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Black Coffee, Sampa the Great, and More African Acts To Perform at Coachella 2022

The music festival's impressive lineup may just be the cure we need.

The internationally beloved Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is back this year after a forced two-year hiatus — and their lineup is fire. In the music industry's latest attempt at edging closer to large outdoor festivals being a (safe) thing again, Coachella's two-weekend blowout promises a musical event concert goers will not want to miss out on. International musical heavyweights Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, and Kanye 'Ye' West will headline the festivals being held at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, on April 15-17 and April 22-24.

Other big-name performers include Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, and Fatboy Slim, but lucky for us, this year's lineup includes some of our favorites from the continent. South Africa's Black Coffee, Zambian-Australian rap star Sampa The Great, Belgium-Rwandan hitmaker Stromae, and AMEME from Benin are set to make the continent proud. As African music continues to reign over international music charts, trends, and speakers, the inclusion in international festivals only further proves the dominating potential homegrown beats have.

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Sampa The Great Takes the Music Industry to Task on 'Time's Up'

The artist boldly calls out the exploitation of Black artists in the music industry with a stunning, 90s hip hop-inspired visual.

Zambian-born, Melbourne-based MC Sampa the Great returns with her latest track "Times Up," featuring fellow Melbourne-based artist Krwon. The track is the latest single from her 2019 album The Return.

"Times Up" is a bold indictment of racism in the music industry. "Allyship should never be performative," said the artist about the track—echoing the thoughts of many Black people across industries in light of global Back Lives Matter protests.

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