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Bombino, Young Fathers & Fantastic Negrito At Central Park SummerStage [Okayafrica TV]

Okayafrica TV follows Tuareg guitarist Bombino, Young Fathers and Fantastic Negrito during their SummerStage show in NYC's Central Park.


Okayafrica and SummerStage recently got together to present Tuareg guitarist Bombino, Scottish-Liberian-Nigerian trio Young Fathers and Oakland’s Fantastic Negrito for a live show in New York City's Central Park. Okayafrica TV was there to capture the day's magic as the Niger-based Bombino and his band entranced the crowd with their psychedelic desert blues grooves, Young Fathers stormed through a set packed with heavy beats, rhymes and vocal harmonies, and Fantastic Negrito brought his black roots-blues rock gospel to the park. Watch our Okayafrica TV re-cap of the concert, featuring interviews with each of the performers on the philosophy behind their live sound, above.

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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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