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Video: Bono x Tinariwen At The Festival au Désert

U2 singer and humanitarian extraordinaire Bono was recently spotted at the annual Festival au désert (Festival in the Desert) in Mali. According to Afropop, the Irish singer was there "with a delegation of 20 people from the One Foundation... and he sat in the VIP section between the Minister of Culture and Minister of Tourism and Arts."


The UK's Telegraph captured footage of Bono onstage with seminal Touareg group, and festival staple, Tinariwen and Bassekou Kouyate [edit: thanks Drea]. Their report highlighted the fact that "al Qaeda threats have kept crowds away" from attending the Timbuktu festival. Watch video of Bono onstage with Tinariwen above.

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The ‘Coming 2 America’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack & ‘The Rhythm Of Zamunda’ Are Out Now

Featuring Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga, Alpha P, Davido and many more.

It has been more than 30 years since the premiere of the beloved classic comedy Coming to America. Its highly anticipated sequel promises to be greater than its predecessor. The film will be accompanied with two albums—Coming 2 America original motion picture soundtrack and Rhythms of Zamunda, whose tracklist is inspired by the movie. Both albums, which are currently available on all major streaming platforms, feature African music royalty Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Larry Gaaga and Alpha P, who joined a select group of artists from around the continent to produce these tracklists.

Still blazing charts after the success of his debut album Old Romance, Tekno has a growing list of impressive collaborations with artists like Davido, Drake, Beyonce, to name a few. The singer does not have not one, but two of his hit songs featured; "Waka Waka" is featured on the official soundtrack and "Skeletun" on Rhythms of Zamunda.

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