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NYC, See Konono No 1 Live All Weekend!


New York City, check out Congo's own Konono No 1 live two times this weekend. They first hit on Saturday, July 17th, as part of Celebrate Brooklyn, joining Meta and the Cornerstones at Prospect Park, gates open at 2, FREE show. If you can't make Saturday, make sure to catch them this Sunday, July 18th at Le Poisson Rouge for a much more intimate vibe. Doors open at 7pm, and it's 18+. Combining unique sounds of electronica, world, afrobeat and avant-rock, Konono No 1's high energy performance is definitely something you don't want to miss. Follow me after the jump for Konono No 1 featuring Baloji in their video Karibu ya Bintou.

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Photo: Courtesy of Saphir Niakadie

Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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Meet Nigeria’s All-Female Bikers Club, Featured In Darey's Latest Video

Darey collaborates with all-female bike riders to reimagine a pandemic-free world in the new video for "Jojo."