Petite Noir Heads To Lubumbashi, DRC In The Music Video For 'Down'

Petite Noir paints a portrait of his Congolese background in the Lubumbashi-shot video for "Down," the first single off his upcoming LP.

South African-based 'noir wave' producer Yannick Illunga aka Petite Noir travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the visuals for "Down," the first single off his upcoming album La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful on Domino Records (the follow-up to last year's The King Of Anxiety EP). The new music video follows Yannick and his girlfriend Rochelle Nembhard around the streets of Lubumbashi as they ride motorcycles, hang with street basketballers and meet people across the city. The video "blends unrehearsed imagery and joyful sounds to paint a contemporary portrait of Petite Noir's Congolese background and his hopes for the country's future," the label tells us. For more from Petite Noir revisit his recent singles "The Fall," "Shadows," and the Yasiin Bey-featuring "Till We Ghosts." Watch the Lubumbashi-shot music video for "Down," plus check out the cover artwork (above) and tracklist for La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful, due September 11, below.

La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful Tracklist

01 Intro Noirwave

02 Best

03 Freedom

04 Seventeen (Stay)

05 Just Breathe

06 La Vie Est Belle / Life Is Beautiful

07 MDR

08 Colour

09 Down

10 Inside

11 Chess


The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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