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Win Tix To Kora-Rap Outfit Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate Live In NYC!

Enter to win a pair of tickets to catch kora-rap outfit Joe Driscoll and Sekou Kouyate live at SOBs in NYC, Monday, July 7th.


Kora-rap outfit Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate hit our radar earlier this year with their debut full length Faya, a record that fused New York-born beatboxer/songwriter Driscoll and Guinean Kouyate's respective hip-hop and griot traditions. The duo are set to kick off their first North American tour this month, and we're giving away a pair of tickets to see them live in NYC at SOB's on Monday, July 7th.

To enter to win, all you'll need to do is share this photo on facebook. We'll select and notify a winner this Friday, July 4th.

Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate North American Tour Dates:

July 7 - New York, NY, SOBs

July 9 - Quebec City, QC, Le Festival d'eté Québec

July 10 - Montreal, QC, Nuits D'Afrique - Club Ballatou

July 11 - Boston, MA, French Cultural Center

July 12 - Chicago, IL, Square Roots Festival

July 13 - Harbor Springs, MI, Blissfest

July 19 - Trumansburg, NY, GrassRoots Festival

August 15 - Los Angeles, CA, Grand Performances

August 16 - Toronto, ON Hot & Spicy Food Festival @ Harbourfront

August 22 - Syracuse, NY, The Westcott Theater

August 23 - New Haven, VT, Tourterelle

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News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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