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Video: Krumping Takes Over Liberia


Something tells us that the community organized krump battles taking place all over Liberia will never make it onto Vice's war porn radar — no, it's way too human for their exotic "travel guides." We're happy that the dance phenom made it onto our radar — especially because these exciting young people are the first generation of teenagers since the second Liberian civil war. Krumping started in Los Angeles, but through the proliferation of pop images on the internet and TV, folks in Liberia have adopted the frenetic dance style. Peep the video below of kids battling outside of school, and read more on krumping in Liberia here.

H/T NPR

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11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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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