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African Musics of the Portuguese and French-Speaking Worlds

by Nelima The University International Center will be hosting an interesting event.   International Symposium on Popular Music Studies: African Musics of the Portuguese- and French-Speaking Worlds Thursday, Friday, and Monday April 23, 24 & 27, 2009  Link to Program (in .pdf format)  Link to Poster (in .pdf format) Schedule of Events: (click on titles … Continue reading

Entertainment / Lifestyle

Somali hip-hop: “It’s a culture. It’s a people’s life.”

  BY JUSTIN SCHELL , TC DAILY PLANET On New Year’s Eve, hundreds of Somali youth packed one of the ballrooms at the Minneapolis Convention Center. There were performers from Minneapolis, Rochester, Seattle, and even as far away as London—places that have all developed substantial Somali populations both before and since the Somali Civil War, which … Continue reading