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London Afrobeat Collective x Captain Planet 'Prime Minister'

Captain Planet turns in a stellar remix of London Afrobeat Collective's single "Prime Minister"


We've been fans of Captain Planet's production works since his 'gumbo funk' vinyl flips, Thomas Mapfuno remixes and other stellar output. This time, Captain Planet sent us over his infectious take on London Afrobeat Collective, a 10-piece ensemble lead by vocalist Funke Adeleke. L.A.C.'s latest single "Prime Minister" injects political commentary over a swaying afrobeat progression. Stream full-length and radio edits of the original and Captain Planet's solid remix below and grab a pre-order of the release on Bandcamp.

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News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

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