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Slideshow: Vieux Farka Toure in San Francisco

Vieux Farka Toure, son of the late master guitarist Ali Farka Toure, put on an amazing show at The Independent […]

Documentary: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest Directed by Michael Rapaport A hip-hop purist’s dream come […]

CD Review: Lobi Traore, Bwati Kono

Kanaga System Krush, 2010 By now anyone who’s interested knows of the intimate connection between the blues and the […]

CD Review: Aurelio, Laru Beya

Sub Pop/Next Ambiance/Stonetree Records, 2011 First, an important reassurance: this album has nothing whatsoever to do with that ambiguous […]

Service Learning and Maintenance Upgrades in Hagley Gap, Jamaica

I am visiting Hagley Gap in June and July. We have two large Service Learning Volunteer groups (LearnServe and St. […]

Rocky Dawuni Appointed as Ghana’s Tourism Ambassador

The Ministry of Tourism has appointed Ghanaian music star and NAACP Image Award Nominee Rocky Dawuni as Ghana’s Tourism Ambassador. […]

International Women’s Day in the Blue Mountains

Last month, on March 8, was International Women’s Day, a day of celebration that I am particularly fond of. Women […]