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Here's a Ghanaian Electronic Anthem For Late Nights and Early Mornings

Kae Sun premieres the hazy music video for "Treehouse"

We've been keeping tabs on Canadian-based Ghanaian singer and songwriter Kwaku Darko-Mensah Jnr. aka Kae Sun for years now. His unique blend of pop songwriting with indie rock, R&B; and electronic influences has made him one to watch since his excellent last album, Afriyie, which earned him millions of streams.

Kae Sun is now readying the release of his upcoming record, Whoever Comes Knocking, which he's announcing with the music video for "Treehouse," a dark-yet-uplifting anthem for late nights and early mornings inspired by his neighborhood in Accra.

"Treehouse started with a rough electronic bass patch that my producer Joshua was messing around in an early session for the album," Kae Sun mentions. "At the time, I'd been talking with another friend about electronic ambient influences in some the older African music that we really liked. I was imagining like sparse, slow and moody textures in the music with more introspective almost spiritual lyrics like the come down from an afro-pop high. I jokingly coined a term for it, "neverending dawn."

"Sometimes in Dzorwulu (my neighborhood in Accra), you'd see the crowd of folks going to church and the folks who would just be leaving the club at like 7 AM. Wanted to make something for both moods. That's what I was hearing on the instrumental which became Treehouse. We put some moody guitars on there and just wrote something really direct and sort of melancholic."

Watch our premiere of the "Treehouse" music video, directed by Epher Heilland, above.

Whoever Comes Knocking will be out via Moonshine on March 2.

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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Landing in Marrakech is 2018's Most Anticipated Art Event

The leading art fair dedicated to contemporary African art makes its mark on the continent for the first time this weekend.

This weekend, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, the leading art fair devoted to contemporary African art, will debut in Marrakech, Morocco. The announcement of the Fair's expansion to the continent last year has left aficionados of contemporary African art in eager anticipation of this "homecoming"—this author included.

1-54 debuted in London in 2013. Although an expansion to New York followed, a presence on the continent was always part of the long-term vision of the founder Touria El Glaoui. Finally, the time has now arrived.

Here are five reasons why we're looking forward to 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Marrakech.

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This Olympic Figure Skater Blew Us Away Again By Pulling Off a Costume Change Mid-Routine

First Maé-Bérénice Méité performed to Beyoncé, now she's effortlessly slaying outfit changes mid-routine. What can't she do?

French-Congolese and Ivorian figure skater, Maé-Bérénice Méité, has pretty much been the life of the Winter Olympic figure skating competition.

Earlier this month, the athlete had the internet shook when she performed her opening routine to two Beyoncé songs. Now she's back with even more black girl magic.

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10 Stand Out Moments From Janelle Monáe's Powerful Music Videos

Janelle Monae came back making a statement—and we're just as obsessed as you are.

We've got to talk about Janelle Monáe.

Over the past half decade, she's embarked on a profound journey that's solidified her as an artist, creator and activist who isn't afraid to shoot down the stars—or shoot with them.

After having roles in Hidden Figures and Moonlight—two Oscar nominated movies where one won an Oscar, a stellar speech at the Grammy's and a stunning presence at the Black Panther red carpet, she's ready to grace us with "Dirty Computer," the latest musical venture in her Afrofuturistic saga.

To whet our appetites before the album, which is set to release on April 27, Janelle dropped not one but two music videos yesterday. Both are distinctly entertaining: one is a black, intersectional feminist anthem and the other a psychedelic soundtrack of sexual fluidity.

Watch both, then read some of the highlights we gathered from the hypnotizing visuals and powerful wordplay.

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