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Spoek Mathambo Tapped For Vodafone's 'Firsts Initiative'

Tapped to participate in Vodafone's 'Firsts Initiative,' Spoek Mathambo recorded with musicians in three communities around SA.


Expect a new first on the horizon from the always incredible Spoek Mathambo. As a part of Vodafone's's inaugural "Firsts Initiative," Spoek is involved in a project that saw him collaborating with musicians from three communities around South Africa. In keeping with Vodafone's "firsts" theme, the SA-wide collaborative endeavor turns out to be unexplored musical territory for the afro-futurist renaissance man known for playing a mean game of musical chairs. Using cloud mobile technology from Vodacom to upload the recordings, Spoek was able to share the series with a studio team back in Cape Town who were then tapped to turn the "field recordings" into a unified song. Watch Spoek discuss the project below.

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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