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June 30, 2009 Rock 'n' roll owes its existence to its African roots, and the genre has in turn influenced contemporary African music. But the continent has not produced many bona fide rockers of its own — until now. Banning Eyre reviews two recent releases by Vieux Farka Toure and Justin Adams with Juldeh Camara.
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December 29, 2008 This has been a strong year for African music, with two big trends emerging: the continuing integration of African music into the U.S. and European mainstream, as well as the ongoing unearthing of treasures from Afropop's "golden era," particularly the '70s.
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July 28, 2002 Guitarist Justin Adams has been called "Britain's answer to Ry Cooder." He played on Robert Plant's new album, and is now touring with the former Led Zeppelin frontman, lending touches of his Middle Eastern and North African influences to Plant's bluesy sound.
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