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Watch Alsarah & The Nubatones' Cairo-Shot Video For 'Habibi Taal'

Watch East African retro pop group Alsarah & The Nubatones Cairo-shot video for "Habibi Taal."


"Habibi Taal" is the lead track off East African retro pop group Alsarah & The Nubatones' nostalgic Silt, an album crafted out of the influences of 1960s & 70s Nubian music. The Egypt-shot video for the track follows the band's Sudanese frontwoman Alsarah around Cairo as she digs for records, performs in living rooms & concert halls, and immerses herself in the city. "This is a traditional song from central Sudan that is a part of the women's musical tradition, Aghani Albanat, performed at weddings and other social gatherings," Alsarah explains. "Traditionally these songs are written and performed by women and are one of the few spaces that allow women to publicly express their feelings towards a romantic interest. And so, they have a tendency to be very simple flirty love songs with the sole purpose of making you dance." Watch the video for "Habibi Taal" below and look out for Silt Remixed — which includes reworks from Captain Planet, Boddhi Satva and Djeff  —due Oct 21 from Wonderwheel Recordings.

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Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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