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Watch Black Coffee's Beautiful Video For 'Wish You Were Here'

Featuring SA vocalist Msaki.

South African star producer and DJ Black Coffee rolls through with this striking new visual for "Wish You Were Here," his 2018 single alongside Msaki.

The soft and uplifting track gets paired with a new music video that shows different couples and lovers who have to live apart. It was filmed across South Africa. It was directed by Adriaan Louw and produced by The Swank Group.


Late last year, we spoke extensively with Black Coffee about his desire to push African music to the world, and much more, during which the star producer dropped some gems.

Read: Our Exclusive Interview With Black Coffee About Pushing African Music Forward

"One thing that is always clear is music, when it's African it is African," Black Coffee mentioned in that interview. "We still have the power and it's something they can't just duplicate, that is ours."

Speaking of its international appeal, he mentioned that "It would be nice to hear African music on the peak hour set, where it's not boxed into a small section."

He also spoke about his positive outlook on this production. "Music is a positive thing. It goes where religion and politics can't. It's very important to always carry that."

Check out Black Coffee's new music video for "Wish You Were Here," featuring Msaki, below.

Black Coffee - Wish You Were Here feat. Msaki (Official Video) [Ultra Music] youtu.be

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In Conversation with Candice Chirwa: 'Menstruation is More than Just Bleeding for Seven Days.'

South African activist Candice Chirwa, the 'Minister of Menstruation', speaks to us about what a period-positive world looks like, the challenges menstruators face even in 2020 and her important advocacy work with QRATE.

It's 2020, and naturally, tremendous advancements have been made across various spheres of society. From the prospect of self-driving cars and drones delivering medicines to rural areas to comparatively progressive politics and historic "firsts" for many disenfranchised groups, we've certainly come a long way. However, in the midst of all that progress, there is still one issue which continues to lag behind considerably and consistently, particularly in less developed countries: menstruation.

Candice Chirwa is a young Black woman on a mission to fiercely change the disempowering narratives and taboos that still shroud the issue of menstruation. The 24-year-old South African activist, who is endearingly known as the "Minister of Menstruation" on social media, wants young girls and women to not only accept but embrace their bodies fully in a society that insists on speaking in hushed tones about a perfectly normal biological process. Both Chirwa's research and advocacy work with the UN and her award-winning NGO, QRATE, has focused on dispelling common myths about menstruating, removing the shame and stigma around it and giving menstruators the knowledge and tools they need to navigate their world through impactful workshops.

And when Chirwa isn't collaborating with Lil-Lets, one of the biggest sanitary product brands on the continent, or co-authoring a bad-ass book titled Perils of Patriarchy, she's dominating the TEDx stage and making sure that her audience, no matter how diverse or varied, leaves the room feeling comfortable and courageous enough to boldly shout the word "vagina".

We caught up with Chirwa to discuss what initially compelled her to become a "period-positive" activist, her continued advocacy work with QRATE and what kind of world she imagines for menstruators.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity.

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