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Marian Mereba 'Room For Living Remixes'

Listen to 'Room For Living Remixes' EP from Ethiopian-American soulstress Marian Mereba.


We've been feeling Ethiopian-American songstress Marian Mereba since Revivalist first tipped us off to her folky soulfulness. With today's release of Room For Living Remixes we thought we'd do our part to spread the ATL via Philly singer some love. The reworked collection transforms simplicity through soul on the standout original EP into rainy day, hip-hop concoctions with dreamy bass production. This one hits a bit close to home in the office, dots connecting all throughout the Okay fam. ?uestlove even gets a shout at one point. Snaps to OKA fashion guru Poundo for spotting Marian graced in Senegalese designer Selly Raby Kane's Seraka label for the above featured album art (more Prêt-À-Poundo thoughts on those modern shapes here). Listen to the remixed EP and watch the Philly native discuss her Ethiopian heritage with the Revivalist below.

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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