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Gabriel Teodros ft. Sarah MK 'Black Love'

Ethiopian-American Seattle MC Gabriel Teodros "Black Love" with Sarah MK is now available on New Zealand producer SoulChef's 'Food For Thought.'


"Black Love" is the Bonita Applebum-smooth latest from Ethiopian-American wordsmith Gabriel Teodros. When we last heard from the respected Seattleite, he was spitting otherwordly concoctions in the form of Ethio-diasporic collective CopperWire. His latest marks a return to Pacific Northwest soul, this time teaming up with Montreal's Ethiopian-Canadian songstress/MC Sarah MK in a testament to beauty. New Zealand's SoulChef translates the pair's heart heavy pride into rainy night meditation. The first in a series of singles leading up to Teodros' upcoming solo record Children Of The Dragon, "Black Love" appears on SoulChef's recent serving of Food For Thought. Listen and download the ode to East African romance below.

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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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