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Burna Boy, Angelique Kidjo among 2020 Grammy nominees

Burna Boy, Angelique Kidjo among 2020 Grammy nominees

The Grammy nominees were announced this week and, as usual, the Best World Music Album is between an album from Gilberto Gil, one of the Marley sons, Ladysmith Black Mambazo…

Nobuntu from Zimbabwe performing at the Dakota on November 21

Nobuntu from Zimbabwe performing at the Dakota on November 21

Zimbabwe’s female a cappela quintet Nobuntu will be back in Minneapolis on Thursday November 21, this time for their Dakota debut. The group has drawn international acclaim for its inventive…

Chartwell Dutiro: 1957-2019

Chartwell Dutiro: 1957-2019

Chartwell Dutiro has joined the ancestors. More than a brilliant Zimbabwean mbira player and a pillar of Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited during their rise to international fame in…

Interview: Muthoni Drummer Queen

Interview: Muthoni Drummer Queen

When you first meet Kenyan Muthoni Ndonga, A.K.A. Muthoni Drummer Queen (or MDQ, for short), you do feel like you are in the presence of a queen – a queen…

Salif Keita to be inducted into AfroPop Hall of Fame

Salif Keita to be inducted into AfroPop Hall of Fame

Malian singer, composer, poet, guitarist, bandleader and activist Salif Keita, “The Golden Voice of Africa,” will be performing at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell on…

Karen Attiah named Journalist of the Year

Karen Attiah named Journalist of the Year

Karen Attiah, the Washington Post global opinions editor who worked tirelessly to keep before the public the killing of Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, whom she edited, was named Journalist of…

St. Cloud State University deepens ties with Nelson Mandela University

St. Cloud State University deepens ties with Nelson Mandela University

When Mumbi Mwangi wrote her doctoral dissertation in 1998 she had advocacy on her mind. She went a step further to include letters in her dissertation calling on the African…

Minnesota attorney speaks on US anti-corruption law with Nigerian legal community

Minnesota attorney speaks on US anti-corruption law with Nigerian legal community

Among the many challenges that African nations face in growth in today’s global economy, corruption remains the top culprit. This issue is widespread across the continent and has been the…

Student faces deportation to Liberia, where she has never lived

Student faces deportation to Liberia, where she has never lived

Yatta Kiazolu moved to Los Angeles from Delaware to pursue her dream of obtaining a Ph.D. in history at UCLA. But as she approaches her final year of the program,…

Bella Murekatete of Rwanda to make history at WSU

Bella Murekatete of Rwanda to make history at WSU

When Bella Murekatete, aВ 6-5 forward-center from Rwanda by way of Post Falls, signed her letter of intentВ to play for Kamie Etheridge at Washington State, she made history. She is believed…

Soweto Gospel Choir takes home another Grammy

The Soweto Gospel Choir took home the Grammy Award for “Best World Music Album”, for their latest album ‘Freedom’, which they released in September 2018. The 61st Grammys ceremony took…

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