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Audio: Petite Noir 'Till We Ghosts/The Dance'


Petite Noir is the solo project of South African Yannick Ilunga, lead singer of Cape Town electropop outfit Popskarr and member of The Capital of Cool collective. "Till We Ghosts/The Dance," the first single off his upcoming EP, couples dark electronic tendencies with bursts of jangly guitars and tribal percussion creating a sound Petite Noir self-dubs "noir wave."  Stream and grab it below.

Interview

Malian Rapper Ami Yerewolo Rises Against All Odds

Ami Yerewolo reflects on her hard-won rap career, new album AY and why she insists on creating support spaces for young female rappers in Mali and beyond.

"No one is a prophet in his or her own land!" This is an accurate way to describe Ami Yerewolo's career to a tee. The Malian rapper's music has not always been popular in her home country, where female rappers are generally frowned upon. Instead, it has taken off abroad. Yerewolo's upbeat sound mixes traditional Malian elements with fast drums, contemporary beats and significant lyrics that compel listeners to reflect on life — all of which makes her songs carry a universal appeal. Her new album, AY (titled after the rapper's initials) has just been released by the label Othentiq.

Yerewolo shares her frank thoughts below...

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