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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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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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