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

The culture wars are a distraction

When our political parties only have recourse to the realm of identity and culture, it is a smokescreen for their lack of political legitimacy and programmatic content. It is cynically unpolitical, and it’s all bullshit.