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Fatoumata Diawara & Oliver Mtukudzi Will Play At BRIC House In Brooklyn This Spring

This coming April Brooklyn arts center BRIC House will put on shows by Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara and Zimbabwe's Oliver Mtukudzi.


Brooklyn arts institution BRIC House has revelead an exciting line-up of concerts for their Spring 2015 season. Most notably, their Spring season will feature performances from both Fatoumata Diawara and Oliver Mtukudzi amidst other noteworthy shows from the likes of Virginia singer/songwriter Matthew E. White and Cuban pianist/composer Omar Sosa. Malian singer Diawara, who previously played with The Roots at the Clinton Global Initiative and features as an actress in Timbuktu) will perform with her band at the BRIC House Ballroom on April 7. While the legendary Zimbabwean singer/songwriter Mtukudzi, who released his 62nd album this past fall, will also play the BRIC House Ballroom with his group The Black Spirits on April 21. Tickets for the Fatoumata Diawara concert can be found hereOliver Mtukudzi tickets can be found here

>>> See The Full BRIC House 2015 Line Up

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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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