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First Listen: RedRed's "Sisimbo" Is The Song You Need For Your Weekend

Watch RedRed's Sri Lankan-shot music video for "Sisimbo, " a stunning track that adds a Ghanaian twist to electronic pop.

DIASPORA—RedRed is a duo formed by Ghanaian songwriter M3NSA, of FOKN Bois fame, and Hungarian producer ELO.


The group, who are named after the popular dish, come through with the stellar new single, "Sisimbo," a track that pairs uplifting electronic beatwork with soaring vocals and a Ghanaian twist, making it the perfect jam for your weekend.

The song's striking music video, which you can check out above, follows the group to Sri Lanka's rivers and oceans.

RedRed tells OkayAfrica that "Sisimbo" was  "inspired by a (sea) shanty sung by Akan fishermen in Ghana to coordinate rowing."

"Our recreation of Sisimbo went through many transformations as the band itself developed and tried to tap into our ever-morphing sound," the band mentions.

"The video was shot on the Southwestern tip of Sri Lanka with a little twist, where the fishermen don’t even go fishing on boats. This solidified our attempt to tell this story of building relationships, effective communication and growth."

"Sisimbo" is available now on iTunes and Amazon.

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Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

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Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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