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Film: Kinshasa Superband - Congotronics vs. Rockers


Filmmaker Pierre Laffargue is putting the finishing touches on Kinshasa Superband: Creating Congotronics vs. Rockers. The documentary follows Congotronics vs. Rockers, a supergroup made up of Congolese bands Konono N°1 and Kasai Allstars and indie artists Deerhoof, Juana Molina, Wildbirds and Peacedrums, and Matt Mehlan from Skeletons. Watch a preview for the film above and stream some live cuts from the band below.

Congotronics vs. Rockers Live by Crammed Discs

(via P4K)

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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