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Chimurenga Renaissance Premiere The Zimbabwe-Shot Visuals For 'Don't'

Watch Chimurenga Renaissance's Harare art space music video for "Don't," off the Defenders of the Crusades EP.


Chimurenga Renaissance lead member Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire (also of Shabazz Palaces) raps from a sterile art space in the minimalist video for "Don't," a highlight off the group's Defenders of the Crusades EP from last year. Filmed at Harare's First Floor Gallery, the visuals alternate between Maraire rapping acapella and backed by snippets of the single's Dilla-influenced beat. If you missed it, Chimurenga Renaissance recently dropped the expansive Kudada Nekuva Munhu Mutema mixtape with the aid of Chief Boima. The band and Boima will also be playing together at Seattle's Barboza on March 4, tickets are available here. Watch the Zimbabwe-shot video for "Don't ft. OCnotes," premiering here, below.

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Interview: Lady Du, Amapiano’s Sultry-Voiced Superstar, Is Smashing The Glass Ceiling

In conversation with amapiano star Lady Du about her rise, spirituality and considering herself a kwaito queen.

Lady Du is currently one of the hottest voices in amapiano. Born into a family of musicians, her father DJ Choc and uncle DJ Zan D are reputable deejays and producers. Lady Du, real name Dudu Ngwenya, first learned how to play at the tender age of nine. Since then and during her early adult life, she had been trying to get a successful break into the music industry. Though she made songs with renowned producers such as DJ Clock, DJ Mshega and DJ Maphorisa (back when he still did gqom) in 2013, 2014 and 2018 respectively, her breakthrough only came under a year ago through the track "Superstar", alongside revered amapiano deejay and producer Mr JazziQ.

Lady Du's musical journey speaks to her resilience, and her success can rightfully be attributed to her perseverance. On "Superstar", Lady Du sings about aspiring to superstardom, even going as far as mentioning some South African celebrities that she looks up to! Today, her name is listed among the very stars she once mentioned on the track. Since 2020, she has collaborated with heavyweights like Oskido, Cassper Nyovest, Khuli Chana, Focalistic, De Mthuda, Josiah De Disciple, Busta 929, DBN Gogo and many others. Her signature sultry voice, which sometimes resembles that of a baby, can also be heard on some of amapiano's biggest smash hits like "Umsebenzi Wethu", "Dakiwe", "Catalia", "Woza", "GUPTA" and more.

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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.