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Audio: Bola 'Makamiba' (Lamin Fofana Remix)


Lamin Fofana twists up a jolting, miminal remix of Ghanaian kologo player Bola's "Makamiba." Experimental percussion and bubble loops abound as Lamin only subtly allows Bola's original kologo and vocals to reach the surface for air. The track can be found on Bola Remixes, out now via Awesome Tapes From Africa. Read OKP editor-in-chief Eddie STATS Fader piece on Bola. Stream Lamin's "Makamiba" remix below.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

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.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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