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Berkeley considers ending single-family zoning

The Mercury News 12 Feb 2021
According to tweets by Droste, in 1915, then-city attorney Frank Cornish talked about protecting house owners against “less desirable (and) floating renter class.” The next year, zoning laws prevented Chinese laundromats and African American dancehalls in the Elmwood area ... “It creates more housing ... .
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Different beat: how Fela Kuti’s son and grandson are modernising the dynasty

The Observer 31 Jan 2021
His tell-it-like-it-is songs took aim at the African elites and he lived life large ... One of the biggest sounds to emerge from west Africa and dominate the global pop charts in recent years is Afrobeats (with an “s”), a slick fusion of west African pop, US R&B and dancehall, though the Kutis have said it bears little resemblance to its namesake.
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Buju Banton Speaks On The Making Of 'Til Shiloh'

Vibe Magazine 19 Dec 2020
Songs like "Champion" and "Murderer" were already dancehall anthems, as was the late Garnet Silk's "Complaint," which Buju had enhanced with his raggamuffin DJ flow ... Since his first few releases electrified the international dancehall massive circa 1989, Buju Banton has been that rarest of deejays ... Would you call this a dancehall record?.
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No musical bandwagon - Female entertainers connecting to roots, Afrobeat

The Gleaner 02 Dec 2020
Female dancehall artistes are easing their way into Afrobeat. Among those who have tried their hands and voices in the West African genre are Macka Diamond, Jada Kingdom, Shenseea, Pamputtae and Curvy Diva, among others, and it’s more than just a... .
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Nigerian pop star Davido: 'Africans were made fun of. Now everyone wants us'

The Observer 01 Dec 2020
how black culture is embracing its African roots - video ... They and others have created a golden age for Afrobeats, a broad term that threads various African pop styles with R&B, dancehall and more, and differs from Fela Kuti’s polyrhythmic Afrobeat ... “When we were kids, Africans were made fun of.
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