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Beats & Poetic Portraits of a Revolution


Poetic Portraits of a Revolution is a work produced by the Academy Award-winning documentary film organization Empowerment Project, who "sent three poets and a photographer/videographer to Egypt and Tunisia in the summer of 2011 to document people's stories about the popular uprisings in both countries through their art."

The project is presented in three forms: a theatrical performance, a poetic album featuring verses from Kane Smego,Will Mcinerney and Mohammad Moussa, as well as a collection of original beats by Apple Juice Kid (previous producer for Wale, Mos Def, Camp Lo). Stream a track and a poem below, you can hear/buy the full poetic and beat albums over at their site.

North Carolina: the theatrical performance of Poetic Portraits of a Revolution is debuting this week at the Carrboro Arts Center , catch it there and on its national tour this fall!

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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