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BLK JKS' Never-Before-Heard 'Nare'

Download a never-before-heard demo track from BLK JKS entitled 'Nare.'


Photo by Liam Lynch

It's been a minute since we've heard from BLK JKS. That's not to say the guys haven't been busy since they've left their label home at Secretly Canadian. A few months back guitarist Mpumi Mcata brought BLK JKS SNDSYSTM (a side DJ project along with drummer Tshepang Ramoba) to NYC for our Okayafrica Soundclash. Ramoba has also been raking in syrupy smooth production credits as Moonchild's trusty collaborator. But alas, down one member (frontman Linda Buthelezi) and up a new trumpeter (Tebogo Seitei) and saxophonist/keyboardist (Hlubi Vakalisa), a newly incarnated BLK JKS have new music for us. Accompanying an interview in today's Mail & Guardian, the band has released a never-before-heard demo track entitled "Nare," a ten minute experimental lullaby of soundscapes and instrumentals produced by Ramoba. Though there's still no news of any upcoming albums to report on, "Nare" is a much welcomed taste of BLK JKS' evolving sound. Listen/download the new demo below.

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The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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