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Audio: El Hadj Noumoucounda

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Traditional vocalist/kora player/drummer El Hadj Noumoucounda is one of Senegal's most esteemed kora players. His acute musical sensibility, coupled with heartfelt vocals, take his improvisation skills to new heights. Watch El Hadj's intuitive and effortless plucking of strings in a kora-backed freestyle above and stream the gem "Banaya" below.

El Hadj, who has previously performed alongside respected international artist like Kymani Marley, Youssou Ndour, MC Solaar, Red Rats, & Lara Fabian, is currently raising funds to record an album through his Africa Unsigned campaign, head there for more info.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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