Bayaka Music From The Central African Republic

The music of the Bayaka people is featured in the upcoming feature film Oka! (no relation, we're still waiting on that OKA movie pitch)  which follows ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno's three-decade stay among Central African Republic's hunter-gatherers.

For the film's soundtrack, Chris Berry set up a multi-track recording rig and worked with the Bayaka to create songs out of what is generally an improvised and transient practice. Stream and download the striking "Yetoo's Dream" below.

[audio:|titles="Yetoo's Dream" by Oka! Sountrack]

>>>Stream: "Yetoo's Dream" from Oka! Soundtrack

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Wizkid Spoils Fans By Dropping the Music Video For 'No Stress'

Oh, you thought he was done for the day?

All in a day's work! Nigerian superstar Wizkid is climbing his way further and further up the charts (and our lists of favourites) by releasing visuals to accompany track "No Stress," off of his freshly released album Made In Lagos.

It's hard not to move to the track on its own, and now we have a plethora of beautiful African women to virtually jam out with. The release of the second single off the high anticipated MIL album comes as Wizkid toyed with fans by simply tweeting "No Stress."

So far, the album has amassed over a million streams in under 24 hours on Boomplay. The 14-track album features music heavy weights including Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Terri.

The album was originally meant to drop two weeks ago, but with the political and social terror occurring presently in his home country Nigeria, Wizkid chose to delay it.

Watch the music video for "No Stress" by Wizkid below.

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