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Christian Tiger School Take Over Johannesburg

We talk to Christian Tiger School about South African music, and their "mega smoothie sound" in downtown Johannesburg.


Psychedelic electronic hip hop dream team Luc Veermeer and Sebastian Zanasi took time between sets in downtown Johannesburg to tell us about the blessed birth of their group Christian Tiger School, the nutty things on their collective mind, and what they hope the coming years will bring them. Already fire on Cape Town's music scene, we saw them warm up the Jozi crowd to their ethereal synth melodies and classic era boom baps. For more on CTS check out their "Africa In Your Earbuds" mixtape here and stream their latest LP Third Floor here.

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*BONUS: During our interview, Christian Tiger School posted up in front of pieces from "The Long Wait" by well-known South African street artist Faith 47. See more photos here.

Video Credits:

Producer + Editor: Allison Swank

Videographers: Dylan Valley + Antoinette Engel

Animation: Roberto Colombo

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Join Us at Lot 45 For a Night of Music With DJs YB, AQ, & EPM

Come to An OkayAfrica Party.

Join us for a special night of culture and sounds curated and hosted by OkayAfrica at Lot 45 in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

An OkayAfrica Party will feature the sounds of standout afrobeat selector DJ YB, NYC-based South African-Guinean DJ AQ and EPM.

See you there!

RSVP HERE FOR FREE ENTRY BEFORE 11PM

Photo: Tiph / @nerdscarf

An OkayAfrica Party

DJs: DJ YB, AQ, EPM

July 19 at Lot 45

10pm - 4am

Free before 11pm with RSVP

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Watch Stonebwoy's New Video For 'Tuff Seed'

"People have to realize that they have to be mentally strong and they have to know that they are seeds."

Stonebwoy comes through with the new single, "Tuff Seed."

The uplifting Streetbeatz-produced single sees the Ghanaian star singing about remaining tough and strong when facing life's issues. The accompanying music video for "Tuff Seed" was directed Adasa Cookey.

Stonebwoy recently stopped by Ebro Darden Apple Music Beats 1 radio show to talk about the new single. During that interview he also revealed that he has a new album coming in 2020.

"This story is an emotional one to me with everything that has been happening. I sat back and I got this inspiration," Stonebwoy mentioned in that interview. "People have to realize that they have to be mentally strong and they have to know that they are seeds. No matter what people do to them, or what they go through, they have to get down there, they have to be buried to grow into trees to grow fruit. This is a very inspirational song."

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Image courtesy of ROK Studios.

CANAL+ Group Has Acquired Top Nollywood Studio ROK To Boost Original Content Development

This a huge feat for the 4-year-old Nigerian start-up.

ROK, Africa's leading film studio and international TV network, has been acquired by top French film and television studio, CANAL+ Group, for an undisclosed amount to boost original content development.

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