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Audio: Batida 'Ngongo J'ami' + 'Yumbala' (A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire Remix)


Angola/Portugal's semba-kudurista producer Batida follows up his excellent LP with the thumping bass single "Ngongo J'ami." The celebratory track samples croons and guitar lines from 1970s Angolan music legend Carlos Lamartine. On the flip-side of the release is London group A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire's previously featured remix of Batida's foot-shaker "Yumbala." Grab this release on 7" and digital from Soundway Records.

[H/T Ghetto Bassquake]

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The Tanzanian government has announced a new programme aimed at addressing the plight of young girls who have been impacted by this discriminatory ban. Tanzania's Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Leonard Akwilapo said young girls will now be offered an opportunity to further their schooling at alternative colleges.

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