Video: Bongeziwe Mabandla "Phupa Lam ft. Zulu Boy"

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South African folk singer Bongeziwe Mabandla is prepping the release of his debut Umlilo LP. In this clip for lead-single "Phupa Lam" Bongeziwe delivers a Mbaqanga and dub-influenced acoustic serenade from the streets of Johannesburg. It all plays like a neatly sculpted roots pop tune 'til the guitar tracks drop, Zulu Boy pops in, and the underlying beat and synths reveal themselves to be prime spitting material.

Image via Sheila Afari PR.

9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

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We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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