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Freshlyground 'Revolution/Redemption Song' (Live Acoustic)

Live acoustic performance from Freshlyground for the ONE Campaign's Agit8 protest music project.


Afro-pop activists Freshlyground are featured in the latest video presented by the ONE Campaign's agit8 project. The overcrowded, heavy-bassed, anything but chill space of a beloved Cape Town minibus is transformed into, well, quite the opposite: an on-the-go stage for acoustic covers and peaceloving dialogue. In between campfire takes on two of history's most weighty activist tunes ("Revolution" and "Redemption Song,") Freshlyground's angel-voiced Zolani Mahola and bassist Josh Hawks swap stories of protest music during apartheid, as well as in post-apartheid South Africa. Watch the jam session below and check out more live performances from the agit8 project featuring Spoek Mathambo x Krar Collective and the Brother Moves On. Learn more about ONE Campaign's agit8 project centered around protest songs — “an urgent call for action against extreme poverty… leading up to the G8 summit in Northern Ireland.”

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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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