PopMatters Premiere: Elisee Akowendo – “I Dey Shina”

Elisee Akowendo hails from the Ivory Coast and grew up singing gospel music, developing a deep love of music that would come to define his life. Elisee traveled to Israel with his church group to perform, and after that, he was set to begin his master’s degree back home. But he took a chance on […]

FLOOD Premiere: Tamikrest “Wainan Adobat”

The city of Kidal in Northern Mali sits like a dot at the edge of the Sahara. It’s a place of paradox—the semi-permanent home of nomadic Tuaregs, the seat of a nation-state that lasted less than year once Al Qaeda and the French military pinched it from either side. It exists, and yet for many […]