THE PEACEKEEPER

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Pic Flickrd from here. Before the sun sets and the memories of ’08 fade, before the networks get busy, before you get drunk and... Continue Reading

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DUTTY ARTZ PODCAST

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yep, brand new for 2009 we’re starting up a podcast featuring mixes / live set excerpts / etc from the DA familia. to kick... Continue Reading

Shake it Shake it

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Somewhere in between album sessions, dubplates, a UK tour and winning the 2008 Itunes Reggae Album of the year…. Jahdan also found time to... Continue Reading

#1 DA TUMBA

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The days between Xmas and New Year’s are good days, always.  Here in Alexandria, VA, I went to a naming ceremony (Sierra Leonean/Islamic style,... Continue Reading

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BOXING DAY

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Dear Santa, thanks for giving me all that stuff, but I regret not getting 16,254 reggae jams from the Trojan Records back-catalog. or, Happy... Continue Reading

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NOBLE LOVE

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A big thanks to everyone who bought and voted for Jahdan’s group Noble Society’s album Take Charge on iTunes this year earning it the... Continue Reading

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PIETY-CORE

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Through my travels in the internet I read this article on the NYtimes site. It’s an article about a budding sub-culture of American Islamic... Continue Reading

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6 DEGREES OF MAGA BO

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I don’t know what part of the map you are, and I have no idea what Mohammed Issa Matona (and his backup singers) are... Continue Reading

WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME

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Pirates hijacking large shipping vessels on the Somali coast and in the Gulf of Aden is a top news item this year, especially after... Continue Reading

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MIX MEDICINES

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Spoek Mathambo, our favorite fashion genius / faith healer / rapper, just sent me some heat from Jo’burg. “mr jace-o-matic…i am really getting into... Continue Reading

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LA VIDA VALE LA PENA

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Petrona Martinez, controlling. Uproot Andy in deep concentration. Andy has some ill new tracks on the new Bersas Discos 12″ (buyable here) One of... Continue Reading

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TIMEBLINDIA UPDATE

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Chris Sattinger, aka Timeblind has made his mix I posted about recently, which is now titled “Flora Mix”, downloadable here. The title makes me... Continue Reading

DUCK, BUSH!

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This made my day. “This is a farewell kiss, you dog!” Man what I would have paid to see one of those size tens... Continue Reading

Hack the City

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19. The Spectacle is heir to all the weakness of the project of Western Philosophy… So far from realizing philosophy, the spectacle philosophizes reality,... Continue Reading

ONE KENYAN’S PERSPECTIVE

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Binyavanga Wainaina is one of the strongest voices among a new generation African writers.   Here he is (on American Public Media’s Speaking of Faith)... Continue Reading