Electrique DJs, Fena Gitu and Jaaz Odongo have the perfect Summer tune for you. Technically, we’ll have to call it “Kenyan” house music:

Another great video by director Nicky Campos, this time for South Africans Cassper Nyovest and OkMalumkoolKat:

“9 quatrains to paint a reality,” Enyam Scandalocks calls it. The reality he describes is Lomé’s. Koreg on drums, Elias Damawu on trumpet:

Australian Summer looks in Remi Kolawole’s “Sangria” (via pop Radio Afro Australia):

Noah Kin — remember him — from Finland:

I loved the short profile on Congolese artists Jupiter & Okwess International the BBC did a while ago:

Kitu Sewer and Frank ‘Mteule’ analyze the state of the Kenyan nation in “Wanasiasa”…

London based duo Native Sun went to Mexico:

Old Money’s mind is in Mexico too, it seems. From the Dutty Artz stable:

And everybody has seen or heard P-Square’s “Personally” by now, yes?

Further Reading

Take it to the house

On this month’s AIAC Radio, Boima celebrates all things basketball, looking at its historical relationships with music and race, then focusing on Africa’s biggest names in the sport.

El maestro siempre

Maky Madiba Sylla is a militant filmmaker excavating iconic Africans whose legacies he believes need to be known widely—like the singer Laba Sosseh.

Madiba and Mali

There is a remarkable connection between Mali and South Africa, dating back to the liberation struggle, and actively encouraged by the author’s work.

A devil’s deal

Rwanda’s proposed refugee deal with Britain is another strike against President Paul Kagame’s claim that he is an authentic and fearless pan-Africanist who advocates for the less fortunate.

Red and Black

Yunxiang Gao’s new book takes a fresh look at connected lives of African American and Chinese leftist activists, artists and intellectuals after World War II.

The Dar es Salaam years

In the early 1970s, Walter Rodney, expelled from Jamaica, took a post in Tanzania. In Leo Zeilig’s new book, he captures those exciting, but also difficult years and how it formed Rodney.

Rushing to boycott

The cultural boycott of Russia turns to the flawed precedent of apartheid South Africa for inspiration, while ignoring the much more carefully considered boycott of official Israeli culture by the BDS Movement.

The party question

Marcel Paret’s book, “Fragmented Militancy: Precarious Resistance in South Africa after Racial Inclusion,” tries to make sense of politics in South African urban informal settlements.

The missing pieces

Between melancholy, terror, and disillusion, Petit Pays is a groundbreaking and eye-opening take on one of the darkest pages of African history, one that is often misunderstood in the West.