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Michael Brun & Shirazee's Acoustic Version of 'Soweto' Will Soothe Your Thursday

Premiering on OkayAfrica, watch the dynamic duo croon a love letter to the South African city.

Haitian-born artist Michael Brun links up with Beninese Afrosoul artist Shirazee for an acoustic version of their melodic house hit, "Soweto."

This stripped down version was recorded in Brun's new home of Brooklyn, giving us a smooth, soulful rhythmic cut with a languid, late-afternoon vibe. "Soweto" is Shirazee's love letter to a city that he spent a lot of time in growing up—a raspy serenade to a city whose beat enchanted him.

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Censored For Supporting Palestinian Rights, 'Young Fathers' Now Invited Back to German Music Festival

The band was disinvited from the Ruhrtriennale festival after refusing to distance themselves from the "boycott, divestment and sanctions" movement, or BDS.

Last week in a vague and mealy mouthed statement, the Ruhrtriennale festival's Artistic Director Stefanie Carp announced that they would be canceling Young Father's concert because of the Scottish group's refusal to distance themselves from "Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions," or BDS—a movement that advocates for the human rights of Palestinians.

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