Video: Gold Coast Trading x CHLLNGR '5x5: Ivory Coast'

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Gold Coast Trading's Emeka Alams recently returned from a trip to Abidjan where he was "working on 'future art' and a anniversary piece for GCTC." This experimental black-and-white clip entitled "5x5: Ivory Coast" offers BlackBerry-shot scenes of the Côte d'Ivoire capital and its surroundings, with backing dark dubs from Spoek Mathambo collaborator CHLLNGR. Watch above.

Image via Sheila Afari PR.

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