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The Happy Show's Vintage Afro-Funk Mix 'African Beach Time Selection'

Hear Gazelle and Findlay Brown's 'African Beach Time Selection', a nostalgic mix of 1970s Afro-funk and psychedelia.


The last we heard from DJing duo The Happy Show they were busy spinning tracks at the Okayafrica Soundclash joined by the likes of SinkaneBLKJKSSNDSYSTM and Chief Boima.

Capetown/NY based Xander Ferreira aka Gazelle and UK crooner Findlay Brown (the minds and ears behind The Happy Show) have resurfaced with their nostalgic African Beach Time Selection, an eclectic mix of afro-funk and psychedelic rock from the 70s. Picking gems from classic compilations like 'The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria' and 'Next Stop Soweto,' the niche DJ duo who throw retro afro-funk parties in NYC's Chinatown are unearthing the psychedelic sounds of 70s Soweto and Nigeria à la Awesome Tapes From Africa.

The mix boasts tracks from greats like legendary afro-folk singer Bongos Ikwue and South African psych funk band The Toreadors.  Listen to this blend of afro-beat rock drums, synth organ sounds and Hendrix-esque guitar solos below and stay tuned for news on any forthcoming The Happy Show parties.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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