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The Nature Of Les Éléphants

The Nature of the Ivory Coast World Cup Team Les Elephants.


Ivory Coast World Cup Design by Jon Rodgers [via Dynamic Africa]

Côte d'Ivoire's 'Les Éléphants' are seen by most as Africa's strongest contender in the World Cup. The highest ranked African team in FIFA’s World Rankings (#23), 'Les Éléphants' boast an enviable roster featuring 3-time African Footballer of the Year and current Premier League champion Yaya Touré, his brother and defensive veteran Kolo Touré, past Chelsea staple Salomon Kalou, Roma forward Gervinho, and, of course, legendary captain & national icon Didier Drogba.

How do you reconcile all of these world class talents? Do they get along on and off the field? This hilarious Puma behind-the-scenes interview shows just how well they do. Find out who's the laziest, funniest, best singer, worst dancer, in the Ivory Coast World Cup team below. Our takeaways: Eboué must be a really talented man and, even in interviews, everyone still looks towards Drogba for guidance.

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Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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