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Gabriel Teodros & SoulChef Premiere Their Protest Video For 'Greeny Jungle'

Watch Ethiopian-American rapper Gabriel Teodros and SoulChef's #BlackLivesMatter protest video for "Greeny Jungle."


Seattle-based Ethiopian-American rapper Gabriel Teodros and New Zealand producer SoulChef share the music video for "Greeny Jungle," a marimba-sampling highlight off their joint Evidence Of Things Not Seen LP from last year. The powerful visuals for the single, directed by Scott Macklin & Eric Miller, feature Teodros and fellow Seattle MC Shakiah marching and performing alongside Seattle's January Black Lives Matter protests in reaction to the deaths of Eric GarnerMichael Brown, Trayvon Martin and countless others.

In an e-mail with Okayafrica, Teodros explains, "'Greeny Jungle' takes its title and some inspiration from an alternative universe in the speculative fiction works of Naijamerican novelist alien sorceress Nnedi Okorafor. The video captures a moment with the #BlackLivesMatter movement in Seattle where an estimated 10,000 people marched from Garfield High School in Seattle's Central District to Downtown Seattle for #ReclaimMLK Day."

Watch Gabriel Teodros & SoulChef's visuals for "Greeny Jungle," premiering below, and grab Evidence Of Things Not Seen from Bandcamp. Teodros is currently on a short North American tour, see his remaining dates below.

Gabriel Teodros Tour Dates

February 20 | The College of Wooster w/ Bocafloja | Wooster, OH

February 27 | Bunna Cafe | Brooklyn, NY

March 1 | Bossa w/ The 1978ers (yU & Slimkat) | Washington, DC

March 5 | LoFi Performance Gallery w/ Abstract Rude & Myka 9 | Seattle, WA

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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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