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  • 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 »

  • September 29, 2015

    Video for Daby Touré’s “Oma”

    Daby Touré has just released a video for “Oma,” a standout track from his new album Amonafi (Afropop’s review here). The song is a playful bit of ska, with a catchy chorus that seemingly belies the gravity of its subject matter: the … Read more »

  • 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 »

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