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Frank Gossner Serves Up Hot Vintage Afro-Pop With “Lagos Disco Inferno”

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  If you’ve ever thumbed through an edition of our “Music + Travel: Worldwide” guidebook to musical scenes from around the globe, you’d know that we have a soft spot in our hearts for the bouncing Afro-Pop beats that flowed out of the Africa starting in the 1970s. Specifically, we’ve dedicated an entire chapter to “Ethiopop”, the heady mix of ... Read More »

Nollywood in New York

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Nigeria’s Nollywood scene is one of the most exciting movements in cinema today. With its renegade, DIY sensibility, the industry churns out movies by the thousands, making it one of the world’s biggest film industries.   The scene has remained mainly local, though. But this spring, New York will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Nollywood when South African photographer Pieter ... Read More »

Fela Kuti’s Broadway Debut

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Innovative, controversial and constantly cool, Fela Kuti was a pioneering Nigerian musician, a man with a message and a funky groove that influenced even James Brown. He is the creator of Afrobeat — a new blend of music combining jazz and funk with traditional African rhythms and highlife — and today he is known all over the world simply as ... Read More »

Nigeria says “No” to ‘District 9′

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Homesick aliens aren’t the only problem brewing for the South African sci-fi flick ‘District 9.‘ The acclaimed film has been banned in Nigeria, following a private screening for government officials. The problem? Nigerians are upset to see their countrymen portrayed in the film as “criminals, cannibals and prostitutes who sleep with extra-terrestrial animals,” Dora Akunyili, the country’s information told CNN. ... Read More »

Hooray for … Nollywood?

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In Museyon Guide’s Film+Travel discover Africa’s cinematic landscape — from the otherworldly deserts of Tunisia to the streets of Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa. But what other African nation is home to a burgeoning film industry, one that’s bigger than Hollywood and second only to India’s Bollywood?   Find out after jump… Read More »

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