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Video: South Africa's New Dance Music, Shangaan Electro

Fresh from Soweto, South Africa, comes Shangaan Electro - a new blend of dance music featuring stripped-down African beats, melodies, and instruments electronically tweaked to superfast speeds. The music has even created a culture of it's own, complete with new dance moves, outlandish costumes, and public dance-offs. Check out this video from WSJ.com and head into the studio with A Man Called Dog, the mastermind behind it all - and hop on over to Honest Jon's to order their forthcoming Shangaan Electro  compilation.


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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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