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New Sounds Of Africa: Rina Mushonga

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New Sounds Of Africa is a new weekly series where we introduce need-to-know artists from the continent and the diaspora. In our second installment we feature Rina Mushonga, an Indian-born Zimbabwean/Dutch singer that has potential to be an international household name with her incredible rich and powerful sound.  Her vocal feel and talent is reminiscent of Tracy Chapman, but with a soulful rock influence and refreshing flow.  She convincingly belts out lyrics with a nice control of low ranges but really grabs ya when she goes up higher.  The notes float out the back of her throat and embrace you. Check out her tribute to Portishead's "Glory Box" above.

Listen to Rina's popular single "All My Ships" below and look out for the full album of the same title in May 2012.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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