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Audio: Spoek Mathambo "Put Some Red On It"- FREE


South African producer/DJ/rapper-singer/all-around-music-maker Spoek Mathambo was recently signed in the U.S. by Seattle label Sub Pop.  Thanks to our friends over at The Fader, we get the 1st track off his upcoming EP, "Put Some Red On It" below (FREE download!).  The off-kilter rhythms, heavy bass and low-fi sounding synths mesh with Spoek's unique off-key singing and fresh raps for a kind of addictive track. Word is the EP will also include a remix from label-mates Shabazz Palaces and a Telepathe remix. Keep it comin!

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How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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