Film

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)"

Events

Join Us at Lot 45 For a Night of Music With DJs YB, AQ, & EPM

Come to An OkayAfrica Party.

Join us for a special night of culture and sounds curated and hosted by OkayAfrica at Lot 45 in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

An OkayAfrica Party will feature the sounds of standout afrobeat selector DJ YB, NYC-based South African-Guinean DJ AQ and EPM.

See you there!

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An OkayAfrica Party

DJs: DJ YB, AQ, EPM

July 19 at Lot 45

10pm - 4am

Free before 11pm with RSVP

Video

Watch Stonebwoy's New Video For 'Tuff Seed'

"People have to realize that they have to be mentally strong and they have to know that they are seeds."

Stonebwoy comes through with the new single, "Tuff Seed."

The uplifting Streetbeatz-produced single sees the Ghanaian star singing about remaining tough and strong when facing life's issues. The accompanying music video for "Tuff Seed" was directed Adasa Cookey.

Stonebwoy recently stopped by Ebro Darden Apple Music Beats 1 radio show to talk about the new single. During that interview he also revealed that he has a new album coming in 2020.

"This story is an emotional one to me with everything that has been happening. I sat back and I got this inspiration," Stonebwoy mentioned in that interview. "People have to realize that they have to be mentally strong and they have to know that they are seeds. No matter what people do to them, or what they go through, they have to get down there, they have to be buried to grow into trees to grow fruit. This is a very inspirational song."

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News Brief
Image courtesy of ROK Studios.

CANAL+ Group Has Acquired Top Nollywood Studio ROK To Boost Original Content Development

This a huge feat for the 4-year-old Nigerian start-up.

ROK, Africa's leading film studio and international TV network, has been acquired by top French film and television studio, CANAL+ Group, for an undisclosed amount to boost original content development.

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