Adventures of an Afro-Gypsy


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Adventures of an Afro-Gypsy: how to make hip-hop by way of Africa, America and Transylvania

Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu was born in Ploiești, Romania at the tail end of the Cold War, his mother a Romanian and his father a Ghanaian engineering student. His story is just one example of the intersections between post-independence African states and east European socialist sponsors – in this case Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana and Nicolae Ceaușescu’s Romania.

 

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