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“Life Force Music” – Juwon’s debut album is available through this site and all Tunecore outlets
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A world of words and music

I read a quote from a revered author that asked the question “Who is the Tolstoy of the Zulus?”. He was trying to insinuate that some cultures are superior to others. Due to the preoccupations of thought leaders in some parts of the world, many of us have been...

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Ladies and gentlemen

An influential artist of African heritage made some recordings implying that his compatriots shouldn’t aim to be described as “ladies” or “gentlemen”. The rationale behind his message was, that being a “lady” or a “gentleman” were ideas that originated in European...

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Paparazzi and pacts

Ethnographic photographers have claimed in the past that folks from some rural African communities told them they regarded photos as a way of “stealing parts of their souls”. This notion could come across as extreme, but on another level, there is something ghoulish...

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A Beautiful Thing

by Juwon Ogungbe | Life Force Music