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OkayAfrica assists US musician Flying Lotus in discovering his African ancestry through his maternal lineage (matrilineality) and tracks down 1/16th of his heritage to the Tikar people of Northwest Cameroon, who emigrated there from Sudan. 

In this feature, DJ Chief Boima introduces Flying Lotus to some popular Cameroonian songs that were all sampled by artists from the West including James Brown, Michael Jackson and Shakira - all of which used these songs without permission from the original artists. 

Previously on this blog I highlighted the Michael Jackson/Manu Dibangu ‘Soul Makossa’ copyright issues as well as that concerning Colombian artist Shakira and the use of the song ‘Zangalewa’. 

Find more posts on Cameroon.

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