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Ethiopian Beatmaker Mikael Seifu Shares 'Brass'

Addis Ababa-based producer Mikael Seifu shares the slow-building 13-minute single "Brass," off his upcoming 'The Lost Drum Beat' release.


Addis Ababa-based beatmaker Mikael Seifu dropped the stunning and hypnotic "The Lost Drum Beat” earlier this month, the lead single off his upcoming 2-track release on Washington, D.C. imprint 1432 R. The Ethiopian producer is now sharing the release's 13-minute B-side "Brass," a slow-building, free-form electronic composition that evolves from a minimal introduction into a beat built on UK garage, Ethiopian folk sounds and looping saxophone sirens. For more from the Mikael Seifu, revisit his journey through reinterpreted Ethiopian sounds on his Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape. Stream "Brass" below and order The Lost Drum Beat on 1432 R's bandcamp.

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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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