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Video Premiere: Freshlyground 'Take Me To The Dance'

Watch Freshlyground's surrealist black-and-white video for "Take Me To The Dance"


Cape Town's afro-pop collective Freshlyground comes with a surrealist black-and-white video for "Take Me To The Dance," the infectious electronic single off their latest album of the same name. The visuals kick off with a possessed child drenched in glitter and proceed to follow lead singer Zolani Mahola through a labrynth of boys with unnaturally-wide eyes, muscular cross-dressers and a topless rollerblader, among many others. It all kinda plays like David Lynch's dream party. Watch the Samuel Coleman-directed video below and grab Take Me To The Dance.

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10 African Films That Deal With Protest Culture & History

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression, and this has been represented significantly in cinema.

Around the world, Nigerians in the diaspora have picked up the mantle of protesting peacefully against police brutality and violence. These gatherings are a direct extension of the nationwide protests that were brought to a tragic halt in Lagos after soldiers of the Nigerian army fired guns at peaceful protesters at the Lekki tollgate venue.

African countries have a long history of protests and demonstrations against forces of oppression and this has been represented significantly in cinema. This list, while not an exhaustive one, attempts to contextualize this rich cinematic history, tracing the complex and diverse ways that protest culture have been reflected in African film. From influential classics that are now considered required viewing to fascinating portraits of individual resistance, these films are proof that the struggle continues, regardless.

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