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Auntie Flo Flips An Ivorian Rhyme In 'Hey Don't Make Trouble'

London producer Auntie Flo flips an Ivorian rhyme in the 3-track "Hey Don't Make Trouble" EP


Glasgow/London producer Auntie Flo blends West African sounds with UK electronic music in his latest 3-track release Hey Don't Make Trouble (She's The Woman Of Your Boss). The lyrics are based on a well-known Ivorian rhyme and were suggested to the London-based DJ by Ivory Coast producer Raoul K., who "recognized the rhythm as similar to a traditional rhyme from Ivory Coast" and facilitated the recording sessions with vocalists from his home country. Stream the full release, which is available now from Permanent Vacation, and watch the video for "Hey Don't Make Trouble" below.

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#BlackOutEid​: Young Black Muslims Shine as They Celebrate Eid

Young Black Muslims have found creative ways to celebrate community and share their best Eid looks, even as they #StayAtHome.

Eid Mubarak to our Muslim fam! Today marks Eid al-Fitr, the official end of the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Despite things being a little different this year (on account of the current pandemic, of course) this hasn't stopped many from finding creative ways to fast, pray and connect with their community during these times. It certainly hasn't stopped young Black Muslims from participating in the virtual tradition known as #BlackOutEid while they continue to #StayAtHome.

#BlackOutEid is an annual celebration which highlights the diversity within the Muslim world. It began in 2015, when Aamina Mohamed created the hashtag to combat the erasure of Black people within the community. Since then, the hashtag has been used across social media with Black Muslims using it to share their sharpest Eid looks.

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