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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.

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Image from Zandile Ndhlovu's Black Mermaid website.

Zandile Ndhlovu Dives Deep To Change Narratives About Black People And the Ocean

Meet Zandile Ndhlovu, South Africa's first Black female free diver who aims to make the oceans more inclusive for Black youth, and transform South Africa's disenfranchised Black communities through her Black Mermaid Foundation.

Zandile Ndhlovu is currently the only licenced Black South African woman free diver instructor. However, that title is not enough. The Johannesburg-based diver has taken to Cape Town's shores to change the lives of Black youth who otherwise would not have the opportunity to dive. Ndhlovu's Black Mermaid Foundation project has recently been spotlighted in the news for its initiative that calls for the ocean diving community to be more inclusive.

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Nigerian Footballer Asisat Oshoala Dedicates Her Historic UEFA League Cup Win To Young African Girls

Nigerian footballer Asisat Oshoala has once again made history by being the first African woman to lift the UEFA Women's Champions League cup following her historic debut in the European league four years ago.