Events

Baloji Announces North American Tour Dates

Baloji's North American 2011 tour dates

Belgian/Congolese rapper Baloji, who charmed and rocked crowds in NYC this past summer with his seamless blend of traditional African music and hip-hp, has announced dates for a North American tour (see below). For those of you who have not yet heard the French-speaking MC and his band, check out the video for "Independence Cha-Cha" after the jump, and visit Baloji on the web right here.


June 30 - MONTREAL - Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

July 1 - MONTREAL - Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

July 2 - BROOKLYN - Weeksville Garden Party

July 3 - NYC - Summerstage Central Park –

July 6 - CLEVELAND - TBA

July 7 - CHICAGO - Millenium Park Music Without Borders

July 8 - MADISON - Free Festival

July 9 - CHICAGO - Old Town School of Folk Music

July 12 - QUEBEC - Festival d'Eté de Québec

July 13 - QUEBEC - Festival d'Eté de Québec

July 14 - OTTAWA - TBA

Music

The 8 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Rema, BLK JKS, Tkay Maidza, Ayra Starr and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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