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Angolan Provocateur Nástio Mosquito's 'Se Eu Fosse Angolano'

New album from Nástio Mosquito 'Se Eu Fosse Angolano' LP + 'S.E.F.A. Fast Food' the remixes album.

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Two years after BS-free interview, Angolan performance artist/multi-media creator/writer and all around provocateur Nástio Mosquito is back on our radar with an otherworldly, yet grounded, 2-part LP. Sometimes easy listening, sometimes left-of-left-field, Se Eu Fosse Angolano conjures up comparisons to American/Chilean wonderboy Nicolas Jaar. However, whereas Jaar's multilingual universe looks to the future and other galaxies as his raison d'etre, Nástio's is grounded in an experimental conglomeration of past sounds and a search for identity.


On S.E.F.A. a voice undeniably filled with wisdom leads listeners on a sonic route that fuses Portishead-like electronica with accordions and classic romance novels, the result of which is a soundtrack suited for many sleepless nights. The remix album S.E.F.A. Fast Food adds further mind-messing to the experiment of Nástio's first offerings. Head here for downloads on downloads of Angolan goodness from Nástio. Se Eu Fosse Angolano and S.E.F.A. Fast Food are both out now.

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The 12 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Sarkodie, Cassper Nyovest, Elaine, Darkovibes, Stogie T, Phyno, C Natty, and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Sarkodie Hits Hard With His Latest Single 'Sub Zero'

The Ghanaian heavyweight rapper shows up with the fire bars over an Altra Nova-produced beat.

Sarkodie has dropped a new aggressive track in the shape of "Sub Zero."

"Sub Zero" follows the star Ghanaian rapper as he throws back criticisms that have come his way from other rappers with his own ice cold flow. The new track was produced by Ghanaian beatmaker Altra Nova and mixed by PEE On Da BeaT.

"Sub Zero" follows Sarkodie's turn-up single "Bumper," which dropped bak in February.

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Blitz the Ambassador Named 2020 Guggenheim Fellow

The Ghanaian artist and filmmaker is among 175 "individuals who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts."

Ghanaian filmmaker Blitz Bazawule, also known as Blitz the Ambassador has been named a 2020 Guggenheim fellow.

The musician, artist and director behind he critically acclaimed film The Burial of Kojo, announced the news via social media on Thursday, writing: "Super excited to announce I've been awarded the Guggenheim 2020 Fellowship. Truly grateful and inspired."

He is among 175 scholars, "appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants in the Foundation's ninety-sixth competition," says the Guggenheim.

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6 South African Podcasts to Listen to During the Lockdown

Here are six South African podcasts worth listening to.

South Africa has been on lockdown for almost two weeks as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and it looks like the period might just get extended. If you are one of those whose work can't be done from home, then you must have a lot of time in your hands. Below, we recommend six South African podcasts you can occupy yourself with and get empowered, entertained and informed.


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