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January 3, 2010 Comments Off on Sierra Leonean music in LA Times Views: 2994 Blog, Front Page, News, Sierra Leone

Sierra Leonean music in LA Times

It’s exciting and inspiring for us to see Sierra Leonean sounds featured in a prominent paper such as the LA Times. We read a piece today talking about music and its political role in Sierra Leone, a country where the divide between the educated elite and the masses leaves little room for effective criticism. Singers sometimes play a significant role in tilting the opinion through their engaged lyrics. Rather than simplify and paraphrase, read Scott Kraft‘s great piece here.

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