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Poster for the documentary Lazarus. (Courtesy of Johan Hugo)

Watch the Award-Winning Documentary About Lazarus, Malawian Street Musician Turned Global Music Activist

The musician uses his music as a platform to fight for the rights of people with albinism like himself.

Lazarus. His name came from the blisters and burns he suffered as a newborn on his parents' backs as they worked in the fields. As an albino in Malawi, his parents didn't have any sunscreen or protection—the other children didn't need it. From physical pains like that one to mental and emotional difficulties, Lazarus Chigwandali has endured much in his lifetime and has since dedicated his life to using music to fight against the persecution of people with albinism. You can now watch that journey as a documentary, entitled Lazarus, was made available to the public yesterday via The New Yorker.

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Beatenberg Brings South Africa to Okay Space at Mumford & Sons' 'Johannesburg' Pop-Up Exhibition

Take a look at images from the evening featuring a live, intimate set from Beatenburg and portable studio from Found Sound Nation.

The sun from the hot, Brooklyn Saturday—days before the official start of summer—couldn't even stand the heat coming from Okay Space at the one of many finales of Mumford & Sons' 'Johannesburg' South African Experience Pop-Up Exhibition.

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