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Watch a South African Street Dance Crew Get Down In Rouge’s ‘Déjà Vu’

Cape Town dance crew Untimitive flexes on Rouge's latest music video.

Congolese-born South African-based rapper Rouge can rap circles around your favorite. She has one of the most solid deliveries this side of the equator. On her latest single “Deja Vu,” she spits her verse with that solid flow over a trap instrumental that might leave fractures on your eardrum.

The song’s video shows very little of the rapper, instead showing a group of street dancers from the crew Untimitive, lead by choreographer Rudi Smit, flexing to a backdrop of graffiti-painted walls. From the mountains looming behind, it looks like the video was shot somewhere in Cape Town.  

Watch the video for “Déjà Vu” above and pre-order Rouge’s upcoming album The New Era Sessions, releasing September 8, here.

Interview

Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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