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Lady Moon & The Eclipse Make Their Otherworldly Music Video Debut With 'Rollercoaster'

Brooklyn 7-piece band Lady Moon & The Eclipse share their debut music video for the soulful ballad "Rollercoaster."


Ngonda Badila is the lead singer of Lady Moon & The Eclipse, a 7-piece band consisting of her 2 sisters Ntangou and Nkoula, and three other musicians. The Brooklyn-based band channels the physical universe while exploring themes of spirituality and inclusivity.

Today, they release their debut visuals for “Rollercoaster,” a soulful ballad that taps into the realm of otherworldliness through bold afrobeat, R&B and funk rhythms.The nearly 5-minute video sees Lady Moon flexing her honeyed vocals before a glimmering, atmospheric backdrop. The music video is directed by none other than Congolese musician Young Paris, who also happens to be Ngonda, Ntangou, and Nkoula’s brother. Clearly talent runs in the family.

Check out our premiere of Lady Moon & The Eclipse’s “Rollercoaster” below and look out for their debut EP, Believe, to drop this spring. Keep up with the band on Facebook and Twitter.

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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