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Mo Kolours 'Mike Black' + Debut LP Trailer

Stream singer/percussionist Mo Kolours' inventive pairing of Mauritian percussion and gloomy UK sounds.


Anglo-Mauritian pop experimentalist Mo Kolours, a longtime site favorite, has always been conscious of his Indian Ocean background, injecting sega-inspired rhythms into his numerous productions. In "Mike Black," the lead-single off Mo Kolours' upcoming self-titled debut LP, the artist takes a step away from his previous left-of-field beats towards a gloomier, UK-crooner sound. The result is an inventive, somber composition backed by Mauritian percussion. Mo Kolours is up for pre-order now and will be out March 24 via One Handed Music. Stream "Mike Black"  and watch the album's video trailer below.

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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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