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Sauti Sol Release Their Latest Album 'Live And Die In Afrika'

Kenyan afro-pop band Sauti Sol share their new album 'Live and Die in Afrika,' along with the music video for its title track.


Kenyan quartet Sauti Sol return with the release of their long-awaited album Live and Die in Afrika, along with a new music video for the record’s title track. The group’s third album features a string of infectious afro-pop tunes including dance hits “Sura Yako” and “Shake Yo Bam Bam,” as well as the delicate love ballad “Isabella.”

The band takes it to Nairobi in the new visuals for “Live and Die in Afrika,” which follows Sauti Sol as they profess their love for Africa while visiting the market and performing on a rooftop overlooking the city. As the video goes on, the group can be seen holding a lively concert for a crowd of fans while the sun goes down. “There’s no place I’d rather be,” they sing, as the camera pans over the city’s lush scenery and vibrant residents. Watch the video below and visit Sauti Sol’s website to purchase their latest album and to stay up-to-date on the their upcoming tour dates.

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Interview: ÌFÉ Blends Music & Religion to Honor Those Who Have Died During the Pandemic

Producer and percussionist Otura Mun talks about his latest EP, The Living Dead, and how he traces the influences of West Africa in his new work.

There are bands that open up a spiritual world through their music. ÌFÉ is one example. An electro-futurist band that fuses Afro-Cuban rhythms and Jamaican dancehall with Yoruba mystical voices. With the success of their 2017 debut album "IIII+IIII" (pronounced Eji-Ogbe), ÌFÉ has reached an audience that is looking for Caribbean and contemporary sounds.

The Puerto Rican-based band just released a new EP, The Living Dead- Ashé Bogbo Egun, that aims to heal and honor those who have died during this pandemic. Otura Mun, the band leader, is an African-American producer and percussionist, who began a personal journey about a decade ago, when he landed in San Juan, and decided to move there. He learned Spanish, dug deep into his African ancestry and started to practice the Yoruba-Caribbean religion of Santería.

ÌFÉ, which means "love and expansion" in Yoruba, ties two worlds, music and religion, artistically. This new EP modernized prayer songs to hopefully make them more accessible to a younger generation. OkayAfrica spoke with Otura Mun on his latest work.

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