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NYC: Pharoahe Monch and Baloji, Sat. July 2nd - FREE!


We've been anticipating Congolese/Belgian crooner Baloji's arrival in NYC for a while now, and this upcoming weekend he'll be touching down in the Big Apple for a visit.  We're pretty much in love with everything about Baloji - his rad Sapeur style, his groovy voice, his French raps.  So this Saturday, July 2nd, come celebrate Emancipation Day (commemorating the historic end to slavery in New York state) with Pharoahe Monch as the headliner, and Baloji and DJ Manchildblack on the bill. Completely free (with a $5 suggested donation), the festivities began at 4pm, with Bajoli going on at 6pm, followed by Pharoahe Monch at 7pm. All the events are at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn (1698 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY 11213). Check the flyer above for more details.

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Senegal Protests Result in First Confirmed Death

Several reports have confirmed that one protestor has been killed in demonstrations taking place in Senegal following opposition leader Ousmane Sonko's recent arrest.

At least one protester has been killed in the ongoing anti-government protests in Senegal, according to several reports. The protestor was killed during clashes with the police in Bignona, southern Casamance region, although the cause of death is still allegedly unknown and under investigation. The protests, which now enter into the third day today, are in response to the arrest of opposition figure, Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested for reportedly disturbing public order and participating in an unauthorised demonstration. His arrest comes ahead of a scheduled appearance at a Dakar court on a charge of rape.

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