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Okayafrica TV: Vernon Reid's 'Artificial Afrika'

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Things you may or may not know about Vernon Reid: Rolling Stone accurately listed him among their top 100 greatest guitarists of all time, he's the guitar player in Living Colour, he's a mentor and inspiration to The Roots' own guitarist Cap'n Kirk, he's got bands (see Masque and Yohimbe Brothers), and a plethora of projects he either spearheads, participates in and/or collaborates with (see Burnt Sugar, Ronald Shannon Jackson, James Blood Ulmer, and more). What you probably don't know about is a piece of experimental theatrical performance and video art that Reid has been crafting for years entitled "Artificial Afrika - A Tale Of Lost Cities."

And you should.  Luckily the piece is still up in NYC this weekend (Feb. 24 + 25) at Dixon Place.  Watch our exclusive OkayafricaTV piece above where Reid explains his attempt to explore "the Africa of our minds" - the idea of a mythical Africa that exists parallel to the "real" Africa, a space that he delves into with video art, song, guitars, banjos, text, conversation, language, dance, and more.  Then, go see it for yourself.

Shot and edited by Chinisha Scott, sound by Greg Scott.

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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Sarkodie, Amaarae, Stonebwoy, KiDi x Teddy Riley and more.

In September 2020, Ghana's most talented artists and producers came through as usual, and blessed us with several songs that have been the soundtrack of our month. Debut projects, international collaborations and more were dished out, so here we give you the cream of the crop. Check out our best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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