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Video: Staff Benda Bilili 'Osali Mabe'

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DRC street band Staff Benda Bilili, the subjects of a Cannes-selected documentary focusing on their physical disabilities and unbarred DIY approach to making music, are readying the September 3 release of new full-length Bouger Le Monde, via Crammed Discs. The video for "Osali Mabe," a twisting sunshine guitar lead-single off that upcoming LP, follows the band as they rehearse at their bare-boned Kinshasa spot and record at Renapec Studio. Buy the single and watch the clip above.

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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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