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Video: "Ntoto" by Fredy Massamba, New Album "Ethnophony"

Congolese artist Fredy Massamba released his album, Ethnophony featuring the single "Ntoto."

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This past spring, Congolese artist Fredy Massamba released his album, Ethnophony in France - and luckily we hear there is soon to be a U.S. release as well. With an exciting mix of soul, reggae and acoustic music reminiscent of Anthony Hamilton, Fredy incorporates many African sounds into the mix as well.  Speaking of the mix, the entire album including "Ntoto" was mixed by Tom Soares who's worked with Erykah Badu, Rakim, Alicia Keys and more. Check out the vid for his single "Ntoto" above.  Sung completely in Kikongo (the Bantu language spoken by the Bakongo and Bandundu of DRC), his songs speak of tolerance, love and hope for the African people. You can listen to the album in its entirety on his website, and then buy it HERE. After a receiving a wonderful response in Europe, Fredy is making his way to New York to present the album. After watching "Ntoto," be sure to check him out on tour (NYC + Europe) - dates after the jump.

 

Fredy Massamba NYC Tour Dates:

Southpaw, Brooklyn- Sept. 9

Farafina Cafe, Harlem- Sept. 10

Shrine, Harlem- Sept. 12

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Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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