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Before they were a group, Angolan duo Tchobari — comprised of rapper Sarissari and beatmaker Tchoboly — were producing beats and working with artists such as R&B crooner/kizomba dancer Anselmo Ralph and kuduro sensation Game Walla. After working with varied local and global sounds, the two came...

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Video: Diamondog – “Say Word” (Angola)

September 27, 2013 | Comments

Lubango — The provincial festival of Hip-Hop, which is annually held every year in Huila province, was postponed due to financial reasons. Festival aims to pay homage to the President of the Republic, JoséEduardo dos...

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Angola: Birth of a Movement

January 18, 2013 | Comments

Can young activists inspired by Angola’s underground rap scene take on a political elite that has ruled for decades? Angola’s post-war economy is booming and its capital, Luanda, is the most expensive city in the...

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African hip-hop is recreating America

October 4, 2012 | Comments

Capacity of Africans to beat Americans at their own game has not escaped US hip-hop’s megastars by Afua Hirsch (The Guardian [UK]) These days if you want to get away from US hip-hop’s big bling, Moët overflow...

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