Audio

Video: DJ Spoko 'Cucumba'

Watch an African dance music video from South African kwaito producer DJ Spoko.


South African producer DJ Spoko's been fermenting his own "bacardi house" production style for years now, honing his engineering skills under shangaan electro mastermind Nozinja and, most famously, helping craft the drum pattern behind DJ Mujava's massive hit "Township Funk." He's now readying the release of his Ghost Town EP from indie boutique label True Panther. Watch a video for Spoko's jolting percussion-heavy "Cucumba" below and check out his previously featured remix of Sun Airway and Grave Mix.

News Brief
Photo credit should read SEYLLOU/AFP via Getty Images

Senegal Denies Release of Former Chadian President Hissène Habré

The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Wild Cape Town Fire Mostly Contained

A 35-year-old man has reportedly been arrested on charges of arson. This, after firefighters had been battling to put out the Cape Town fire that caused extensive damage.