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K’Naan – Wavin Flag

This song was recently selected by Coca-Cola ($COKE) to be the company’s theme for its sponsorship of the 2010 World Cup soccer championship in South Africa. K’Naan wrote the song after escaping Somalia.

The Last King of Scotland – Thrilling.

November 28, 2009 Africa, Film, World No Comments

It’s been said a billion times, and it deserves another mention, Forest Whitaker’s performance as ex-Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin is amazing. The story is actually seen from the eyes of Amin’s personal physician, a young Scottish doctor wanting a bit of an adventure. Suffice it to say, he got more than he bargained for.

Link:
The Last King of Scottland Official Page

Amadou et Mariam – Sabali

February 27, 2009 Africa No Comments

Known as the blind couple from Mali (Western Africa), Amadou and Mariam’s Sabali is ..soothing.. electrical.. pop… charming. 


Amadou & Mariam – Sabali [OFFICIAL FULL VIDEO]Funny bloopers are a click away
Link: Amadou et Mariam

Daby Touré – Iris

February 23, 2009 Africa, Music No Comments

I am just captivated by this song. Take a few minutes to listen and be enchanted….

Daby Touré – Iris

It is worth the 99 cents from itunes or amazon.

Links:
Daby Touré on the Real World Records Label
Video of a live performance of Iris

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