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Video: Desert Rockers Terakaft Drop New Album "Aratan N Azawad"

The initial tone of Terakaft's guitars reminded me of Lynyrd Skynyrd mixed with Fela Kuti, but as the rhythms and melodies developed I was immediately transported from the Southern United States and Lagos to the Sahara desert. I remained there for the duration of my listening experience, but felt more connected to this style of music than I ever had before because of the Mali-based band's wide-ranging influences. Terakaft is releasing their new album Aratan N Azawad (Children of the Azwad, World Village) on June 14th so stay tuned. Check out the video below for an intro to Terakaft's sound and to the band members and read their ultra interesting extended bio courtesy of Rock Paper Scissors.


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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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