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NYC: Tosin and the Afrikan Rhapsody Band Free at the Shrine this Friday

As the brainchild of drummer and composer Tosin Aribisala, the Afrikan Rhapsody Band merges African musical staples like afrobeat and highlife with jazz and neo-soul. Tosin writes in English and his native Nigerian language, Yoruba, which can be heard on their recently released album Resoration, available on CD Baby. Before starting Afrikan Rhapsody, Tosin performed and recorded with renowned musicians such as Femi Kuti (2 years), Yerba Buena, and Andres Levin (on the Red Hot Riot Fela Kuti tribute album). Check out Tosin and the Afrikan Rhapsody band this Friday, April 15th at a very fitting venue, the Shrine in Harlem. A rare opportunity to see a world class drummer for FREE!

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Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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Wild Cape Town Fire Mostly Contained

A 35-year-old man has reportedly been arrested on charges of arson. This, after firefighters had been battling to put out the Cape Town fire that caused extensive damage.