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Baba Olatunji Has Died

language hat alerted me that drummer Babatunde Olatunji died on Sunday. I listened to "Drums of Passion" as a boy, and got to see Olatunji perform at a festival in Cummingon, Massachusetts. Olatunji's work was many westerners' first introduction to African culture, and he paved the way for many other musicians.

Update: Xeni has posted about this over at Boing Boing.

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