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

Celestina Olulode , BBC Ebru Yildiz. Featured Image 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 why the language means so much to them. Video Journalist: Celestina Olulode CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE, BBC Share This +FacebookTwitterMail

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Thelonious Monk’s Quiet, Slow Conquest of the World | The Atlantic For decades a respected but somewhat eccentric figure even within the jazz scene, the pianist and composer is at the peak of his influence as he reaches his centennial this month.

For decades a respected but somewhat eccentric figure even within the jazz scene, the pianist and composer is at the peak of his influence as he reaches his centennial this month.

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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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