Liberia: 200-year-old ‘sacred’ rocks preserved

While planning for the start of the Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) phase of its mining operations, ArcelorMittal Liberia did surveys in the villages close to its mining sites at Tokadeh, Yuelliton and Gangra in Nimba County, northern Liberia to determine the location of sites that are sacred to these communities. A series of consultative meetings […]

Polar Music Prize announces winners

Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie and US country star Emmylou Harris are the winners of this year’s Polar Music Prize, it was announced today. Glennie, who is deaf, is one of the leading instrumentalists in her field and has released 30 albums and worked together with such luminaries as previous Polar Prize winner Björk, as well […]

Dee Jones highlights Swedish gospel concert

US-based Nigerian gospel music star Dee Jones will highlight this Saturday’s gospel music concert in Stockholm, Sweden where he’s expected to lead a 1200-member choir. The event which will be held in Stockholm Concert Hall beginning at 6pm will also feature accomplished American pianist Patrice E. Turner and Swedish singer Samuel Ljungblahd. According to reports, the Swedish choir […]

Book review: The tales of war and peace

The author begins his narrative with a picturesque description of his current home and environment in the Mid-Western state of Minnesota but clearly Minnesota is not the beginning of the whole story narrated in the book, “Harrowing December.” This picturesque description of the scenic landscape of Otsego, Minnesota only shows how far the author has […]

UK-based Liberian writer releases new book

‘Beyond the Palm Trees’ begins with the historic arrival of American Free Black Slaves in what was known as ‘Grain Coast’, now called ‘Liberia’, and further illustrates how the acquisition of land began in the country that paved the way to the establishment of the famous ‘Oil Palm Plantations Company’. ‘Beyond the Palm Trees’, written […]

Swedish park withdraws ‘racist’ curtains

The Astrid Lindgren’s World theme park in Sweden has withdrawn curtains it was selling in its gift shop after visitors complained the merchandise depicted scenes of slavery and racism. The curtains (pictured above) featured a seated Pippi Longstocking, Lindgren’s celebrated children’s book character, dressed in a grass skirt and wearing a crown. Standing along side her […]

Ngoma Africa Band to rock German Festival

The popular Ngoma Africa band will be among many acts expected to thrill fans at the 5th International African Festival in Tübingen, Germany. The extravanganza will take place from July 17-20. Ngoma Africa, based in Germany, founded 1993 by bandleader Ebrahim Makunja also known as Kamanda Ras Makunja, is home to a number of talented musicians, including soloist Christian Bakotessa aka […]

Mayson: Liberia’s shining gospel music star

With pleasure I present to you Minister Sayon Mayson, Liberia’s Gospel Artist of the year 2013-2014. With this, you now know that he is the biggest Gospel artist our nation can boost of at the moment, at least as per the choice of the Liberian Association of Gospel Musical Artists (LAGMA). The christian association of all […]

Comfort X “CALA” Official Music Video

Liberian cultural troupe rocks Egypt

The Liberian National Cultural Troupe, headed by Louise McMillian, assistant minister for culture at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, put up splendid performances during the International Festival for Drums and Traditional Arts under the theme, ‘Drums Dialogue for Peace’ held in Egypt late last month. The Liberians performed at several locations including the historic Salah […]