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Audio: Buraka Som Sistema 'Zouk Flute' [Download]

Download Buraka Som Sistema's zouk bass single "Zouk Flute"


We asked Buraka Som Sistema to break down the whole Zouk Bass thing just a few days ago. If you missed it, its a new genre-tag for screwed, electronic reworks of 80s French Antillean zouk music. Buraka say they created it ('appropriated' might be a better word), a track by Deejay Kuimba sparked it, a lot of soundcloud-heads are into it and others not so much. Here's Buraka's sonic definition of what Zouk Bass is. Download "Zouk Flute" below.

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Interview: In The Beginning Was Manana

Manana on his debut album 'In The Beginning Was The End', a relatable love story narrated backwards.

Ndumiso Manana had just purchased a microphone to complete his home studio setup when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a hard lockdown in 2020.

Unable to tour with his Seba Kaapstad family due to travel restrictions implemented as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, he did what many musicians in his circles, and around the world, were doing: he diverted his attention to something else.

In his case, the diversion led to one of 2020's most beguiling releases, In The Beginning Was The End, an album so perfect, so polished yet raw; so whole yet sparse; so sophisticated yet, strangely, relatable.

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Several Cultural Figures Sign Petition Supporting Ghana's LGBT Community

Naomi Campbell, Idris Elba, Edward Enninful and several others have signed a petition calling on Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo to support and protect the LGBT community which is under continued targeting.