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Audio: Stream Chief Boima's Liberian Hipco & Gbema Album


A couple weeks ago we hinted at past Africa In Your Earbuds contributor Chief Boima's mixtape teaser for Lone Stars Vol. 1: Hipco & Gbema — a compilation, and the first international release, of current Liberian sounds. As Boima explains: "Hipco is hip-hop sung in colloquial Liberian-street English. Gbema is a generic term given to electronically-produced traditional music." Today marks the official release of Lone Stars via Akwaaba Music, you can stream the album in its entirety below and purchase at Bandcamp or iTunes.

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On March 24th, militants stormed Palma—a gas-rich city in Mozambique—as part of an ongoing insurgency in the country dating back to 2017. Dozens of civilians have been killed although an official death toll has not been declared as of yet. Currently, at least 8000 more have been left displaced, fleeing to other parts of the country and attempting to seek asylum in Tanzania. This is believed to be the worst attacks carried out by the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab, to date.
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