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Friday, November 15th, 2013

Weekend Music Break 61

Your weekly collection of new tunes and videos -- this week from Zambia, Ghana, Jamaica, Mali, South Africa and the Netherlands, but first: Congo. This year's Salaam Kivu International Film Festival (SKIFF), which took place in Goma in July, had as its theme "Agizo ya Lumumba -- Justice". The festival's program included film screenings and dance/media/music workshops...

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Weekend Music Break 60

Wherever the sun is in the sky, it’s the right time for new music. Here’s this week’s collection. French producer Débruit’s entrancing beats act as a surprisingly strong compliment to Sudanese singer Alsarah’s mesmerizing vocals. Gorgeous otherworldly...

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Weekend Music Break 59

Oddisee (real name: Amir Mohamed El Khalifa; he has a Sudanese dad) is on tour in Europe this month, so go check him out if you’re anywhere close. Details and dates here. He also has a new...

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Weekend Music Break 58

Your weekly dose of 10 new music videos. First up, from Kenya, Muthoni The Drummer Queen’s ode to Nairobi: M.anifest, “Ghana man since 19 kojo-hoho”: Indocile is a hip-hop crew from Liège, Belgium: South of Belgium, representing...

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Weekend Music Break 57

It’s the weekend, so let’s dig into the internet’s digital crates for some new music. In a video that strings together GIF-like movements and intriguing textural contrasts over innovative beats, UK rapper/producer Mickey Lightfoot makes his compelling...

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Weekend Music Break: The Brother Moves On

I followed The Brother Moves On around South Africa once. True story, I even wrote about it here. I’ve seen them many more times after that, and each time was a trip. On their recent trip to...

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