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Audio: The Very Best 'Warm Heart of Africa (So Shifty Remix)'


The Very Best just spent some time in Kenya filming three new music videos for some long-awaited new tunes. Today, they're giving away Hamburg DJ So Shifty's calypso electronic remix of the Vampire Weekend-featuring sunshine jam "Warm Heart of Africa" (which you might've heard if you're a FIFA addict like some of us). Stream the remix below and download it for free over at their Facebook. Also, peep So Shifty's solid Azonto mix.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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