Posts Tagged ‘Sierra Leone’

Janka Nabay’s Olympic Anthem

D.C.-based Sierra Leonean vocalist Janka Nabay, who will appear with his band the Bubu Gang at the Kennedy Center tonight, shows his Olympics spirit and homeland pride in a new song and video called “Nar London.”
Joined by Brooklyn-based Sierra Leonean rapper Pupa Bajah, Nabay pays tribute to one of Sierra Leone’s two 2012 Olympic participants, [...]

Janka Nabay Talks Bubu Music, Bamboo Instruments, and John F. Kennedy

In the 1990s, Janka Nabay became a star in war-torn Sierra Leone by adding high BPM drum machine beats, cowbells, and shakers to traditional folkloric bubu music.
Nabay, who plays at Summer Scream Part 2 at Comet Ping Pong tonight with Video Love and locals Heavy Breathing, tired of performing for rebel generals and emigrated to the [...]

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