How prison pulls them back in: The story of Kerry Lathan and Nipsey Hussle is a window onto a parole system that re-incarcerates far too many people for technical violations | New York Daily News

MARA SCHIAVOCAMPO and TOPEKA K. SAM, New York Daily News When Kerry Lathan was released on parole after serving 25 years for murder, he went to rapper and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle’s Marathon store for some free clothes, so he could look good while reuniting with family and friends. That trip would trigger a disastrous chain […]

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[VIDEO] Ibeyi: The French-Cuban twins who sing in Yoruba | BBC

Facebook0Twitter0MailCelestina Olulode , BBC Ebru Yildiz. Featured Image Ibeyi is a band made up of two French-Cuban sisters, who often sing in the West African language Yoruba. They learnt the language, which differs somewhat from what is spoken in Nigeria and Benin today, from their parents. In this BBC Africa One Minute Story they explain […]

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The Incredible Stories Behind Lemi Ghariokwu’s Iconic Fela Kuti Album Covers | OkayAfrica Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Fela Kuti. In remembrance, we’re revisiting this article with his trusted collaborator Lemi Ghariokwu, who created the large majority of Fela’s album covers.

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the passing of Fela Kuti. In remembrance, we’re revisiting this article with his trusted collaborator Lemi Ghariokwu, who created the large majority of Fela’s album covers.

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The Women of Cape Town International Jazz Festival Showed the Beautiful Diversity of ‘Africa’s Grandest Gathering’ – Okay Africa This year’s 18th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival had some heavy-hitters when it came to performers, but the highlight were the women who graced the stage.

This year’s 18th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival had some heavy-hitters when it came to performers, but the highlight were the women who graced the stage.

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Shabaka Hutchings on the New Generation of Jazz My first encounter with U.K. saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings was in 2015 at Inside Out Jazz Lounge in Soweto, an intimate live music venue in the home of renowned percussionist Thebe Lipere.

My first encounter with U.K. saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings was in 2015 at Inside Out Jazz Lounge in Soweto, an intimate live music venue in the home of renowned percussionist Thebe Lipere.

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