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Watch Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg’s New Video for ‘Wona’

The new visual for "Wona" follows the artists across South Africa, Senegal, Malawi, the United States, London and Margate, Kent.

Mumford & Sons are sharing the latest visual from their Johannesburg EP, a collaboration with Senegalese legend Baaba Maal, The Very Best and Cape Town outfit Beatenberg for which we just hosted the NYC pop-up exhibitions at Okay Space last week.


The new music video for “Wona,” the second official clip from Johannesburg, follows all the mini-album collaborators to stadiums and beaches across South Africa, Senegal, Malawi, the United States, London and Margate, Kent.

While it's Beatenberg's singer who holds down the main vocal parts, Baaba Maal steals the show here when he comes in around the 1:30 minute mark.

In an interview with Okayafrica about the EP, Marcus Mumford said of the song:

“’Wona’ came about from us getting to Cape Town, picking up some instruments together. And then starting to write. And Matt [from Beatenberg] came over to my hotel, and we wrote some lyrics and some chords together, some ideas we both had. And then we took it to the lads in Joburg and we played it for them, and it became a thing.”

Watch the video for “Wona” above. Johannesburg is available now.

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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