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  • blog October 21, 2015

    Baloji’s New Video: A Critique of the Alcohol Industrial Complex

    Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji has been a busy man in recent weeks. From collaborations with artists like the noirwave pioneer Petite Noir, to his own highly ambitious projects, it seems like Baloji is dropping dopeness everywhere. A little over a month … Read more »

  • blog October 20, 2015

    Petite Noir’s New Video: A Virtual Reality Trip

    Cape Town-based Congolese-Angolan musician and producer Yannick Ilunga, a.k.a. Petite Noir, released the futuristic visuals of “La Vie Est Belle/Life Is Beautiful” featuring Congolese-Belgian rapper Baloji. Petite Noir describes his sound and style of music as “Noirwave,” or African new wave. … Read more »

  • blog September 3, 2015

    Baloji’s New Video Offers Astronauts, Social Critique

    Nunchucks and steam-punk astronauts, alongside lyrics about the exploitation intertwined in rare earth mineral mining, and footage from a real funeral: Baloji’s self-directed video for “Capture” really covers the spectrum. But then, he’s a rapper who fuses Congolese rumba with Latin … Read more »

  • program November 13, 2014

    Afropop Live! NYC, Musical Metropolis

    What do you get when you combine Congolese rapper Baloji, Lebanese pop star Yasmine Hamdan, Jamaican guitarist Brushy One-String, and Mauritanian vocal powerhouse Noura Mint Seymali? 2014’s jaw-dropping GlobalFEST. What do you get when you combine live recordings of these artists … Read more »

  • blog April 11, 2014

    Win Tickets to See Baloji Live on April 17!

    After his spectacular end-of-the-night performance at this year’s globalFEST, which you can hear on our new program “Afropop Live! NYC, Music Metropolis,” Baloji is coming back to New York. This time, he’ll be playing a concert called “Futuristic Africa” at … Read more »

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