University of Ghana and Whistling While You Work

JSTOR at the University of Ghana, Legon

[youtube=] I just heard this via a tweet (@BoingBoing) and was immediately enthralled. It is the sound of four postal workers at the University of Ghana in 1975 going about the daily monotony of their jobs. They are literally canceling stamps, something they have managed to turn into art. It is the sound of work […]

Music for 1.21.2010: Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate

For this Thursday, I bring you music from two favorites of mine. Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate are absolute legengs in Africa, both hailing from Mali. Below are the two tracks followed by some explanatory text of why the music is so good. Just click on the link to listen or right click to […]

Where in the world is Siro Masinde?

On Tuesday, May 26th 2009, Dr. Siro Masinde the Regional Coordinator for Africa conducted a JSTOR/Aluka training workshop at Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Dakar, Senegal. The half day workshop was organized in collaboration with UCAD and the Senegalese Association of Librarians, Archivists and Documentalists (ASBAD) and was attended by 23 participants from universities, government […]