News

Babatunde Shares Its Colorful 2015 Lookbook

Johannesburg-based accessories brand Babatunde shares a colorful lookbook for its 2015 collection of bucket hats, 5 panel caps and more

Johannesburg-based designer Gareth Cowden has announced a brand new colorful collection of accessories from his Babatunde brand, all of which boast a playful burst of patterns. The bucket hat makes a much appreciated appearance, as does the classic fitted cap and the flexible 5 panel cap. Also included in the mix are fun ties, vibrant umbrellas, funky laptop covers and updated lady cravats. Each piece in the collection was handmade in South Africa. Head to the Babatunde website to shop these pieces, and keep up with the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Music

11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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