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African cross-pollination?

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We've come a long way since Paul Simon's Graceland… There are so many amazing African artists infused with Western music and Western artists infused with African music.

We've come a long way since Paul Simon's Graceland… There are so many amazing African artists infused with Western music and Western artists infused with African music.
Don MacKinnon
Dec 2, 2012
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tUnE-yArDs, ?uestlove, Angelique Kidjo, Akua Naru - Fela Kuti's Lady
Don MacKinnon

Reappropriating Fela's Lady

Tune-Yards Merrill Garbus is a musician from Connecticut deeply infused with African dance music - like a spiritual AFS student gone very very right. Paul Heck at Red Hot and I partnered on putting out this track to support Red Hot and Product (RED), bringing together ?uestlove, Merrill, Angelique Kidjo and Akua Naru (who writes an amazing rap that flips the tape on Fela's Lady. I'll also post the video Paul shot of the making of the track.
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