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Extra Golden Is a Gigantic, Festive Burst of Soundnew

After Ian Eagleston traveled over to Africa to document the Benga music of Kenya, the musician returned home with something more than his doctoral thesis: a new group called Extra Golden.
Monterey County Weekly  |  Stuart Thornton  |  05-07-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Scramble for Africa 3.0: Indie Bands Lead the Charge in Sonic Imperialismnew

Vampire Weekend and other indie participants in the sonic Scramble for Africa 3.0 obviously see midcentury and postcolonial African pop culture as a cheap date, a provider of organic rock mystery where one can queue for heaping sides of hi-life, soukous, mbaqanga, mbalax, juju, rai, township jive, and Ténéré desert blues.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Kandia Crazy Horse  |  06-11-2008  |  Music

Extra Golden: Rockers Without Bordersnew

Hera Ma Nono deftly merges indie rock and African music. Are you listening, Sasha Frere-Jones?
Washington City Paper  |  Brent Burton  |  11-08-2007  |  Reviews

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