Author Archives: Kristin Michelitch

About Kristin Michelitch

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt.

K’naan performing at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

If you like K’naan, you might enjoy this live performance recorded via NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert of a few of his top songs. Note that the version of Wavin Flag played here is the original and not the “Cocacola” version played at t… Continue reading

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Omawumi Ft. Remy Kayz “Somori”

Omawumi Ft. Remy Kayz “Somori“. Omawumi is a Nigerian singer and actress, who was a runner up on TV show “West African Idols” (like American Idol!).
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Octopizzo and Stan “Dunia Ina Mambo”

“Dunia Ina Mambo” is a fun video making a spoof off an old Kenyan cop TV show on the Voice of Kenya during the 1990s. It’s a cover of the show’s theme song “Tahamaki”
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Brymo’s “Omoge Campus”

Brymo’s “Omoge Campus” – fun record by a Nigerian artist
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Yadi’s “The Blow”

Yadi’s “The Blow” shot in Casablanca. Notice generational differences in dress, landscapes etc. Also, how different does it look to sub-Saharan Africa?
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K’naan’s “Somalia” song
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coupé-décalé aladji – Ivory Coast

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WizKid feat. Femi Kuti – “Jaiye Jaiye”

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Comparison of African landmass to prominent countries

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Red Hot + Fela – “Lady” (tUnE-yArDs, Angelique Kidjo, ?uestlove & Akua Naru)

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