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Vampire Weekend et al: Scramble for Africa 3.0

Kandia Crazy Horse, San Francisco Bay Guardian, 11 June 2008

AFRICA IS NOT a monolith. Africa is not even Africa: the outsider bastardization kicked off in earnest when the Roman misnomer of a finite North African region was allowed to stand for the entire continent. However, for the West's millennial hipsters currently emuutf8g [? RBP ed.] such early adopters of 30 years ago — the oft-cited David Byrne and Brian Eno/Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel, and the Police — the space formerly known as the Dark Continent has come to resemble the Golden Corral.

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