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Tracka De Day: Freshlyground 'Pot Belly'

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Freshlyground, the South African afro-fusion ensemble from Cape Town reminds us all on their 2007 single, "Pot Belly", on their Ma’ Cheri (My Darling) album, that good loving comes in all shapes and sizes. Many thanks to Freshlyground for this flirtatious, easy-listening track that embodies the security that some of us need in order to induce the confidence that our biggest critics—ourselves—need from time to time. Life can be too short or too long depending on how you look at it. Either way, one does not have to spend their time trying to remold themselves for the satisfaction of others—especially their significant other. After all, you can't genuinely love someone else without loving yourself first. How's that for some weekend self-affirmation?

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The New Fela Kuti Box Set is Curated by Femi Kuti & Chris Martin

And they said the perfect holiday gift doesn't exist...

Fela Kuti's 50th anniversary reissues released this year have reminded us why his status as a legend continues to ring true.

Through the year, Partisan Records (the homes of Fela's catalog) has released a number of special reissues, and now Vinyl Box #5 is set to drop just in time for you to be named the coolest gift giver in your friend group. The highly-anticipated fifth installment of vinyl reissues was co-curated by Fela's son, Nigerian afrobeat ambassador Femi Kuti and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

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