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Baloji x Boiler Room Performance at Studio Africa

Watch Baloji's performance for Boiler Room x Studio Africa and download the mix from the set.


Here's another video that's popped up online from the Boiler Room x Studio Africa event series, this time it comes in the shape Okayafrica favorite Baloji's live set. Backed by a three-man live outfit, Baloji shows off his vocal talent and musical arrangements to bring some fresh energy to the party. Baloji's Congolese-inspired compositions really get some shine in a live performance setting, and this sweat-breaking set is no exception. Watch the full performance above, download the mix below, and check back for more video from the series.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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