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Stromae’s Electrifying 2-Hour-Long ‘Live’ Concert Video

Stomae shares the '√ Live' concert video featuring a full Montreal performance and 80-page photo booklet.

Photography by Dati Bendo.


Earlier this year, Stromae embarked on an unprecedented 209-date tour, which saw him performing to sold out crowds across 4 different continents and gaining the praises of Kanye West, Madonna, and Major Lazer, to name a few. The musician topped it all off by becoming the first non-English speaking artist to sell out New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

If you weren’t able to catch Stromae during his world tour, worry no longer. The Belgian-Rwandan singer is releasing √ Live, a 120-minute long, live concert video featuring an electrifying performance that took place at the Centre Bell in Montreal, QC during his North American tour.

The video captures Stromae’s magnetic stage presence as he performs 17 of his most notable tunes—including “Ta fête,” “Ave Cesaria,” “Quand c’est,” “Carmen,” “Papaoutai,” and many more. √ Live will also be released as a concert DVD along with an 80-page photo booklet.

You can check out the full concert below and purchase √ Live when it drops tomorrow.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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