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Film: Egyptian Electro Chaabi

Get to know Electro Chaabi, an Egyptian electronic mutation of traditional chaabi music. Learn about this cool take on North Africa music.


Typically Algerian and Moroccan chaabi music — a style often played at weddings and festivals — has recently undergone a few sonic mutations and been adopted by post-revolution Egyptian youth. DJ collective The Cairo Liberation Front have been gathering footage this new, electronic-influenced sound making waves across Egypt. Watch a two trailers for their Electro Chaabi documentary, shot mainly in and around Cairo, below.

[H/T Generation Bass]

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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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