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Black Coffee’s Latest Residency Is In Las Vegas

Black Coffee hits the ground running in 2018.

South African house DJ and producer Black Coffee's 2018 is off to a great start. He is one of the only two African-based acts on this year's Coachella lineup.


As if that wasn't awesome enough, last night, the DJ took to Twitter to announce that he will be a resident DJ at Wyn Las Vegas, a luxury resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Coffee's residency was announced alongside other two fellow "leaders of the underground tech house revolution" Solomun and Jamie Jones.

Wynn's managing partner Alex Cordova told Billboard, "These first-ever tech house residencies on the Strip will showcase three of the biggest names in the genre. Tech house continues to rise in popularity in the United States and abroad, and we look forward to bringing and expanding this music style into our programming."

Read: 10 Classic South African House Songs You Need to Hear

Last year Coffee, among other power moves, appeared on Drake's More Life playlist/album, became a resident DJ at Hï Ibiza (a club in Ibiza), and also became the first African artist to host his own show on Apple's Beats 1 Beats 1?

He also revealed, he was supposed to work on Jay-Z's 4:44, and that Rihanna wants to work with him. How about the time he almost worked with Usher, but didn't because he didn't feel comfortable with what the R&B;'s expectations of him were?

Slow down, Coffee, you killin' em!

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Tay Iwar Is Nigeria's Hidden Gem

In a rare interview, the reclusive Nigerian singer and producer talks in-depth about writing and producing his new EP 1997, his forthcoming album Gemini and Nigeria's 'Alté' movement.

Tay Iwar wants some space. The word is the title of one of three songs on his new EP and also one that comes up during our interview, conducted via voice notes and texts on Whatsapp from his base in Abuja—a long way from Lagos which remains Nigeria's music hub.

The choice of the nation's quieter capital over the bustle of its music metropolis is a deliberate one for Iwar and one which fevers his reputation as a recluse and cult figure in Nigerian music circles. This especially happens among the subculture referred to as "alté"—an abbreviation of the word alternative which is used to denote the independent movement that is free from the flash and perceived vacuity of afropop. Precise definitions of the word vary but common denominators include introspection and melancholia, as well as trap and R&B.;

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Photo: Dancers of the Asociación Cultural Afro Chincha Perú via Wikimedia Commons

After Decades of Erasure, Afro-Peruvians Will Finally be Counted in the National Census

Despite an Afro-Peruvian cultural resurgence not a lot has been done to increase the population's visibility on a political level.

In 2009, Peru became the first Latin American country to issue an official public apology to its afrodescendiente population for centuries of "abuse, exclusion, and discrimination." Since then, many have criticized it as more of a symbolic gesture, especially for its failure to mention slavery. It was also seen as a way for the government to highlight Afro-Peruvian culture over making any substantive improvements to the material conditions of Afro-Peruvian communities.

Enter the census, which can play an important role in compelling the Peruvian government to address systemic inequality related to education, poverty, and health. Unfortunately, the last time Peru made a formal attempt to keep track of its African descended population via the census was in 1940.

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Watch Kuami Eugene's Vibrant Music Video "Meji Meji" Featuring Davido

This Ghanaian and Nigerian link up will make your day.

Ghana's Kuami Eugene has been an artist to watch—especially as he shows himself to hold his own on collab tracks.

The music video for his latest, "Meji Meji" featuring Davido, is here. Its upbeat vibe shines through as the two crooners go about their day in Ghana, singing sweet nothings to their love interests.

"Meji Meji" was produced by Fresh VDM, with the video directed by Twitch & Rex.

Take a look at the vibrant video below.

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