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NYC: Just A Band - All The Way From Kenya!


All the way from Nairobi, our favorite new electro-synth-pop-afro-futurists, Just A Band, have arrived in New York City.  If you're a native NYer, hopefully you've already checked out their art installation "Kudishnyao!" which debuted at RUSH gallery in Chelsea last week (it's up until Sept. 3).  And then there was their epic performance at the OKAYSUMMER! pop-up party this past Saturday (check out the amazing photos HERE).  Next up?  A live performance this Thursday at Drom (85 Ave. A) in the East Villy.  Get your tix now for only 10 bones (15 at the door).  For more from Just A Band, check out their fresh video for “Ha-He” a.k.a “Makmende Returns” below, and then head to their website for more.  Shout out to BoldAsLove.us who are presenting this dope show.

“Ha-He” a.k.a “Makmende Returns”

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Former Burkinabe President Charged with Thomas Sankara's Murder

Justice is on the horizon as Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, is indicted for the 1987 assassination of Thomas Sankara.

Burkina Faso's former president, Blaise Compaore, has reportedly been indicted by a military court in the country's capital for the 1987 assassination of political revolutionary, Thomas Sankara. Hailed as a national hero, Sankara was assassinated alongside 12 other government officials in a coup led by Compaore before he ascended to power. In 2014, Compaore was forced to resign from his 27-year-long rule and seek exile in the Ivory Coast after continued mass demonstrations. Thirteen other political figures, including former General Gilbert Diendere, have also been indicted with charges including "assassination" and "concealment of corpses".

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