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A Bootleg 'Swahili Trap' Remix Of Ibeyi From Kenyan Producer Ukweli

Nairobi-based producer Ukweli drops a booming unofficial remix of Ibeyi's live performance of "Ibeyi (Outro)" for Okay Acoustic.


Photo by Oluwaseye.

Newcomer Nairobi-based producer and visual artist Ukweli recently hit up our submissions e-mail with "Bejila," a track that lays down Ibeyi's soothing "Ibeyi (Outro)" a capella over booming, distorted kick drums. The unofficial remix from the Kenyan beatmaker actually takes the live audio from the French-Cuban twin sisters Okay Acoustic performance in Central Park and samples it for his self-coined 'Swahili Trap' reworking, "a new genre of music... that draws its influence from traditional African music with a modern electronic sound," Ukweli explains. "I'm a huge fan of Ibeyi, I watched their interview on Okayafrica, where they did a live rendition of their outro off the Ibeyi album and I was inspired to make something groovy. Much love to Ibeyi and Okayafrica." Stream Ukweli's bootleg "Ibeyi (Outro)" remix below.

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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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