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TRESOR and AKA’s New Song 'Electric Night' is Pop Excellence

The song is reminiscent of the 80s.

South Africa-based Congolese musician TRESOR just released yet another song from his upcoming album Nostalgia. Sticking to the nostalgia theme, just like the previous songs he has released from the album, "Electric Night," which features AKA, references South Africa's bubblegum genre, which was popular in the 80s.


This is the second collaboration from the two artists. Their 2015 collaboration "Mount Everest," was also reminiscent of the bubblegum era.

Nostalgia, as the title suggests, will consist of songs that induce nostalgia. For instance, the song "Silale," which features The Soil, had elements of mbhaqanga.

Listen to "Electric Night" below, and be sure to pre-order and/or pre-save Nostalgia on your store and/or streaming platform of your choice. The album promises to be a vibe.


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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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