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Idris Elba to Produce and Star In Upcoming Film 'Ghetto Cowboy'

The film centers on black horse riding communities in north Philadelphia.

Idris Elba has added yet another movie to his growing list of upcoming film projects.

The veteran actor has signed up to star in and produce the new film Ghetto Cowboy based on the 2011 novel by Greg Neri.

Here's a plot summary via Shadow and Act:

15-year-old Cole is forced to live with his estranged father Harp (Elba) in North Philadelphia, where, despite the surrounding poverty and violence, he discovers the redemptive world of urban horseback riding.

The film pays homage to the black horse riding communities in north Philadelphia, who the film's creators worked with in order to bring the story to life. "This story was built out of a deep friendship and collaboration with the riders of North Philly, and I couldn't be more excited to honor their legacy with this film," said the film's director Ricky Staub.


"Ricky and Dan's brilliant script combines the energy and grit of an urban movie with the poetry and romance of the urban cowboy way of life," said Elba of the upcoming film.

Elba has also been in the news, as it's being reported that producers might be considering him for the role of play James Bond after all. But for now, we'll just have to wait and see.

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The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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Watch YoungstaCPT's New Music Video for 'Kleurling'

YoungstaCPT explores, with great profundity, the complexity of Coloured identity and culture in his latest music video for 'Kleurling'.

South African rapper YoungstaCPT has released the music video for his track "Kleurling". The song features on his debut album 3T, the 22-track project which dropped in 2019. While "Kleurling" translates from Afrikaans to "Coloured", a member of a specific racial group in South Africa, the rapper has revealed his aversion to the term because of its historical implications. The visuals for the track, however, are an exquisite passage through Coloured identity, culture and origin with the cinematic execution to match.

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Electronic musician Muzi has dropped the much anticipated single and music video for his lead single "Interblaktic". This latest offering is a smooth electronic number that reflects Black joy and freedom on an intergalactic level.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has, once again, called on developed nations to not exclude poorer countries from accessing COVID-19 vaccines.