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Clap! Clap! 'Tamboucanda' EP

Italian producer Clap! Clap! crafts his own brand off afro-dance music on the killer 'Tamboucanda' EP


Black Acre, the record label responsible for Romare's Meditations On Afrocentrism, have most recently introduced us to Clap! Clap! — the experimental  afro-electro project from Italian jazz musician Cristiano Crisci. Back in February Clap! Clap! dropped his Tambacounda EP, a collage of African audio samples, cow bells and heart racing drum beats which made it to NPR's Best Dance Tracks of the Month list. The EP's standout track "Elon Mentana" is a dubbed-out masterpiece which playfully toys with tempo and pitch, produced with the help of DJ Khalab (also one half of this audio-visual collaboration with Malian master of the talking drum Baba Sissoko). Tambacounda, which you can stream in full on the youtube channel below, is out now via Black Acre Records.

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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