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Afro-Colombian Teen Witch Drama 'Siempre Bruja' Is Set To Premiere on Netflix February 2019

Watch the announcement clip featuring the series' star Angely Gaviria.

Back in October, Netflix shook the internet revealing a new drama series featuring a badass Afro-Colombian bruja.

Now we can mark our calendars to commence the binging. Siempre Bruja (Always a Witch) will be available to watch on Netflix on February 1, 2019, Shadow and Act reports.


In the series we'll meet Carmen, a young black bruja who time travels to avoid being burned at the stake in 1646 Cartagena, Colombia. We'll follow her as she adjusts to the city's modern life in the present day.

Siempre Bruja is based on the novel by author Isidora Chacon, Yo, Bruja. Production commenced this past summer and will have 10, 1-hour episodes in its first season.

Watch the magical announcement clip below, featuring actor Angela Gaviria, who plays Carmen in the series.

Siempre Bruja: Always a Witch | Date Announcement [HD] | Netflix youtu.be

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Interview: AYLØ Bridges His Music & Universe In the 'Clairsentience' EP

The Nigerian artist talks about trusting your gut feelings, remedying imposter syndrome and why our identity is best rooted in who we are, rather than what we do.

AYLØ's evolution as an artist has led him to view sensitivity as a gift. As the alté soundscape in the Nigerian scene gains significant traction, his laser focus cuts through the tempting smokescreen of commercial success. AYLØ doesn't make music out of need or habit. It all boils down to the power of feeling. "I know how I can inspire people when I make music, and how music inspires me. Now it's more about the message."

Clairsentience, the title of the Nigerian artist's latest EP, is simply defined as the ability to perceive things clearly. A clairsentient person perceives the world through their emotions. Contrary to popular belief, clairsentience isn't a paranormal sixth sense reserved for the chosen few, our inner child reveals that it's an innate faculty that lives within us before the world told us who to be.

Born in 1994 in Benin City, Nigeria, AYLØ knew he wanted to be a musician since he was six-years-old. Raised against the colorful backdrop of his dad's jazz records and the echoes of church choirs from his mother's vast gospel collections, making music isn't something anyone pushed him towards, it organically came to be. By revisiting his past to reconcile his promising future, he shares that, "Music is about your experiences. You have to live to write shit. Everything adds up to the music."

Our conversation emphasized the importance of trusting your gut feelings, how to remedy imposter syndrome and why our identity is best rooted in who we are, rather than what we do,

This interview has been edited for purposes of brevity and clarity.

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