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Batida Shares The Visuals For 'Tá Doce'

Angolan-Portuguese artist Batida releases the new visuals for "Tá Doce," his third single off his latest album 'Dois.'


Portuguese-Angolan producer Batida has released a new video for his bouncy, percussion-laden track "Tá Doce," the third single from his latest album Dois. "Tá Doce" boasts an intensely rhythmic beat infused with bold afro-house and kuduro elements. The colorful track also features a sample of The Clash's "Ghetto Defendant," as well as spoken word by Portuguese slam poetry artist AF DiaphraThe video — directed by Pedro CoquenãoVasco Mendes and Natália Alves — was shot in Batida's hometown of Lisbon and follows two young kids as they spend the day skateboarding, sifting through records, having a jam session, and exploring the city. View the fun and lighthearted visuals for "Tá Doce" below. Also, be sure to catch Batida at one of the many shows he'll be playing this summer, dates are listed below.

Interview

Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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