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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

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

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The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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