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March 26, 2012 David Dye recalls the incredible world music artists who've appeared on World Cafe in the past 20 years, including King Sunny Ade, Angélique Kidjo and Bela Fleck; plus Ry Cooder on producing Buena Vista Social Club.
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December 1, 2010 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Jonsi, LCD Soundsystem, Jonsi and more artists from H to L.
September 17, 2009 The son of a church organist, Ade knew from a young age that music was his life's passion. He left grammar school in the 1960s, started a band and hasn't looked back since. He's been the member of multiple groups over the years, founded his own label and has been recording all the while. To date, he's put out more than 100 singles and LPs, and earned two Grammy nominations in the process.
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King Sunny Ade performs at the Prospect Bandshell for Celebrate Brooklyn's Africa Day.
September 15, 2009 For King Sunny Ade, it's all about bringing people to the dance floor. Now 63, the African juju king was back on U.S. stages this summer and recorded what could be his first music outside of Nigeria in a decade.
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July 2, 2009 The Nigerian musician brings his mesmerizing beats and animated performers to Seattle for an exciting show of Nigerian juju music. The seventy-minute set features Yoruban praises and proverbs, backed by an incredible percussion section.
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