LIB Life

‘Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea’

Interview with the author, Dr. Carl Patrick Burrowes, by Dr. Dougbeh C. Nyan at the launch of the book in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, January 15, 2017.

Few Liberians know the history of the Basenji – quiet dogs mated with other quiet dogs over the centuries to produce dogs that are nearly silent. This lack of knowledge about these dogs is similar to our general lack of knowledge of our history, so much so that we glorify others and dismiss ours.

Eugenia in her element, jazzing up the audience with her smooth vocals

Eugenia performs a duet with Cora Taylor

Eugenia Jelani Penned Emotional Farewell Message

Liberia’s US-based Jazz singer Eugenia Jelani has penned an emotional farewell to those that attended her concert last weekend.

“Since my arrival and subsequent performance here on December 22nd at ‘A Festive Evening of Jazz,’ words are not enough to express the warm welcome, encouragement and support that I felt from my Liberian community.

“It is amazing to see the excitement and love that the Liberian People still have for arts and entertainment as well as the overwhelming support.

Eugenia Jelani Live in Jazz Concert

Eugenia Jelani, a Liberian jazz vocalist with a smooth, sultry and unique soprano voice, will be live in a one-day concert at the start of the weekend.

The jazz singer, whose unique voice allows an extensive repertoire of jazz, gospel and contemporary songs to which she adds her own style that can hold anyone down to their last breath, has been singing since her days at Cuttington University.

As a singer who can sing in Greek, Spanish and some African languages, Eugenia’s songs tell stories of love and life.

Talent and the Top 100 Liberian Music Videos

You will have to hold on to the closest thing to you if you plan on watching the Top 100 Liberian/African culture music videos on your TV and DVD players!

Liberia has a population of over 4 million that has over the years showcased attractive, universal and interesting music to go with its growing population. Liberian artists and entertainers alike have used their talents to showcase the beauty of ‘Mama Liberia.’

Legendary Hipco rapper Prakash Bestman

Documenting Hipco

Since 2000, the sound of hipco music has improved greatly with quality songs being released in and out of Liberia. Hipco, which grew from the crumbling ghettos and slum communities of Monrovia and its environs, has defied the odds to remain the popular music genre in Liberia, and serving as the medium through which rappers speak against societal ills, including injustice and corruption.

Against this background, legendary hipco rapper Prakash Bestman has worked behind the scenes to produce the first ever documentary on the birth of hipco music.


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