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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.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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