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Afrikan Boy is one of many contributors to Yes We Can: Songs About Leaving Africa.
Courtesy of Out Here Records
August 5, 2010 A new compilation of contemporary African music, mostly hip-hop, focuses largely on immigration. The songs describe the allure of life abroad in Europe or America, but also touch on many of the pitfalls.
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July 21, 2010 It's possible, even pleasurable, to burn calories without going to the gym and dealing with all the messy exercise equipment. The next time you're scheduled to enjoy a romantic evening, slow-dance those calories away with these five smooth, sensual and sexy slow jams.
Mandoza is considered one of the kings of Kwaito.
Courtesy of Artist
June 30, 2010 Originating in the black townships of South Africa in the mid-1990s, Kwaito music fuses hip-hop, house music, reggae and melodic African rhythms. These "Kings of Kwaito" have given their fans countless hits, and the classic songs on this list are five reasons why they're celebrated as South African music royalty.
May 8, 2008 The '70s soul player performs a transcendent, refreshingly unadorned cover of Al Green's "I'm So Glad That You're Mine." Rather than dressing up (and thus weighing down) the arrangement, he relies on little else besides a guitar, an acoustic piano, drums, and some backup singers.
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