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Kuduro Veteran Costuleta Interviewed On MTV Iggy


Veteran kuduro artist Costuleta, whose 2005 massive hit "Tchiri" helped push the spastic dance genre to a wider global audience (M.I.A. and Buraka Som Sistema would later use the track's producer for "Sound of Kuduro"), recently sat down with MTV Iggy for his first interview to an English-speaking audience.

The Angolan singer proved to be far from shy as he recalled fond and dark memories that span his work with kuduro originator Tony Amado, dealing with racism as an Angolan living in Portugal and Germany, his brother's onstage murder, and the reasons why "real kuduro can only be made in Angola. Read the full interview over at MTV Iggy.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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