AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Weekend Music Break 65
Tom Devriendt | January 18th, 2014

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There’s plenty to choose from what musicians have been releasing during the holidays. So here’s a first selection of ten new videos that we’ve found in our inbox. First up, a new release from Akwaaba: Joey le Soldat, like his man Art Melody, raps on Burkina Faso’s ills:

This one by Stromae from late last year we have on repeat:

Another Belgian artist you might remember from last year is Coely, who released a new single this week:

Ghostpoet joined the latest Africa Express, and returned with the most interesting collaboration of that lot, with thanks to talking drum band Doucoura:

Jovi and Reniss shot a video in Douala and Yaoundé for their most recent collaboration:

There’s Pitso Rah Makhula, from Maseru, Lesotho, with a short reminder of what’s good in the country’s hip-hop landscape:

From Senegal, we have Alibeta who sings about migration:

Summer vibes in this video by The Reminders:

Tinariwen’s new sounds appear to be a lot more subdued than their previous work:

And the day after Mandela died, Peruvians Novalima dedicated this song from their KCRW session to him:


2 thoughts on “Weekend Music Break 65

  1. Hey, how do you know what Joey le Soldat raps about? Can you translate his lyrics for us from Mo!ore or maybe provide a link where we can find the translation? Thanks

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