OKA Exclusive: Kae Sun's New Acoustic EP 'Outside The Barcode' - FREE

We've been following Ghanian singer/songwriter Kae Sun for a minute now, and have been eagerly anticipating his newest effort, an EP entitled Outside the Barcode which we're premiering here today.  Recorded entirely on 2-inch tape on a farm in Ontario, Canada (where Kae Sun now calls home) Kae Sun captures a truly organic acoustic sound. Our ears perked up when we listened to the 1st track off this EP a few weeks back, the uplifting spiritual folk song, "When The Pot," (watch the video here). His raw, authentic acoustic sounds and catchy melodies have had us fiending for more.  Today we get it, with the FREE download of Outside the Barcode, below.  Track listing below, and Kae Sun's Canadian tour dates after the jump.

Track Listing:

1. Firefly Dance

2. When The Pot

3. Burden Of Love

4. Interlude

5. Weh-Weh

Kae Sun Tour Dates:

June 23 – Amsterdam Brewery/Open Roof Festival – Toronto, ON

July 7 – GLC w/ Ky Mani Marley & Gramps Morgan – Whistler, BC

July 8 – Diversity Festival – Texada Island, BC

July 9 – Victoria Ska Festival – Victoria, BC

July 15 – Calabash  Bistro – Vancouver, BC

August 5 – Yonge-Dundas Square – Toronto, ON

August 18 – Calgary Reggae Festival/Republik – Calgary, AB

August 21 – Ironwood Bar & Grill – Calgary, AB

August 22 – Rockwater Bar & Grill – Golden, BC

August 27 – Open Sky Music Festival – Edmonton, AB

August 28 – Eaglewood Folk Festival – Pefferlaw, ON


Image via Flickr Creative Commons

South African Military Ends Controversial Ban on Hijabs

The South African National Defence Force has ended its longstanding ban on hijabs. This follows the recent court victory of Major Fatima Isaacs who was fired for wearing a hijab.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has reportedly ended their longstanding ban on hijabs, this according to IOL. The move comes just after Major Fatima Isaacs, a Muslim woman, won her two-year court case following her dismissal from the military for wearing a hijab. Th SANDF has reportedly amended its military religious dress policy—a win for Muslim women serving in the South African military.
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