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vrijdag 9 september 2011

Tom Manders/ Dorus, als ik geld zou hebben

Het is nu definitief. Mijn facebook-account is twee weken na opzegging nu gewist, tenminste dat is mij beloofd. Inloggen lukt niet meer, in ieder geval. Ik heb er geen spijt van. Er is in het echte leven al genoeg om mee bezig te zijn.

dinsdag 25 januari 2011


Kijk, daarom hou ik van internet, vanaf de dag dat ik voor het eerst online ging:

Ik had anders wellicht nooit van Kokoro gehoord

"Benjamin Aderounmu, better known as 'Kokoro', the unmistakable and widely- known tambourine-playing minstrel, died in a Lagos hospital on Sunday, January 25, 2009, a month to his 84th birthday."

From the CD Compilation:
"Miliki Music - Society Sounds of 60's Lagos (Re-Grooved)". LimeWire Store.

Kokoro (musician)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Benjamin 'Kokoro' Aderounmu (25 February 1925 -- 25 January 2009) was a widely-know blind minstrel from Lagos, Nigeria. He was born into a royal family in Owo, Ondo State, and became blind when he was aged ten. He developed a unique style of singing accompanied first by a drum, later by a tambourine. He moved to Lagos in 1947, where he became exposed to major local musicians such as Ayinde Bakare, Bobby Benson and Victor Olaiya.

In the 1960s and 1970s he featured regularly on Federal and local radio stations, and was widely respected for the depth and wisdom of his lyrics. An early pioneer of Jùjú music, he sang in Yoruba about love, money, conflicts and urban decadence. He had wide influence on other musicians. The author Cyprian Ekwensi wrote a fictionalized version of his life in his novel for adolescents, The Drummer Boy.

He performed in many cities in Nigeria and overseas, but was exploited by people who took advantage of his blindness. Often he was homeless, playing on the streets to make ends meet. However, in 2007 the governor of Lagos State Babatunde Raji Fashola donated him a two-bedroom apartment after meeting him at a performance by King Sunny Ade. Kokoro died of a diarrhea-related ailment shortly before the planned release of his album titled Igi Araba He was survived by his wife of 32 years, Abike Beatrice Adewunmi.


1. "Benjamin 'Kokoro' Aderounmu (1925--2009)".
Nigerian Guardian. Feb 8 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-09.

2. Toyin Falola (2001). Culture and customs of Nigeria. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 173. ISBN 0313313385.

3. Jeremy Marre, Hannah Charlton (1986). Beats of the heart: popular music of the world. Pantheon Books. p. 84. ISBN 0394742583.