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Audio/Film: 'Family Talk' in Sierra Leone

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U.S.-based Catalyst for Peace, and organization that "seeks out and supports grassroots peace building.... from local practices and culture," has gathered several diaspora musicians for Wan Fambul/One Family.The album serves as a companion to the Fambul Tok (Krio for “family talk”) documentary and book on the "work of Fambul Tok in Sierra Leone that brings former adversaries, perpetrators, and victims together for community discussions in a traditional setting."

Featured in the album are some of our favorite artists, including "next generation of Turareg blues" Bombino, Vieux Farka Touré, Sierra Leone Refugee All-Stars, Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew,Saba Saba, and more. Stream Bombino's album cut "Ahoulaguine Akaline (I Greet My Country)" below. Grab Wan Fambul/One Family for a donation.

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Bombino "Ahoulaguine Akaline (I Greet My Country)"

Music

Listen to Tems' New EP 'If Orange Was A Place'

The buzzing Nigerian is also announcing her signing to Since '93/RCA Records and her placement as Apple Music's Up Next artist.

Tems is striking while the iron's hot and sharing her new 5-song EP, If Orange Was A Place.

The new release comes a few days after she dropped its lead single, "Crazy Tings," an addictive and bounce-heavy track produced by Ghanaian beatmaker GuiltyBeatz.

If Orange Was A Place also features a single guest appearance from American singer Brent Faiyaz — who lends his vocals to "Found" — and production from Jonah Christian. It was mixed and mastered by Spax.

The new EP comes alongside the news that Tems has signed to Since '93/RCA Records and been announced as Apple Music's latest Up Next artist.

Tems has been a highly-buzzing name in the last month with her feature on Drake's Certified Lover Boy, in which she appears on the song "Fountains," and for the massive popularity of her single alongside Wizkid, "Essence," which recently got a Justin Bieber remix.

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