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Listen to BLK JKS’ New Single Featuring Morena Leraba

BLK JKS team up with Morena Leraba in new single from the band's upcoming album.

Ten years since the release of their 2009 debut album After Robots, the alternative South African band BLK JKS release a single to their upcoming album. "Harare" features Lesotho artist Morena Leraba whose music is highly inspired by the Lesotho genre famo.


"Harare" is an atlas of genres including rock, folk, electronic and of course famo, among others.

Morena Leraba recently told the Mail & Guardian about the song's lyrics:

"The lyrics came naturally. The whole migration thing, people tell you what they go through working in South Africa without proper documentation. It's a big topic in the famo scene."

The song started taking shape in 2011. The band's drummer Tshepang Ramoba shared with the newspaper that the song was inspired by a performance the group delivered in Harare, Zimbabwe. The drummer recalls the Harare crowd braving the rain during their set on the day.

Ramoba met Leraba in 2017 and a recording session they had led to the lyrics of "Harare."

BLK JKS released their debut album After Robots in 2009. In 2019, the band is releasing a new album titled Abantu: Before Humans and "Harare" is the project's first single.

Stream "Harare" below:




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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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Interview: Meet Velemseni, Eswatini’s Queen of Soul

Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.