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Revivalist's African Jazz Issue: Sierra Leone's Refugee Allstars


Today Revivalist reveals their feature story on Sierra Leone's Refugee Allstars - a group of inspired musicians who first came together at a refugee camp during Sierra Leone's brutal 11 year war.  Using music as a form of healing, inspiration, and to affect positive change, the Refugee Allstars have also been the subject of a wonderful documentary (think Buena Vista Social Club).  They are currently working on their next project, an album heavily produced by Victor Axelrod of Antibalas fame.  For more on their story, and some amazing live video, check out the Revivalist now.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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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Watch Focalistic & Vigro Deep’s New Music Video For ‘Ke Star’

The 'Lockdown Level 1 anthem' has come to life through fire visuals.