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Audio: Wanlov the Kubulor + King Ayisoba's Humanitarian Notes


Wanlov the Kubulor and King Ayisoba released these two tracks in support of HIV/AIDS non-profit Humanitarian Notes. King Ayisoba tackles a common sanitation issue over finger-plucked strings in "Wash Your Hands. While Wanlov, as per usual, keeps things off-kilter and sings from an impregnating sperm cell's perspective (for real) in "Mummy Please." Stream both tracks below and buy them from HN's Ghana Music Project.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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