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Cheikh Lô: Breathing and Living Alkebulan Music

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AFRICANMUSICIANSPROFILE.COM - Immediately obvious with his colourful patchwork clothes and rasta hair is the fact that Cheikh Lô is a member of the Baye Fall brotherhood. He was born and grew up in Bobo, a city in Burkina Faso where his parents, originally from Senegal, were living. His parents had many Sengalese visitors and kept up strong links with their home country in that way. Cheikh's early interest in singing and drumming was OK as far as his father, a jeweller, was concerned.

Senegal's Karim Wade says he is a 'political prisoner'

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BBC ⎥ Karim Wade is accused of embezzling about $238m (£140m), which he denies. Senegal's League of Human Rights (LHR) said the trial would not be fair as it required him to prove his innocence, rather than the prosecution his