Tag Archives: Music

ghana beats.

Disclaimer: I’m not a fan of autotune or some of the really awful lyric choices that seem to dominate pop music here. However, to give you a taste of what pumps through the speakers of nearly every bus station, shop, … Continue reading

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kinshasa symphony.

Trailer: Couldn’t get it to embed, but click here for a longer excerpt from the documentary on the Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste in DRC –> http://www.npr.org/templates/event/embeddedVideo.php?storyId=148075689 From the NPR story: When Diangienda first gathered 12 young people who wanted to learn to … Continue reading

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divas.

Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston.  All HUGE in Uganda. I hear the Titanic song at least once per day.

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read this.

Pearls Before Breakfast (thanks Megan)

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my life makes me laugh.

Picture this: You have been in uncomfortable transit for ten hours.  You are speeding down a bumpy dirt road in a severely overpacked Ugandan minibus which constantly swerves in order to dodge cattle, potholds, oncoming traffic, and the like. Your … Continue reading

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more migration music.

Notable line: Quelle heure est-il au paradis? (What time is it in paradise?) Paradise, in this case, means Europe. Aside from my academic interest, the music video has footage of Dakar. (To read my earlier post on the topic: click … Continue reading

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