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MoBlack's Afro-House Tribute To Kwame Nkrumah's Independence Speech

Afro-house producer MoBlack honors Ghana's upcoming 57th Anniversary of Independence with the Kwame Nkrumah sampling 'Freedom.'


Ghana's 57th anniversary of independence is coming up on March 6th. To celebrate the occasion Italian/Ghana-based DJ/producer MoBlack took to the beatmaking room to pay tribute to Kwame Nkrumah's iconic independence speech delivered in 1957. "Freedom," the sample-heavy afro-house track, comes adorned with edits of Nkrumah's speech, handclaps, and percussive whistle effects. The accompanying video features cut and pasted black and white archival footage of Ghana's journey to independence. Grab a download of "Freedom" and watch the video below.

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'Africa Is a Country Radio' Spotlights Cape Town in Latest Episode

Hosted by Chief Boima, the latest episode from 'Africa is a Country Radio' explores Cape Town's vibrant music scene from rapper YoungstaCPT to Cape Malay choral music, jazz and more.

Africa Is a Country Radio has shared its latest episode which puts Cape Town into the spotlight. The theme for the show's current season is port cities. Having explored the Black Atlantic and the Black Indian Ocean in their previous episodes, this latest episode positions Cape Town's history and so-called Cape Malay culture in the middle. The show is hosted by Sierra Leonean-American music producer and managing editor of the publication, Africa Is a Country, Chief Boima and also features two additional guests.

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