Baaba Maal is Africa’s most important musician. He is unmatched in the most traditional or in the hippest of projects. He’s as highly regarded at home as he is abroad and he’s a tireless spokesperson for ordinary Africans. He gave Fly one of the few interviews he did during his recent visit to London
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New website Every Urban Thing has set out to be a one-stop shop for all things UK and urban. We asked main man AK to give us his top picks of the moment.
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This is the deeply moving tale of a band of refugees from the terrible civil war that devastated Sierra Leone. The documentary follows them from camp to camp in Guinea, where they are living as displaced persons, until their return to Freetown in Sierra Leone.
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Glenfiddich Independent Mix Presents Heavy (Live): Gilles Peterson / Karen P / Nick Matthews / Dom Servini / Ben Smith + Very Special U.S Guest. Thurs 24th Feb : Cargo, Shoreditch, London : 7 PM – 1 AM : £6
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Augustus Casely-Hayford, or just Gus to most people who know the urbane and influential leading light behind Africa 05, talks to Fly about turning round public perceptions of African arts.
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South London’s Horniman Museum has a full year of events and activities to celebrate Africa 05 featuring music, textiles, art and biography.
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Jamaica meets Puerto Rico Uptown in East London. Two rooms of the finest Caribbean and Latino flavas from Jamaica to Puerto Rico and Trinidad to Spanish Harlem: Dancehall/Bashment, Reggaeton, R’n’B, Latin Hip Hop, Soca and Reggae. Next one: Friday 18th February 2005
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Travel into the African Blues of Mali with Scorsese’s ‘Feel Like Going Home’ being shown for free on the 23rd of February at SOAS.
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Launch Night Wed March 2nd Live jazz and DJ, every first Wednesday of the month. Musical impulses for creative people. Dingwalls vibe for the smart West London set.
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Following Jamelia, Bob Geldof, Frititi and the head of Oxfam, the man Bob Geldof calls the ‘President of the World’ gave a call to arms for the world to end poverty.
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