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Msaki’s Video For ‘Dreams’ is A Great Piece of Performance Art

Watch Msaki's music video for 'Dreams.'

South African soul singer and songwriter Msaki just released a music video for her song "Dreams," from her 2016 album Zaneliza: How Water Moves.


In the video, which is directed by Cape Town-based performance artist Francois Knoetze, the singer is seen taking a boat canoeing on the streets of Yeoville in Johannesburg.

Yeoville becomes a gallery of some sort, as some performers render their pieces alongside the singer. What makes it even more impressive is that the performances are weaved into the everyday lives of the Yeoville residents (we won't spoil it for you).

The video is a fit for the song, in which Msaki sings, "Breaking the heart is a silent art/ You pull the pieces apart by putting who you are in a jar," in her dynamic voice, which can seamlessly switch between a warm alto and mild falsetto.

Watch the video for "Dreams" below and download Zaneliza here.

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An estimated 1.4 million children have been hit by schools closing in the Tigray region of Ethiopia amid conflict and crisis. Here's how that's impacting Ethiopia's children.

In times of conflict and war, school-aged children could have their futures defined by whether or not they can access education amid ongoing violence.

Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray is in the midst of a war that has impacted millions of lives and affected neighboring regions, Amhara and Afar. The war — which has forced citizens to flee, has tipped the region into famine, and has barricaded humanitarian aid from reaching the most vulnerable — has now been going on for about 11 months.

As the beginning of the school season draws nearer, safely reopening schools, making education accessible, and protecting children from the impacts of violence in the affected regions is a priority for aid agencies.

"As schools prepare to reopen in early October in most parts of the country, in Tigray and the bordering regions of Afar and Amhara, where the conflict has expanded, education remains at a standstill," Director of Education Cannot Wait, Yasmine Sherif, told Global Citizen.

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