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Fatoumata Diawara & Oliver Mtukudzi Will Play At BRIC House In Brooklyn This Spring

This coming April Brooklyn arts center BRIC House will put on shows by Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara and Zimbabwe's Oliver Mtukudzi.


Brooklyn arts institution BRIC House has revelead an exciting line-up of concerts for their Spring 2015 season. Most notably, their Spring season will feature performances from both Fatoumata Diawara and Oliver Mtukudzi amidst other noteworthy shows from the likes of Virginia singer/songwriter Matthew E. White and Cuban pianist/composer Omar Sosa. Malian singer Diawara, who previously played with The Roots at the Clinton Global Initiative and features as an actress in Timbuktu) will perform with her band at the BRIC House Ballroom on April 7. While the legendary Zimbabwean singer/songwriter Mtukudzi, who released his 62nd album this past fall, will also play the BRIC House Ballroom with his group The Black Spirits on April 21. Tickets for the Fatoumata Diawara concert can be found hereOliver Mtukudzi tickets can be found here

>>> See The Full BRIC House 2015 Line Up

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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