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Tracka De Day: Caribou x Thomas Mapfumo


Thomas Mapfumo's 1986 track "Shumba" gets an extended edit from Dan Snaith's (aka Caribou) side project, Daphni. Thomas Mapfumo is one of Zimbabwe's most notable music icons who incorporated traditional Shona songs with political lyrics in his Chimurenga music and was a threat to the minority white Zimbabwae (Rhodesia) government for the years leading up to its independence in 1980. This extra long edit gets a solid 4/4 beat and extended breaks making it an infinite jam highlighted by gorgeous guitars. The flip side is worth a listen as well.

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#EndSARS: Security Forces Open Deadly Fire on Protesting Nigerians

Nigerian security forces have reportedly opened fire on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate amid continued demonstrations against police brutality. This comes after the Nigerian government recently enforced an abrupt curfew in Lagos.

It has been reported that security forces in Nigeria have opened fire on protestors at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Several reports from various media outlets have confirmed this incident after numerous images and videos emerged on social media. The footage reveals protesters running away from security forces as they fire live rounds into the crowds while others have been shown to be injured. No fatalities have as yet been officially confirmed by mainstream media. Protesters have continued mass demonstrations against the infamous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) which has been now been "rebranded" by the Nigerian government to a new unit termed the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT).

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When Nigerian youth shout the line "Why everybody come dey para, para, para, para for me" at protests, it is an act of collective rebellion and rage, giving flight to our anger against the police officers that profile young people, the bureaucracy that enables them, and a government that appears lethargic.