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Owuor Arunga x Dadabass 'Black As They Come'

The debut single from Owuor Arunga, "Black As They Come," with Dadabass and featuring Felicia Loud, is available now via Arunga Music.


Kenyan "Dizzy Gillespie of hip-hop" Owuor Arunga is arguably the most important trumpeter in the rap game today. As pied piper to the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Heist tour, the Kisumu-born/Seattle-based jazz cat offered his expert pipes to what may go down as the most important song of this generation. Somehow between trotting the globe as orchestral leader of the year's success story, joining Macklemore in impromptu jazz sessions, and historic camel joyrides, superjazzman Owuor found time to record his first single. Just in time for the holidays comes ferocious family affair "Black As They Come," which sees the elder Arunga join forces with MC sister, the hard-spitting Dadabass (Geneiva Arunga). The diasporic homage also features the vocals of Seattle soulstress Felicia Loud. "Black As They Come" is available now via Arunga Music. To celebrate an otherwise awful excuse for a holiday, grab a FREE DOWNLOAD on Black Friday. More from Owuor to come on Okayafrica TV. We promise...

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Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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