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CMJ South African Showcase W/ Christian Tiger School & Beatenberg

The CMJ South African Showcase featuring Christian Tiger School, Beatenberg, and Yolanda is Tuesday, October 21, at Hotel Chantelle in NYC.


New York City's annual CMJ Music Marathon is just upon us. This year SA is represented with CMJ's very first (to our knowledge) South African Showcase, featuring Cape Town indie-pop darlings Beatenberg, Yolanda, and CT beatsmith duo Christian Tiger School (last time the guys were in NYC they recorded one of our favorite tracks of 2013, their "Spanish Robin Williams" collab with Bilal and Worlds Fair for our Player Xchange series). The show is $10 at the door (free with CMJ badge), and hits on Tuesday, October 21st, at Hotel Chantelle (92 Ludlow St). While they're in town, Christian Tiger School will be speaking at NYU and doing a recording for NYU music students. Head to CMJ for a full schedule of events and stay tuned for more news on CTS x NYC.

>>>Download Africa In Your Earbuds #24: Christian Tiger School

>>>Download Africa In Your Earbuds #33: Beatenberg

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Secretary to Cabinet, Simon Miti confirmed that the head of state experienced sudden dizziness during a commemoration ceremony in Lusaka on Sunday.

"His Excellency the President of The Republic of Zambia Dr Edgar Changwa Lungu, this afternoon experienced sudden dizziness while officiating the 45th Defence Force Day Commemoration and Investiture Ceremony. His Excellency recovered immediately and walked to the official car and returned to his residence at The State House," said Secretary to Cabinet Simon Miti in a statement.

This is not the first time the 64-year-old has collapsed during a public engagement. In 2015 President Lungu was rushed to hospital after collapsing during a Women's Day event, according to a report by The Mail and Guardian. After being discharged from Maina Soko Military Hospital in his home country, he was forced to receive specialist treatment in neighbouring South Africa.

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