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Senegalese Designer Selly Raby Kane's Timeless Looks & Futuristic Sounds From Dakar

Selly Raby Kane releases Spring/Summer 2016 collection "A Day with Miss N'Diaye" and a soundtrack with Senegalese hip-hop artist Ibaaku.

Senegalese designer Selly Raby Kane recently unveiled the Spring/Summer 2016 collection for her eponymous brand, as well as a soundtrack for her pop-art-infused Alien Cartoon collection.


Founded in 2008, the Dakar-based fashion label combines art and fashion to create innovative, yet elegant pieces. The newest collection, A Day with Miss N’Diaye, is a timeless combination of colorful innocence and structured androgyny. Check out the story behind the looks:

“...the Selly Raby Kane girl becomes a pilgrim in her grandmother’s house. She steals a pair of filigree Ngalam earrings, embellishes her collar, digs deep into the old Dakar, its Romanticism, it’s effortless style, its economical optimism, and the mythical elegance of the Senegalese woman. From tropical prints to fluid dresses, ‘A day with Miss N'diaye’ reveals stories that are still hidden in the houses of our timeless divas and blurs the line between past future and present.”

The new Alien Cartoon soundtrack is a collaboration with Senegalese hip-hop mainstay Ibaaku. He mixes sounds of swarming insects and cartoon sound effects with triumphant synths. The result is complex, futuristic and earthy. Selly Raby Kane imagines that the explosive Alien Cartoon cosmos look and sound like a future Dakar.

For more, head to SRK's official website. Keep up with the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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