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Pierre Kwenders Premieres 'Sorry (Poirier Remix)'

Ninja Tune producer Poirier delivers a dancehall & soca-inspired remix of Pierre Kwenders' "Sorry."


Artwork & Photography by LM Chabot.

Back in October we featured Quebec-born Congolese artist Pierre Kwenders' "Mardi Gras," a highlight off his soukous-meets-electropop debut Le Dernier Empereur BantouSince then, the Montreal-based Kwenders has toured across Canada & Europe and, recently, his full-length has received a Juno Award nod for 'World Music Album of the Year.' To celebrate the nomination, Kwenders has enlisted fellow Montreal producer and Ninja Tune signee Poirier to remix LP track "Sorry," a reflective tune about forgiveness & regret "inspired by a church song that Kwenders used to sing when he was in a choir." On his remix, Poirier (who did production work on the album's "Kuna Na Goma" ft. Baloji) takes the original into bustling, dancehall & soca-inspired sonic territory. Stream our premiere of Pierre Kwenders "Sorry (Poirier Remix)" below. Le Dernier Empereur Bantou is available now on Bandcamp and iTunes.

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Hair By Susy and OkayAfrica Present 'Lady,' a Celebration of Women, Hair and Individuality

We speak with hair artist Susy Oludele about her coffee table book "Lady," ahead of its upcoming exhibit at Okay Space.

Lady is the upcoming coffee book by Brooklyn-based celebrity hairstylist and owner of Hair by Susy, Susy Oludele—also known as African Creature—that will celebrate black hair in all of its beautiful complexity.

The Nigerian-American hair artist was inspired by the Fela Kuti classic by the same name when she envisioned the project—reclaiming the title as a symbol for unbridled artistic expression and bold, feminine energy. Within its pages, you'll find stunning curated images and storytelling that offer a medley of visual inspiration.

Digital copies of the book are available now for pre-order and physical copies of Lady will be available on November 8th (Susy's Birthday!), followed by an interactive exhibit at Okay Space on November 10. The event will explore African hair in the workplace with the critical goal of "empowering, inspiring, and engaging a diverse audience in the importance of representation, identity, and individuality." You can RSVP for the event here.

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Medicine For The Soul: Anatii Finds His Sound on His Soothing New Album ‘Iyeza’

Iyeza is the sound of a day turning into a gorgeous twilight.

Iyeza is a masterpiece. It's music for the soul, with Anatii providing an intensely healing listen, which is fitting, considering the album title literally means "medicine" or "anti-dote."

The album contains percussion, chants, guitars, bass lines and melodies associated with an array of sounds. There are elements of everything from gospel, maskandi and mbhaqanga to hints of Afropop and hip-hop. Anatii follows the path taken by South African artist such as Mashayabhuqe KaMamba, Sjava, Mlindo The Vocalist and Bongeziwe Mabandla in fusing elements of traditional South African music with newer sounds.

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Black Twitter's Reactions To Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's #RoyalBaby Announcement Are Too Funny

Congrats are in order, but first to Black Twitter for continuing to hold it down with the jokes.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, the Duchess and Duke of Sussex, have been the internet's brief moment of mindless, happy news since they became engaged, then married earlier this year.

Kensington Palace took to Twitter again this morning to announce that the couple will be expecting their first bundle of joy next spring.

Since the LA-native and former star of Suits made her way into the royal family, Black Twitter has had no shame sharing their hilarious thoughts and commentary, and the pregnancy announcement has been no different.

Have a laugh and take a look at some of our favorite reactions from them below.

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