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NYC: Tonight, Dragons of Zynth @ Le Poisson Rouge

Tonight, the Brooklyn indie-afro outfit Dragons of Zynth take over Le Poisson Rouge, with sets from Soft Circle and Christy + Emily as well.  The band is fronted by Ghanaian twin brothers, Aku and Akwetey, who handle vocals and guitars, as well as synths and various other noise-making devices. Often you'll find the brothers clad in glamorous costumes, occasionally incorporating face paint and feathers too. Expect a vibrant performance tonight. For more on DOZ check their website.

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A Tribute to Dr Sindi: South Africa's Duchess of Healing, Love and Kindness

The most sincere way to honour Dr Sindi van Zyl's legacy is to pay her kindness forward in exactly the way she did.

South Africans were recently reminded, yet again, of just how much the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to rob us of our loved ones. Dr Sindi van Zyl, beloved medical doctor, social media darling and Kaya FM radio host, succumbed to COVID-19 complications on April 10 after battling the disease for two months in hospital. And while South Africans, and some of her favourite brands, had collectively rallied to raise funds for Dr Sind's medical costs, the outcome was everything we hoped it would not be.

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