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Diamond Bass' Kuduro-Influenced 'BOMBOM'

Download Lisbon/London producer Diamond Bass' kuduro-meets-UK bass "BOMBOM"


Producer Diamond Bass, a signee of Buraka label Enchufada, has been taking a  UK bass approach to kuduro for some time — see his 2011 banger "Lwanda." In his latest single "BOMBOM," the Lisbon/London producer chops up a vocal sample asking for 'more kuduro' (mais kuduro mais forte), laying it over a bombardment of Angolan-influenced percussion. The song's best moment, however, comes in around the 1-minute mark when a lone synthesizer takes over the track with its twitching melody. Download Diamond Bass' "BOMBOM" below.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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