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Lungu Lungu: Senegalese Griot and Danish Hip-Hop Merge with Globetrotting Duo Fouma System

The making of an intercontinental collab Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every month. Today, in the column’s return after … read more »

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Download DJ Gioumanne’s Afro Cosmic Club Volume 2

FADER PREMIERE To supplement his massive interview with DJ Gioumanne, aka Jumanne of africanhiphop.com, FADER’s African music columnist Benjamin Lebrave also hooked us up with what he says is “possibly the most interesting mixtape I … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: An Interview with Mr. African Hip-Hop Himself, Thomas Gesthuizen

Q&A on the history of African hip-hop, and where it stands today Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: Bison’s Tarraxinha

It’s tarraxinha time Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other week. This week, he writes about the surging Portuguese … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: Cape Town’s Jumping Back Slash

Benjamin Lebrave hits up South Africa Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other week. This week, he writes about … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: Finding ELi

Unusually, a new Ghanaian artist studies the stage first Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other week. This week, … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: Buruntuma from Guinea Bissau

Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other week. This week, he writes about Guinea Bissau’s Buruntuma. I have a … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: Meet Mozambique’s Acizzy & Squeeze

Angolan house music pops off in Mozambique Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other week. This week, he meets … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: Introducing DJ Nigga Fox

Portugal’s wildly named DJ chops up kuduro and afrohouse Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other week. This week, … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: Kofi Kinaata’s Unthinkable Punchlines

Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other week. This week, he writes about the Takoradi-born MC Kofi Kinaata. I … read more »

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