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First Listen: RedRed's "Sisimbo" Is The Song You Need For Your Weekend

Watch RedRed's Sri Lankan-shot music video for "Sisimbo, " a stunning track that adds a Ghanaian twist to electronic pop.

DIASPORA—RedRed is a duo formed by Ghanaian songwriter M3NSA, of FOKN Bois fame, and Hungarian producer ELO.


The group, who are named after the popular dish, come through with the stellar new single, "Sisimbo," a track that pairs uplifting electronic beatwork with soaring vocals and a Ghanaian twist, making it the perfect jam for your weekend.

The song's striking music video, which you can check out above, follows the group to Sri Lanka's rivers and oceans.

RedRed tells OkayAfrica that "Sisimbo" was  "inspired by a (sea) shanty sung by Akan fishermen in Ghana to coordinate rowing."

"Our recreation of Sisimbo went through many transformations as the band itself developed and tried to tap into our ever-morphing sound," the band mentions.

"The video was shot on the Southwestern tip of Sri Lanka with a little twist, where the fishermen don’t even go fishing on boats. This solidified our attempt to tell this story of building relationships, effective communication and growth."

"Sisimbo" is available now on iTunes and Amazon.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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