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Audio: The Lijadu Sisters 'Horizon Unlimited' LP [1979 Reissue]


Horizon Unlimited (1979) is the fourth and final reissue from Yoruba priestesses and Fela Kuti cousins The Lijadu Sisters. Identical twins Taiwo and Kehinde were one of the few female acts to make it to the forefront of the Nigerian music scene in 70s; they rose from background singing gigs to eventually playing with Ginger Baker (Cream, Africa 70) and being popular features in US/UK music programs. Download the funk guitar album cut "Orere-Elejigbo" below and grab Horizon Unlimited, as well as the three previous Lijadu Sisters reisues, from Knitting Factory Records.

 

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Security Forces in Ghana Target New LGBT Rights Group Centre

LGBT+ Rights Ghana's new centre has reportedly been raided by Ghana's National Security just a month after it officially opened. The centre has closed out of concerns for safety as it continues to be the subject of intimidation.

According to several reports, the offices of prominent queer rights group LGBT+ Rights Ghana have been raided by the country's security forces. The rights group alleges that the move comes after both politicians and religious leaders called for its closure since the centre's opening just a month ago. Subsequently, the centre has preemptively closed out of concern for the safety of its members.
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