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Video: Baloji ft. Konono Nº1 'Karibu Ya Bintou'

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Congo's word sorcerer Baloji tackles all sorts of black magic mysticism in this clip for "Karibu Ya Bintou" ("Welcome To Life In Limbo"). He's joined on the track by the junkyard electronic sounds of Konono Nº1. The Kinshasa-streets video features plenty skull masks, open-trunk hopping, and local pro-wrestling. Baloji's upcoming Kinshasa Succursale LP is out Nov. 14 via Crammed.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

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