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Africa Express Releases 5-Minute Video Edit Of 'Terry Riley's In C Mali'

Africa Express shares a short video for their 'Terry Riley's In C Mali' project.


A few weeks after providing a five-minute excerpt of Terry Riley’s In C Mali, the first African version of minimalist composer Terry Riley's 1964 masterpiece In C, Africa Express now shares its warm visual accompaniment. Directed by Roland Hamilton, the video tours through wide, tree-lined Malian streets while diving into radiant performance & discussion footage of conductor André de Ridder and his players (Damon AlbarnAdama Koita, and Bijou, amongst them). An entire concert of Terry Riley’s In C Mali, as well as de Ridder's conception of the project, can be found in the film Tate Modern and Africa Express present…Terry Riley’s In C MaliCheck out the video for Terry Riley’s In C Mali below. Terry Riley’s In C Mali is out now on digital platforms, and will be released on CD and limited edition vinyl on January 26 via Transgressive Records.

 

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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