Arts + Culture

First Listen: Chief Boima on Kondi Band's New Album, 'Salone'

We catch up with one of our favorite DJs and talk about his new project with Sierra Leonean thumb piano player Sorie Kondi.

DIASPORA - Kondi Band is a music group formed by Sierra Leonean kondi (a Sierra Leonean version of the thumb piano) virtuoso,  Sorie Kondi, and Rio de Janeiro-based American/ Sierra-Leonean DJ Chief Boima.

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The Freetown Tapes: A Mixtape From Sierra Leone's Thumb Piano Master Sorie Kondi & Chief Boima

Chief Boima puts together a 10-year retrospective mixtape of Sorie Kondi's career in 'The Freetown Tapes 2006-2016.'

Sorie Kondi takes his name from the Sierra Leonean thumb piano (kondi), a close relative of the mbira which the blind musician played through a distorted amplifier while busking on the streets of Freetown in the '90s.

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Africa In Your Earbuds

AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #76: Teju Cole x Chief Boima

For our latest AIYE, Nigerian-American author Teju Cole and DJ Chief Boima showcase the West African & Caribbean sounds heard out in NYC.

For our latest Africa In Your Earbuds, Nigerian-American author Teju Cole continues where his 'One Night In Lasgidi' mixtape left off.

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