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Hailing from the northern deserts of Mali, Tamikrest released its debut album, Adagh, in 2010.
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December 13, 2010 The West's discussion of African music often revolves around the continent's well-known living legends, like Toumani Diabate and King Sunny Ade. Here, KEXP's Jon Kertzer highlights some young and emerging artists who made names for themselves this year.
Nneka and her crew performed on Jon Kertzer's show, "The Best Ambiance," on KEXP in Seattle.
October 26, 2010 The Nigerian singer opened for Nas and Damian Marley earlier this year, but she's now playing to her own large crowds. Nneka and her band join KEXP's Jon Kertzer for a studio session and interview.
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July 27, 2010 The annual Newport Folk Festival kicks off this weekend with a diverse and surprising mix of artists, from the Nigerian-German hip-hop and soul singer Nneka to veteran folk artists John Prine and Levon Helm. NPR Music will be there to webcast and broadcast full concerts live, along with WFUV, mvyradio and Folk Alley. Festival producer Jay Sweet talks about what's in store for this year's legendary event.
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Nneka's World Cafe appearance includes music from Concrete Jungle, her first U.S. release.
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March 18, 2010 Nneka's career took off in 2005 after the release of her debut album Victim of Truth. It received praise from across Europe and planted the seeds for an even more compelling sophomore album. Now Nneka brings words of truth, wisdom and hope to the U.S. with Concrete Jungle, dedicated to the people of Warri and the Niger Delta in Nigeria.
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