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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.

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