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African Music Review: The Best [and the Worst] of 2010.

It’s that time again. Time to make the obligatory, end of the year “best of” list and please people with my choices and comments or annoy people who didn’t see CDs from their country or by their favourite artists on it.
Well, let’s say for starters that this is a list that contain CDs that I have received this past year. Needless to say, I have not received or reviewed every CD release of African music in the past 12 months. CD sales are down and it harder than ever to get some record labels to send music to radio stations.

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Angelique Kidjo on AfrobeatRadio

This week on AfrobeatRadio Akenataa Hammagadji speaks with Beninoise international artist Angelique Kidjo. Ms. Kidjo spoke with us about her new project Oyo. Ms. Kidjo is known for her electric performances and drawing larger audiences the world over.

Born in Benin (West Africa), Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy award-winning music recording artist deemed “Africa’s premier diva” by Time Magazine.

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AfrobeatRadio on WBAI 99.5 NYC

This week AfrobeatRadio will feature an interview with Benin international artist Angelique Kidjo. Mrs. Kidjo will be speaking with us about her new project Oyo. Mrs. Kidjo is known for her electric performances and drawing larger audiences the world over.

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Philosophy for a Common Folk

For me the time after the New Year is always a strange time: hopes mixing with dis-illusions seem to be a common thread of it. And it is also a quite reflective time. This takes me directly to the issue at hand: how much philosophy is able to help us, common folks, to succeed in everyday lives. What makes it harder for us is that we tend to connect our personal philosophy to our circumstances.