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Mirel Wagner 'Is This What Love Looks Like'

Listen to Mirel Wanger's new African music single 'Is This What Love Looks Like.'


Finnish/Ethiopian singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner returns to haunt more bluesy spirits with her new single "Is This What Love Looks Like." It's been just over a year since Okayafrica sat down with Mirel to discuss the release of her bare-boned and beautiful self-titled US debut on Friendly Fire. In her latest track, "Is This What Love Looks Like," the folkstress sounds wise beyond her years. Gritty in the face of poisoned love, Mirel spins a soft spoken tale that forgoes voice level in favor of a feeling to could direct souls to the highest destinations. Be prepared for the subtleness of this beauty to loom inside your thoughts and ears. Stream Mirel Wagner's "Is This What Love Looks Like" below.

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Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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