Weekend Music Break No.80

Ethiocolor's 360 degree interactive video.

Africa is a Country is now on Break for the weekend, so here is some Music we’ll be relaxing to over the next couple of days:

In this week’s selection: Stocktown directs a 360 degree interactive clip from the top of a roof in downtown Addis Ababa for the band Ethiocolor; An appeal for support, gives the world a sneak peak into the recording sessions of Colombian Salsa super-band Ondatropica’s new album; Fouma System brings electronic dance music to Dakar via the Akwaaba Music record label; Taking a peak at AIAC contributors Hipsters Don’t Dance’s site, revealed this wonderful London Alkaida-ish stomper from Kwamz, Flava and Mista Silva; We interviewed Uno July about his new EP last month, and this week he released a visual to “Skelem”, one of the songs off of that project; 99K and Wanlov release a controversial track and video called “Kasa”; Chosan, releases “Show Goes On’, a song and video that reads like a story of the life of the Freetown via London via New York via Baltimore rapper; Timaya dips his toes into Afrohouse with “Some More”; Becca and Ice Prince smooth things out with their own take on the genre; and finally, Uganada’s Radio and Weasal have been making noise in Cartagena, Colombia of all places. Perhaps their latest video “Juicy” and it’s Caribbean vibes will continue that success for them.

Further Reading

Goodbye, Piassa

The demolition of an historic district in Addis Ababa shows a central contradiction of modernization: the desire to improve the country while devaluing its people and culture.

And do not hinder them

We hardly think of children as agents of change. At the height of 1980s apartheid repression in South Africa, a group of activists did and gave them the tool of print.