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Premiere: Georgia Anne Muldrow x Dudley Perkins Live in SA

Stream Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins never-before-heard hour-long live set at Cape Town's Langa township.


All photos by Niklas Zimmer

Back in late 2010, prolific husband and wife duo Georgia Anne Muldrow Dudley Perkins Okayplayer favorites from the go, and recurring Madlib collaborators —  touched down in Cape Town's Langa township to lay down a live set at the Pan African Festival for SA music platform The Pan African Space Station. Hop-and-skip some moons later and we get this never-before-heard audio from that G&D Cape Town show — one which showcases the seamless ways the couple has sonically complimented each other for years. Bonus: it was Georgia's B-day that day and at the 8-min mark you can hear the Cape Town crowd sing "Happy Birthday" to her. Stream the hour-long set, recorded live at Guga S'Thebes Centre, below and look out for G&D's upcoming The Lighthouse LP dropping May 21 via their own SomeOthaShip Connect label. Plus, see some pictures from the show below.

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Photo: Benoit Peverelli

Interview: Oumou Sangaré Proves Why She's the Songbird of Wassoulou

We caught up with the Malian singer to talk about her new Acoustic album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

When Oumou Sangaré tells me freedom is at her core, I am not surprised. If you listen to her discography, you'll be hard-pressed to find a song that doesn't center or in some way touch on women's rights or child abuse. The Grammy award-winning Malian singer has spent a significant part of her career using her voice to fight for the rights of women across Africa and the world, a testimony to this is her naming her debut studio album Moussolou, meaning Woman. The album, a pure masterpiece that solidified Oumou's place amongst the greats and earned her the name 'Songbird of Wassoulou,' was a commercial success selling over 250,000 records in Africa and would in turn go on to inspire other singers across the world.

On her latest body of work Acoustic, a reworking of her critically acclaimed 2017 album Mogoya, Oumou Sangaré proves how and why she earned her accolades. The entirety of the 11-track album was recorded within two days in the Midi Live studio in Villetaneuse in 'live' conditions—with no amplification, no retakes or overdubs, no headphones. Throughout the album, using her powerful and raw voice that has come to define feminism in Africa and shaped opinions across the continent, Oumou boldly addresses themes like loss, polygamy and female circumcision.

We caught up with the Malian singer at the studio she is staying while in quarantine to talk about her new album, longevity as an artist, and growing up in Mali.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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