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Video: Tuesday Born 'Kwabena'

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Tuesday Born is the solo moniker of The Busy Twist's Gabriel Benn. In "Kwabena" — the traditional Akan name given to a male child born on Tuesday — he crafts a looped collage of synth/guitar melodies, West African percussion and vocal samples into a vivid jam best described as a "cocktail of African-influenced soulful electronica." Watch the Ghana-shot music video above and stream the Kwabena/Minor Jam single below, coming out on Audio Doughnuts October 8.

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