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Sona Jobarteh: Kora is a way of life

Sona Jobarteh, the first female Kora virtuoso has become a celebrated performer not only in her native Gambia but globally. Raji Rafiq caught up with …

Uneasy times for artists

Creative artists, including singers, playwrights and authors have always had an uneasy relationship with those in power in Uganda.

Brightening a dark place

Kenya’s award-winning rap artist, Octopizzo grew up in the poverty and squalor of Nairobi’s largest slum. He has not turned his back on his birthplace.

Who was the real Franco?

The DRC’s Franco, and Nigeria’s Fela Kuti, remain two of the most musically as well as politically influential artists in Africa, despite both being dead. Franco, …