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Lungu Lungu: Paying Dues & Getting Goods

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 some soothing highlife. Three weeks ago … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: Bisa Kdei, the Ghost of Azonto

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 wrote about Bisa Kdei. You know when a … read more »

POSTED June 20, 2013 11:33AM IN Lungu Lungu TAGS: , , , ,
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Lungu Lungu: Ghana’s Flowing Beauty

I was asked recently to identify artists with a strong social or political message, in about a dozen specific African countries, Ghana excluded. I found it very difficult, and eventually wished I had to find … read more »

POSTED April 25, 2013 2:58PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS, MUSIC VIDEO TAGS:
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Lungu Lungu: Kyekyeku’s Palm Wine Music

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 palm wine music and Kyekyeku. Yesterday … read more »

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Lungu Lungu: Highlife & Recklessness

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, it’s Dampoo and his highlife. The holiday season in … read more »

POSTED January 8, 2013 3:52PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , ,
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Footnotes: Akwaaba

Footnotes is the section in our magazine where we take a deeper look at the music surrounding our feature artists. With Benjamin Lebrave’s label, Akwaaba, and his column for TheFADER.com, we don’t have to imagine … read more »

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Personal History: Benjamin Lebrave

For the past four years, Benjamin Lebrave has run Akwaaba, a digital record label that releases a huge amount of diverse African music from across the continent. He started the label in San Francisco, but, … read more »

POSTED October 4, 2012 10:16AM IN NWSPRINT TAGS: , , , , ,
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Lungu Lungu: Edem’s Border Blasting Rhymes

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 shares Edem’s “Over Again.” It’s hard enough to … read more »

POSTED September 20, 2012 2:15PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC INTERVIEWS Comments (4) TAGS: ,
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Lungu Lungu: Mystery of the Fisherman Beat Maker

I don’t exactly recall when I first heard the name Nshona. What I do remember is realizing that a string of very potent Ghanaian azonto jams were produced by the same team, which I knew … read more »

POSTED June 27, 2012 3:10PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC, MUSIC NEWS Comments (3) TAGS: , , , ,
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GEN F: Bola

Volume 7, as the name suggests, is the seventh release from Bola, who, along with a handful of others, has pioneered the fusion of traditional kologo music (the kologo being a two-stringed lute made from … read more »

POSTED May 29, 2012 9:30AM IN GEN F TAGS: , , ,