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Boddhi Satva & James Germain's 'An Nou Ale' Is A Beautiful Pan-African Dance

Watch our premiere of the video for the Haitian and Senegal-influenced single "An Nou Ale."

Last December, Boddhi Satva took a trip to Port-Au-Prince, Haiti were he connected with some of the island's artists. One of those artists he worked with was singer James Germain, known as the creator of Kreol Mandingue.

The result of the artists' collaboration is "An Nou Ale" (Haitian creole for "Let's Go" or "Let's Go Together"), which sees the Central African Republic producer and Haitian singer link up with kora master N'Faly Kouyate.


Boddhi Satva describes the song as "a tribute to the Divine feminine Energy living within us all and being the necessary glue to Unity between Black and Brown people around the globe. A necessary Energy to also keep together the spirit of pan-Africanism."

We're now premiering the music video for the track, which was shot and directed by Gilles Geekk in Brussels with art direction from Najwa Borro. The hypnotizing music video follows four dancers as they swerve their way across a beautiful home.

"The video is a true tribute to African traditions including special symbolic pieces of African history never before used in a music video," Boddhi mentions to OkayAfrica. "The Dance Spoons of the Dan people (from the Ivory Coast) and Belly masks (of the Makonde people of Tanzania). All pieces carefully chosen by Borro to emphasize the importance of the divine feminine energy and how it connects both woman and man spiritually."

Watch the music video for "An Nou Ale" below.






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Watch Boddhi Satva's New Video For 'Muasi Na Ngai'

We premiere the Portugal-shot video for this new single featuring Badi and Kaysha.

Central African DJ and producer Boddhi Satva is known for his Afrohouse style of 'Ancestral Soul,' a blend of traditional rhythms with soul and electronic music.

The producer is back today with a new music video for "Muasi Na Ngai," which translates to 'my woman' in Lingala. The single sees him pairing up with Belgian rapper Badi and Congolese singer Kaysha, both acts that he's collaborated with before, for a song that blends French, English, and Lingala lyrics.

The new video, which we're premiering here today, was shot in Portugal and celebrates black beauty and womanhood.

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Boddhi Satva & Badi's Video For 'Kitendi' Is A Black Vintage Fashion Dream

"The art direction and wardrobe give a hybrid mixture of styling eras with a forward-thinking approach," says Boddhi Satva.

Central African DJ and producer Boddhi Satva is sharing the new video for “Kitendi,” featuring Congolese-Belgian rapper Badi—a track that sees the MC flex over paralyzing kicks and bass lines.

The video, which we are premiering here today, was art directed by London-based dandies Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh of ACF with vintage styling by Amah Ayivi. 

It showcases the lovely people at Café Barge in Paris with flashes of of legendary African musicians such as Stervos Niarcos, Papa Wemba and Kester Emeneya who pioneered “La SAPE,” a fashion movement in the 60s.

“‘Kitendi,’” says Boddhi Satva, “took Badi and I out of our musical comfort zone. The art direction by Art Comes First and wardrobe by Marché Noir give a hybrid mixture of styling eras with a forward-thinking approach. Most importantly, this project is a 100% Pan African effort.”

Watch the Gilles Geek-directed video for “Kitendi” above.

 

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Watch the Hazy Music Video for Burna Boy's 'Secret' Featuring Jeremih and Serani

Burna Boy drops a new music video for a fan favorite from his Grammy-nominated album 'African Giant.'

Grammy-nominated Burna Boy shares the music for the latest single "Secret," a fan favorite from his seminal album African Giant.

The track, which features American singer Jeremih and Jamaican dancehall artist Serani, is arguably one of the album's most fun and memorable tracks. The song gets a hazy music video starring the three artists in various dimly-lit, monochromatic settings. The video was directed by David Camarena.

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Listen to J Hus' New Album 'Big Conspiracy'

The artist's highly-anticipated sophomore album features Burna Boy, Koffee and more.

J Hus is back. The heavyweight British-Gambian artist returns with his highly-anticipated sophomore album Big Conspiracy.

The 13-track album features the likes of Burna Boy, who joins the artist on the upbeat track "Play Play," as well as buzzing Jamaican artist Koffee who appears on the track "Repeat," one of the album's clear standouts.

It also features a new artist by the name of iceè tgm on three tracks. Some fans have speculated that the mysterious artist is J Hus' sister. The album includes the previously released single 'Must Be,' which he dropped in November of last year.

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