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Audio: The Very Best "Yalira (Douster Remix)" + Interview


Thanks to Eddie "STATS" over at The Fader's Ghetto Palms (not to be confused with his other other blog), we get a full update on the amazing, the fantastic, The Very Best. Find out more about the beginnings of TVB including Radioclit's initial description of Esau Mwamwaya: "he's like the African Phil Collins!" Also check out what Hugo (one half of Radioclit) has to say about the evolution of TVB, and where they are today, in an exclusive interview.  Stats also puts us on to the release of a remix LP of The Very Best's debut offering, Warm Heart of Africa (a staple OKA fave), available in the states today!

Listen + download "Yalira (Douster remix)" by The Very Best.  Then head over to Ghetto Palms for the full scoop, including plenty of music.

The Very Best, "Yalira (Douster Remix)" by The FADER

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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