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Audio: Branko of Buraka Som Sistema's 'Drums Slums & Hums' [Mixtape]

Download Buraka Som Sistema mainforce Branko's "Drums, Slums & Hums" mixtape featuring Zebra Katz, Okmalumkoolkat and others.


Buraka Som Sistema mainforce Branko's been branching out from his group's initial kuduro sounds and recent zouk bass mutations towards a more refined club electronica — he still keeps the injections of global rhythms and artists, but utilizes them in subtle ways. Stream his new mixtape Drums Slums & Hums, which boasts features from Roses Gabor, Zebra Katz, Okmalumkoolkat, Njena Reddd Foxxx, Nastio Mosquito, and more, below. Download it over at Branko's official site.

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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