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Video: Zap Mama x Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble 'Walk On By'

Watch Zap Mama perform a rendition of Isaac Hayes' "Walk On By" with The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson ensemble in LA.


Queen songstress Zap Mama recently lent her harmonious pipes to The Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble for a heartfelt rendition of Issac Hayes' "Walk On By" at That 70s Soul concert in LA. The singer — forever an Okayplayer for her collabos on Electric Circus, Things Fall Apart, and Worldwide Underground amongst plenty others — expertly tip-toed around the arrangement at first, slowly building up to a culmination full of her signature African-rooted vocal inflections. Watch below and download the track over at ArtDontSleep for the price of an e-mail.

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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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