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Dr Malinga and Kwesta’s New Song ‘Indlela’ Is The Collaboration You Didn’t Know You Needed

What do you get when you put two of South Africa's top hitmakers on one song?

Kwesta pretty much ran 2018, and it was all through guest verses he lent to a diverse array of artists such as Stogie T, Mlindo The Vocalist, Dee XCLSV, Vetkuk vs Mahoota, ChianoSky, Maphorisa, and a whole lot more. This year, the East Rand rapper is clearly not planning on stopping.


House music stalwart Dr Malinga's latest single "Indlela" comes with yet another stellar Kwesta verse. Who could have predicted this collaboration?

Read: Kwesta Ran the Charts This Year—and That's Just Counting Features

"Indlela" is a mid-tempo house joint that references 80s and 90s South African pop, as is usually the case with Dr Malinga's hits. The song is produced by the ever-diverse Alie Keys, whose sound you are familiar with if you've listened to Cassper Nyovest's last two albums, Thuto and Short and Sweet.

What do you get when you put two of the country's top hitmakers on one song? The answer's obvious, but time will tell if "Indlela" will catch on as it's poised to.

Download "Indlela" here and stream it below:




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What to Watch at Home During Coronavirus Shutdown: ARRAY's New Digital African Film Series

The film platform, from director Ava DuVernay, is hosting a weekly movie-viewing experience for the "global online community of cinephiles."

If you're looking for African films to dive into while at home during the coronavirus outbreak, a new digital series from award-winning director Ava DuVernay's film collective ARRAY is a great place to start. The multi-media platform and arts collective is launching its #ARRAYMatinee series, and each film will be available for viewing here.

#ARRAYMatinee is a virtual movie-viewing experience that will screen a string of the collective's previously released independent films from Africa and the diaspora. The weekly series begins on Wednesday, April 1 with a viewing of the 2015 South African coming-of-age film Ayanda. "Viewers will take a cinematic journey to the international destinations and cultures featured in five films that were released via the ARRAY Releasing independent film distribution collective that amplifies that work of emerging filmmakers of color and women of all kinds," says the platform in a press release. To promote a communal viewing experience, viewers are also encouraged to have discussions on Twitter, using the hashtag #ARRAYMatinee.

The five-part series will run weekly until May 13, and also includes films from Liberia, Ghana, and Grenada. See the full viewing schedule below with descriptions from ARRAY, and visit ARRAY's site at the allotted times to watch.

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