Janka Nabay of Sierra Leone.
In the post-Janka landscape, young people from Sierra Leone to Liberia are jammingbubu. “I started this music by saying ‘love your culture,’” says Nabay, better known asthe Bubu King. Check the anti-war song, “Sabano.” “[It] means ‘we all hear,’” he says. “I had to make a record to warn[the rebels] to stop. And they hate me right now.They forced me to moveout of the country.”“I STARTED THIS MUSIC BY SAYING ‘LOVE YOUR CULTURE.’”