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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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Young Fathers' New Album, 'Cocoa Sugar,' Hints At Pop Magic

There are some exceptionally beautiful moments on Cocoa Sugar, but Young Fathers' new album still leaves something to be desired.

Scottish-Nigerian-Liberian trio Young Fathers have been inching towards the UK mainstream with their jubilant, genre-defying tracks for the past few years. Leading up to their most pop-accessible album yet, Cocoa Sugar, the band did some serious woodshedding—writing original music for the highly anticipated Trainspotting sequel and collaborating with the iconic Massive Attack.

There's something undeniably cool and exciting about Young Fathers, but they're moving further and further away from the hip-hop tropes and abrasive punk integrity that first drew us in. And as provocative and antagonistic as Young Fathers have made themselves out to be in the past, the band now shies away from anything controversial or potentially career damaging.

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Young Fathers Announce 2016 Tour Dates

Young Fathers are hitting the road again in 2016.

Coachella 2016: Black Coffee, Ibeyi, Young Fathers & Mbongwana Star Announced

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Bombino, Young Fathers & Fantastic Negrito At Central Park SummerStage [Okayafrica TV]

Okayafrica TV follows Tuareg guitarist Bombino, Young Fathers and Fantastic Negrito during their SummerStage show in NYC's Central Park.