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Freshlyground Announces North American Tour Dates

Freshlyground is coming to North America. At the end of June they will play their first major tour in the United States and Canada. The band, whose members come from across Southern Africa, have played all around the world, but are just starting to gain momentum in the United States. Their latest album, Radio Africa (2010), comes on the heels of global recognition for Nomvula (2004) with the hit “Doo Be Doo” that landed the band an MTV Award for Best African Act.


Ma’ Cheri (2007) was the album that continued the group’s prominence in the world, often lauded for its exciting live shows and as an example of an integrated band in post-Apartheid South Africa. Shakira collaborated with Freshlyground on the official anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” which they both performed at the pre-tournament concert in Soweto.

The band has announced 12 shows for their North American Tour.

June 24, Northampton, MA

June 25, New Haven, MA

June 26, New York City, NY

June 27, Boston, MA

June 28 and 30, Montreal, CA

June 30, Chicago, IL

July 2, Toronto, CA

July 6, Washington, DC

July 8, Quebec City, CA

July 9, S. Burlington, VT

July 10, Pasadena, CA
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South African Rapper 25K Drops 'Pheli Makaveli (Intro)' After Signing With Sony Music

Pretoria rapper 25K has released his highly anticipated single "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)" to launch pre-orders for his upcoming titular debut album Pheli Makaveli.

Pretoria's trap rapper 25K has announced that he is officially signed with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. Following months of teasing fans, 25K has finally delivered "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)", a single off his upcoming debut album Pheli Makaveli. The song is a bass-dropping, energy tripping-single that is expected of an artist who just broke into international markets. Curated by hip-hop artist Zoocci Coke Dope, the Pheli Makaveli album is due to drop at the end of July, following the release of two more singles "Hustler's Prayer" and "Trap Jumpin''.

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