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Michael Kiwanuka Pays Homage to the Black Liberation Movements of the '60s In New Video 'Hero'

The artist's latest single references some of his personal heroes including Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Tupac Shakur and more.

British-Ugandan soul singer Michael Kiwanuka drops another single ahead of the release of his forthcoming album, KIWANUKA.

In "Hero" the singer pays homage to the Black Power and Civil Rights movements of the 1960s and 70s. The music video, directed by CC Wade references several Black leaders and some of the artist's personal heroes including Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, Martin Luther King Jr., Sam Cooke, Tupac Shakur, Marvin Gaye and more. It also depicts the FBI's often illegal efforts to stop Black movements and other anti-establishment groups through its Counterintelligence Program, as noted in Rolling Stone.

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Listen to Bongeziwe Mabandla’s New Single ‘Jikeleza’

Bongeziwe Mabandla shares new optimistic single.

"Jikeleza" is South African folk musician Bongeziwe Mabandla's latest single. The song, which is sung in IsiXhosa like most of the man's work, speaks on love giving us life.

"It is about our universal need to connect," says Bongeziwe in a press release. "It is about the togetherness in people and about the things that bind us and make us the same."

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10 Far-Out Afrofuturistic Music Videos You Need to See

These music videos showcase diverse subplots of Afrofuturism: from surrealism and space travel, to dystopians and love fantasies.

The most exciting part of Afrofuturism is seeing it in action. When our favorite graphic novel, song or book, comes to life through exceptional visuals, it seems as though the worlds created in our favorite stories are closer than we thought.

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Jojo Abot's New EP Is "A Release of Anger and Frustration" Towards Herself & The White Man

Ghanaian singer Jojo Abot returns with her new EP, NGIWUNKULUNKULU, which she recorded in South Africa.

DIASPORA–US-based Ghanaian singer Jojo Abot just released a new EP, NGIWUNKULUNKULU, which is a follow-up to her 2015 project Fyfya Woto.

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