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Win 2 T-Shirts From Okayafrica x Okayplayer!

Okayafrica x Okayplayer T-shirt Contest.


In the spirit of the upcoming holidays and four more years of our president we at the Okayafrica/Okayplayer family are giving away two t-shirts from our brand new clothing lines! For the price of an e-mail and zip code, you can enter to win any two designs of your choice — one from the Okayafrica collection and one from the Okayplayer collection [click the hyperlinks to see the designs and pick your favorites]. ENTER OUR CONTEST here, we'll e-mail the winner on Monday, Nov. 19 and, once you tell us your size and which t-shirts you want, they'll be in the mail!

>>>ENTER TO WIN 2 T-SHIRTS FROM OKAYAFRICA/OKAYPLAYER

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11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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