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NY: Toubab Krewe + Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew Live at BK Bowl


New Yorkinos, NC's Toubab Krewe will be bringing their jam-band brew of Malian blues and Southern rhythms to the city for a two-night stint at Brooklyn Bowl. For this Friday's performance Toubab will be joined by Sierra Leone superstars, and newly signed Nat Geo Music label mates, Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew, alongside The Voodoo Fix and Prince Polo. As a preview, you can listen to Toubab Krewe's psyche-hypnotic "Holy Grail" and Bajah & The Dry Eye Crew's "New Style" below. Plus grab a free download of Dry Eye Crew's latest single "War Don Don".

More show info & concert tickets here.

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11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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