecation by 2030  GhanaWeb4 weeks ago
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