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Download Okayafrica Radio x Radio Lily w/ Chief Boima [7.6.13]

Download the second Okayafrica Radio x Radio Lily w/ African music DJ Chief Boima.


Just like we promised, the second stream of Okayafrica Radio X Radio Lily w/ resident DJ, Chief Boima is up and ready for ya’ll to groove to. In case you missed it, Chief Boima tore it up, covering the whole globe as he mixed in everything from South African house to Parisian grooves influenced by the motherland. Make sure you tune in this Saturday 7/13 from 8-10PM EST to hear what Okayafrica Radio X Radio Lily will move you with next!

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11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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