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Chimurenga Renaissance Share Zimbabwe-Shot Video For 'They Pray In Vain'

Watch the cinematic Zimbabwe-shot video for Chimurenga Renaissance's "They Pray In Vain"


Chimurenga Renaissance, the project from Shabazz Palaces‘ Tendai ‘Baba’ Maraire and Hussein Kalonji, recently shared the Zimbabwe-shot video for "They Pray In Vain," a highlight off their  debut riZe Vadzimu riZe LP. The cinematic Kyle Seago-directed visuals for the single cycle through slow spans of Maraire rapping in backyards with friends and driving around to the backdrop of some striking Zim scenery. Chimurenga Renaissance's debut full-length, a 14-track collection of hip-hop & electronic beats paired with ngoma, mbira and hosho instrumentation, is available now on vinyl/MP3 and custom wooden USB stick. Watch the music video for "They Pray In Vain" below.

Interview

Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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