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Antibalas "Fight Am Finish" (Youtube)

Watch Antibalas' Striking Video For 'Fight Am Finish'

Video Premiere: NYC afrobeat group Antibalas' new video is a "vision of a Nigerian slave returning to Africa to reclaim his freedom, land, and spirit."

Pioneer NYC afrobeat ensemble Antibalas is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of their latest album, Fu Chronicles.

The new album takes listeners to older pre-gentrification days in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, when the band was formed out of lead singer Duke Amayo's kung fu dojo.

Today we're premiering the new music video for album highlight, "Fight Am Finish," a song that about being ready for our daily battles and ultimately overcoming them. The music video was filmed in between Badagry and the New Afrika Shrine in Nigeria, as well as Grand Street in Brooklyn, the same street where Amayo's kung fu dojo was located and where he met founding Antibalas members Martin Perna and Gabe Roth.

"In 1803, Igbo slaves from Nigeria committed mass suicide off the U.S. coast near Georgia," Duke Amayo tells OkayAfrica. "It was the largest known mass slave suicide and uprising. The mutiny and suicide by the Igbo people has been called the 'first freedom march' in U.S. history. [This video] is my vision of a Nigerian slave returning to Africa to reclaim his freedom, land, and spirit. Fight Am Finish! Never ever let go of your dreams."

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Nelson Freitas in "Goofy." Image courtesy of the artist.

Boddhi Satva & Nelson Freitas' 'Goofy' Video Will Transport You to the Dance Floor

Video Premiere: Central African Republic and Cape Verde connect for this highly-addictive and undulating production.

Boddhi Satva and Nelson Freitas come through with the new music video for "Goofy," a highlight from Freitas' latest album, Sempre Verão.

The track sees the Central African Republic producer, known for his 'Ancestral Soul' house style, connecting with the Cape Verdean singer for a highly-addictive and undulating production that will transport you to the dance floor.

The new music video for "Goofy," which we're premiering here today, was directed by the Lisbon-based duo Rafael Duarte and Iuri Policarpo was as shot at city spot Ferroviario. The striking dances were choreographed by Gigi and Sango, two figures in Portugal's afrobeats and Kizomba scene, with styling consultant Tekilla.

"When Boddhi played 'Goofy' for me, I loved the beat right away," Nelson Freitas tells OkayAfrica. "It's on some modern Kizomba/Afro-fusion. The whole process of the collaboration was really organic and we really worked hand-in-hand from the recording of the song to the video... It's definitely a nice summer track that will last the taste of time."

"Initially, we wanted to get Ty Dolla $ign on the record together with Nelson," Boddhi Satva explains, "but as usual, too many middlemen mess up the possibility for artists to connect and create. We then said to ourselves that it was a sign for us to just focus on Nelson rocking the song solo."

"The song is a serious piece that might lead people to make some babies (don't do it if you aren't sure and always wear protection) or spend their money on sushi in Miami... We hope you enjoy and spread the good vibe," Boddhi adds.

Watch the new music video for "Goofy" below.

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