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Audio: Chief Boima x Geko Jones 'Africa Latina' [Mixtape]

Explore the crossroads between African music and Latin music in this mixtape from Chief Boima and Geko Jones.


Chief Boima, one of our go-to selectors for music from the diaspora (who laid down the very first Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape), links up with tropical bass specialist and Que Bajo party host Geko Jones for this enlightening excursion into the sonic ties between African and Latin American music. The transcontinental, transcultural Africa Latina mixtape is a 56-minute gem "which touches on champeta, semba, ndombolo, morna, house, kuduro, and neo-highlife." Stream/download Chief Boima & Geko Jones' Africa Latina below via Dutty Artz.

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#BuyBlack: 25 Black-Owned Businesses to Check Out on Black Friday

Our 2017 guide for you to #BuyBlack this Friday.

This is our first gift guide in the run-up to the holidays. Keep checking for more lists of great African products here. And for more ideas check out the Okayafrica Shop.

It's yet another year when America officially begins the holiday season on Thanksgiving tomorrow—a "celebration" that, for most folks, is a great day to spend time with family and to eat your fill.

For those that venture into the mission that is Black Friday shopping (kudos to you), it may be worth taking that moment to put your money where your mouth is and spend your coins on black-owned businesses.

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Kommanda Obbs Favors ‘the African Dream’ Over Western Standards On His New Single ‘Mabelebele’

Listen to Lesotho rapper Kommanda Obbs' latest single.

The music on renowned Lesotho rapper Kommanda Obbs' latest single "Mabelebele" is largely inspired kwaito. For his vocals, the rapper opts for a more melodic style on the track.

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The Black Indie Artist You Need to Listen to This Month: Vagabon

Vagabon is special.

This new series will feature the most exciting independent and alternative artists from Africa and its diaspora. Black artists are complex and multidisciplinary. Twice a month, we'll introduce the hottest, boldest musicians out there that you need to listen to.

Special people have the hardest time. They see so much, are aware of so much. And indeed, Vagabon is special.

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