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Video: Owiny Sigoma Band 'Nyiduonge Drums'

Watch Owiny Sigoma Bands' concert footage video for the highly hypnotic "Nyiduonge Drums"


The pitched-up synth and beat progression in Owiny Sigoma Band's "Niyudonge Drums" puts you in a slightly-dazed and highly hypnotic trance until the whole thing reaches its climax around the 2-minute mark. Watch the sepia-tinged video for the track, featuring splices of the band's live festival shows, below and find it on the limited edition Owiny Techno 12" at the Brownswood StoreJuno RecordsPiccadilly Records. For more from Owiny Sigoma check out our exclusive stream and interview with the band.

Interview

Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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