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Lánre Channels Her Yoruba Heritage for the Uplifting New Single 'Human'

Hear the title track from Lánre' new EP, 'Human,' a 4-track collection of pop, folk and soul compositions.

British singer & songwriter Lánre spent her youth in Nigeria, where she honed her skills singing, playing guitar and writing songs influenced by her Yoruba heritage.


Lánre recently released her new EP, Human, a four-track collection of acoustic folk and soul compositions. The EP’s title track shows her knack for shaping layers of vocal harmonies into an alluring and uplifting song. It’s got us thinking of Laura Mvula.

"We're all broken so that light can come in," Lánre sings in the single's refrain.

The Human EP is available now on iTunes. Hear the single above.

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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