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Faarrow Finds the Perfect Girl Anthem for the Summer with ‘Lost’

Somali-sister duo Faarrow return with same sound, but a new hit in "Lost."

After a three-year hiatus of “obstacles and setbacks,” Somali-sister duo Faarrow graces the scene to deliver a pop-anthem for the summer.


“You can say what you want about me/ The more you talk I'mma bend my knees/ Prayin' to the good Lord / ‘Help me, please!’/ Why these people out here blocking me?/ I'm just tryna hit the lottery,” the first verse rings in.

The two sisters, Iman and Siham Hashi whose names in Arabic mean "faith" and "arrow" respectively, (hence ‘Farrow’) are Somali refugees born in Mogadishu before having moved to Toronto.

They became the first female artists of Somali-descent to sign a major record deal with a major U.S. label when they signed a deal with Universal Motown.

The duo made waves in 2013 with the release of their first single “Run the World,” which showed the sisters dancing to a jazz-infused pop track. ‘Lost’ serves as a continuation of their confident and colorful sound.

You can watch Faarrow’s "Run The World" below.

 

 

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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