DJ Spoko 'African Warriors ft. Fela Kuti' [Premiere]

Stream DJ Spoko's "African Warriors," featuring a sample from Fela Kuti's "Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense."

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SA's beatwork maestro DJ Spoko takes on the afrobeat soundscape of Fela Kuti in "African Warriors," a new loose single which sees the producer sampling Fela's 1986 "Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense." For the revisit, Spoko isolates and speeds-up the original's percussion rhythms, bringing them into his frenzied 'bacardi house' production world of pitched-up synthesizers & kwaito-influenced patterns. Spoko is on the heels on having just dropped the expansive 20-track War God LP, which you can grab over here. Stream DJ Spoko's "African Warriors" featuring Fela Kuti below, no better way to commemorate Felabration day than with a high-octane ode to afrobeat's drums.

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South African Military Ends Controversial Ban on Hijabs

The South African National Defence Force has ended its longstanding ban on hijabs. This follows the recent court victory of Major Fatima Isaacs who was fired for wearing a hijab.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has reportedly ended their longstanding ban on hijabs, this according to IOL. The move comes just after Major Fatima Isaacs, a Muslim woman, won her two-year court case following her dismissal from the military for wearing a hijab. Th SANDF has reportedly amended its military religious dress policy—a win for Muslim women serving in the South African military.
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