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  • October 27, 2015

    Koffi Olomide Takes A Selfie

    Koffi Olomide was Congolese music royalty in the 1990s, making hit after hit with his excellent band Quartier Latin and popularizing a unique style of ndombolo dance music. He’s back with a new single and video called “Selfie.” It is a joyful comeback, … Read more »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • October 14, 2015

    Watch Aurelio Martinez Perform Live at Lincoln Center

    Acclaimed Garifuna singer and guitarist Aurelio Martinez will be performing for free on Thurs. Oct. 15, at Lincoln Center. But if you’re not in New York or if you’re unable to make the show, then have no worries: You will … Read more »

  • October 13, 2015

    Yemi Alade: Sweet Video for “Sugar”

    It’s been a very busy year for Nigerian pop singer Yemi Alade. She’s churned out hit after hit from her 2014 debut release King of Queens, and she was recently nominated for “Best African Act” at the 2015 MTV Europe Music Awards, … Read more »

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