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Watch Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's 'African Smoke' Video Featuring Blitz The Ambassador

Watch the music video for Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's "African Smoke" featuring Blitz The Ambassador.


"African Smoke" is the second music video to come from Seun Kuti & Egypt 80's standout A Long Way To The Beginning LP from earlier this year. The single sees Seun Kuti linking up once again with Ghana's Blitz The Ambassador for a politically-charged, guitar & brass-heavy production "inspired by a poem of Keith Richards." In the video, crafted by "IMF" director Jerome Bernard, Seun and Blitz join raw material workers in a factory as they mold & build the instruments that will later be used to perform their inflamed anthem. Watch the clip for Seun Kuti and Blitz The Ambassador's "African Smoke" below and, for more, read our interview with Seun about his new album. The Robert Glasper co-produced A Long Way To The Beginning is out now on iTunes.

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Meet Four Women Pushing Ivorian Art Forward Through Photography

These young and emerging female photographers from Côte d'Ivoire are shaking up Abidjan's art scene.

There's been a tremendous amount of awe-inspiring art coming from the African continent lately. Photography is no exception. It is one of the most powerful tools used in changing the way in which the West perceives Africa and its diaspora and perhaps the reason why contemporary photography is thriving.

The female gaze is paramount to the way in which the aforementioned visual stories are told and the female photographers here are using their camera lenses to give us glimpses of lands, peoples, histories, and futures unknown. Their individual experiences and perspectives are widening the scope of what is believed to be Côte d'Ivoire. Within the country's capital, Abidjan, there's a creative scene that seems to have sprawled up out of nowhere yet is so rich in its offerings.

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