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Making African music in 2013

From Kishasa's ear-bursting sounds, Ghanaian rappers, Afrobeat kings from Nigeria to Nubian rhythms in Egypt, among a host of titillating sounds and rhythms, Africa's musical year will get off to an exciting start.

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Studio time for Western Sahara refugees

Studio-Live aims to set up studios in five refugee camps and facilities to rent amplifers and microphones cheaply/Photo©Danielle SmithA new project to bring mobile recording studios to Saharawi refugee camps in Algeria aims to boost the music industry and give young musicians a voice.

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Toya DeLazy - Love is in the air

Toya DeLazy/Photo©ROSS GARRETTToya DeLazy spent 2012 dishing out her edgy mix of rap, jazz, pop and funk.

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2012, A good year for African films

2012 proved to be a good year for African cinema, despite fears of reduced funding opportunities and the usual problems with distribution.

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Film: A feast for the eyes and mind

A scene from Half of the yellow sun/Photo©All Rights ReservedThe rise of iROKOtv, which brought Nollywood to an online audience, will surely continue throughout 2013.

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Staff Benda Bilili Rumba-funk warriors rock the Albert Hall

The unstoppable Staff Benda Bilili/Photo©CHRISTOPHE MACPHERSON CRAMMED DISCS HIRESAlongside a new album release, Kinshasa-based Staff Benda Bilili "shook the world" at the BBC Proms this summer.

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Trend Hunter on dictator-chic: Bad leaders, Great dress sense

Photo©ReutersAt the London premiere of his latest movie, The Dictator, actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrived dressed as his alter ego, Admiral General Aladeen.

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