To tie together two previous sets of posts: Although it's possibly scant evidence, here's another indication of the mainstream potential of African music. The poptimist high castle that is Freaky Trigger has completed its first round of the Pop Word Cup (where I, as you may remeber, am Greece), and posted a poll of what peoples' favourite tracks are from that first set of game. The top two so far are african countries, with a futher three in the top twelve.
The top two:
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