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  • blog July 29, 2016

    Jidenna Premiers Afrobeats-Flavored Anthem “Little Bit More”

    Still a fresh face in the American pop scene, Nigerian-American singer Jidenna’s musical career has ballooned following collaborations with Janelle Monae and rap titan Kendrick Lamar. This week, Jidenna’s smooth voice and sharp wardrobe are displayed in a new video … Read more »

  • closeups July 26, 2016

    Fees Must Fall: A Voice of Change in South Africa

    We meet 21-year-old Gigi Lamayne of South Africa, a singer/rapper who finds herself at the center of her country’s most important debate and social movement in decades: the #FeesMustFall movement. The day she graduated from university, Gigi dropped a protest … Read more »

  • blog July 26, 2016

    Music Video: Gigi Lamayne’s “Fees Will Fall”

    How long are they gone lie to us, And smile with us, Acting like they’ll cry with us? Our parents barely get a wage, But they slave for this nation. The black child will never ever gain emancipation. … Qualification … Read more »

  • blog July 25, 2016

    Mylmo N’Sahel Raps the History of Mali

    “Here, everything happens in real time,” Mylmo N’Sahel notes, speaking to the open doors and uninterrupted visibility of life in his community. He is but one of many observers who have seen Mali develop and change first-hand over the past … Read more »

  • blog July 20, 2016

    New Delasi Release: “Amedeke Menyao”

    Delasi is a Ghanaian-born, Nairobi-based rapper, whose 2015 debut #ThoughtJourney explored, among other themes, the continued relevance of pan-African unity and solidarity in the 21st century. Check out the video for his latest single, “Amedeke Menyao” (Nobody Knows), below! A … Read more »

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