Don’t tell anyone

New music videos from Tanzania, Senegal, South Africa, Cameroon, Mali, Congo, and Ghana, make up Weekend Music Break Number 66.

A still from the music video for VaalSow's ‘Unga Tsheli Muntu.‘

First up, Nigeria’s Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 have a new record coming out next month. Here’s a first single, with help from Dead Prez’s M-1. In case you were unsure what Seun Kuti thinks of the “I.M.F.”:

Young Senegalese singer Ouzin Keita had people talking this week, particularly as his videos attracts hate and hysteria from homophobes. What we see is just another great mbalax tune. (Update: Read Ricci Shryock’s post about homophobia in Senegal, particularly as a result of the debate around Ouzin Keita’s music.)

Also from Senegal, but in a different gear, is P.P.S the writah‘s “Taxi Style.”

“Chef de Famille” Sango’a Mboa is joined on this track by fellow Cameroonian MCs Bashiru, Djess Panebo, O’Willer and Moustapha.

Former Salif Keita backing singer Mamani Keita also has a new album coming out later this month. Here‘s the music video for one of the tracks.

South African Yugen Blakrok releases a first animated video for ‘Darkstar Animatron‘, off last year’s Return of the Astro-Goth:

South African sounds by VaalSow on ‘Unga Tsheli Muntu‘ (Don’t tell anyone).

This track, ‘Tumesimama‘, by Tanzanian MC’s Tycoon Shah, Fid-Q and Inspector Haroun was recently picked up by the African Hip Hop blog (who you should follow).

Finally, via the Apae Taxi Diaries in Accra, Ghana. M.anifest knows how to present his music.

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