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Film: Punk In Africa


We stumbled upon this preview for an absorbing documentary on the rise and influence of punk music in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Punk In Africa follows on an array of mid 70s/early 80s groups — including pioneering punk-reggae Joburg outfit National Wake, Durban's Wild Youth, Asylum Kids, and Suck — with a focus on the oft-forgotten role the genre played in South Africa's anti-apartheid movement. The film debuted in South Africa earlier this year and had its international premiere at Brazil's Festival do Rio. Check their site out 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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