· May, 2007

Stories about Guinea from May, 2007

Guinea: top businessman becomes honorary president

  30 May 2007

News From Guinea and Friends of Guinea reports, “Mamadou Sylla, Guinea's richest business patron, was named as the new honorary president of the ruling PUP party. Sylla is a close ally of the head of state Gen. Lansana Conté and is often referred to as ‘the ruling party's banker.’ Last...

Guinean proverb

25 May 2007

Roots and Culture posts a Guinean proverb: “When ants work together they carry lift elephants.” (Fr)

Seyni Kouyate on Yankadi Reggae

  21 May 2007

Roots and Culture has an interview with Seyni Kouyate (Fr), a Yakandi reggae musician from a griot family in Guinea-Conakry.  Kouyate says Yakandi reggae is not a Western-African fusion; it's a fundamentally African music form.  “It's the meeting of traditional African rhythms, specifically from West Africa, with Jamaican skunk…the beating...

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