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Watch Stromae's Blockbuster Video For Belgium's Official World Cup Anthem 'Ta Fête'

Belgian electro-crooner Stromae unveils a full cinematic video for 'Ta Fête,' the official World Cup 2014 song for Belgium’s Diables Rouges.


Belgian/Rwandan electro-crooner Stromae was behind one of the most striking music videos of 2013. Since then he's continued to churn out viral videos and even launch his first clothing line. In the lead-up to the World Cup, his massive house-influenced pop anthem "Ta Fête" was selected as the official song for Belgium’s Diables Rouges. Back in March came a teaser clip for the track featuring the Belgian national team in a Wes Anderson-style storyboard. With the tournament now underway, it seems Stromae had a second chapter of the rally cry up his sleeves. Today he shared a new mega-Blockbuster video for "Ta Fête." The cinematic visuals unfold in an alternate society, and more specifically in a Colosseum-like structure. It's a fitting setting for the song's stadium magnitude. Watch it below.

In related news, Stromae made his U.S. television debut last night on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Watch him bring "Papaoutai" (one of our Top Videos of 2013) to Late Night life below.

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7 Gengetone Acts You Need to Check Out

The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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