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Premiere: Kae Sun 'Afriyie' [Album Stream]

Stream Ghanaian/Toronto singer Kae Sun's outstanding African music album "Afriyie."


Ghanaian/Canadian songwriter Kae Sun's sophomore effort Afriyie easily holds a spot on Okayafrica's most-anticipated releases of this year. After following the singer's trajectory from the get-go, it feels as though Kae Sun has reached his (current) creative apex in crafting modern pop songs with remnants of folk, soul and electronic influences.

“I’ve settled into a sound and vocal delivery that feels very true to me,” says Kae of his latest output, “there’s a real cohesive sound... The music is made with the intent to shift consciousness; not just to entertain, but... [as] a means of getting to something pure." Stream our premiere of Kae Sun's Afriyie, produced by Kae Sun and Science!, below — standout tracks include the previously featured "Ship And The Globe" and "When The Pot." Look for the album dropping digitally May 28 on iTunes and URBNET.

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Listen to Alicia Keys & Diamond Platnumz’ New Song ‘Wasted Energy’

The Tanzanian music icon and American star team up on the track from her new album, ALICIA.

Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz features on Alicia Keys' latest album titled, ALICIA.

Platnumz' influence is clear as the song, titled "Wasted Energy," is a far cry from what is usually expected from the "If I Ain't Got You" singer.

Taking cues and influence from reggae, afropop and the bongo flava that the Tanzanian star is known for, "Wasted Energy" speaks of a lover in a relationship with someone who intentionally ignores their needs and desires.

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