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Jalis

THE JALIS OF WEST AFRICA

What is a Jali?  A jali is a person who narrates history and stories through singing and music. They are also known as griots, but this is a French word and so ‘jali’ is preferred. The jali tradition is most common in West African countries such as Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal,

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Interview with Kemiyondo Coutinho: writer, director, actress

Kemiyondo Coutinho is a highly regarded actress, writer, producer and director from Uganda. She has been performing from the age of 17, receiving multiple awards including OKAYAfrica100 Women of Africa and Forbes 30 under 30. Her latest venture, A Ka Dope, highlights new voices in Ugandan music. R:Ed met Kemiyondo

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