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Listen to Falz' New Fela Kuti-Sampling Album 'Moral Instruction'

The Nigerian rapper's new album is here.

Falz has just dropped his brand new album, Moral Instruction.

As the title implies, the new record follows the rapper as he tackles several topics dealing with Nigeria's social ills and issues with political & social awareness throughout its nine tracks.

The album notably samples Fela Kuti, who was undoubtedly outspoken about similar issues himself, in some of its standout songs.

"Johnny" flips Fela's "J.J.D. (Johnny Just Drop)," "Follow Follow" samples the afrobeat king's scathing attack on the Nigerian military "Zombie," "Amen" features elements from the hit "Coffin For Head of State" and "E No Finish" interpolates "Army Arrangement."

Additionally, the cover art for Moral Instruction was crafted by Nigerian artist and longtime Fela collaborator Lemi Ghariokwu—the man behind many of Fela Kuti's iconic covers.

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You Need to Hear Amaal's 'Not What I Thought'

A gem of a release by this rising artist from the white pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Amaal is a Somali-Canadian singer whose latest offering, "Not What I Thought," has us entranced.

In her new single, the Toronto-based songwriter pairs hazy R&B; soundscapes with melancholic lyrics about a relationship that's come to an end.

It's a captivating song that's only improved by its Sean Brown-directed music video, which follows Amaal to the foggy beaches, waterfalls and green landscapes of Iceland.

Both the track and video are a gem of a release by this rising artist from the white pearl of the Indian Ocean, as her bio describes (as Mogadishu was known prior to the civil war).

Check out the music video for "Not What I Thought" below. You can stream & purchase the song here.

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Listen to Ibibio Sound Machine's Disco-Influenced Single 'Tell Me (Doko Mien)'

The band are also announcing a new album, Doko Mien, out March 22 on Merge Records.

For years now, Ibibio Sound Machine have been skillfully blending electronic sounds with West African influences, often taking cues from '70s West African disco.

The UK-based group, which is fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams, is now sharing their latest single "Tell Me (Doko Mien,)" the first taste we hear from their newly-announced upcoming album, the follow-up to 2017's Uyai.

Doko Mien, which means "tell me" in Ibibio, will also be the title of that new album which is due March 22 from Merge Records.

"Music is a universal language, but spoken language can help you think about what makes you emotional, what makes you feel certain feelings, what you want to see in the world," mentions Eno Williams.

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