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Juls Is In Great Company In the Half-Animated Video For ‘My Wave’

London-based Ghanaian artist and producer Juls jus dropped the visuals for his single “My Wave,” and we're totally here for them.

London-based Ghanaian artist and producer Juls just released the visuals for his single “My Wave,” and we're totally here for them.

In the video, the artist can be seen having a great time photographing and dancing with four women dressed in dashikis and other African-inspired prints.

“My Wave” is a dance floor packer of note, as it boasts a catchy afrobeats instrumental which the artist adorns with lovey-dovey vocals. The track feature Nigeria's buzzing Odunsi The Engine and Sona.

The song is from Juls’ latest album Leap of Faith, a record which put him at the forefront of the alternative afrobeats movement.

Watch the video for “My Wave,” premiering here with us today, above and cop Leap of Faith here.

 

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Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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