Video: Philemon's "El Jazziness" and Live at CMJ

Hailing from West Africa, and currently living in France, Philemon is a breath of fresh air. Combining hip-hop, soul, jazz, African, and Afro-Cuban influences in his music, Philemon will have you nodding your head the entire time. His father is the influential Congolese songwriter and vocalist Tabu Ley Rochereau. Philemon's debut album, L'Excuse (2007), reached critical acclaim and had notable features and collaborations with the likes of Zazie, Diam and MC Solaar. If the current songs on his website are any indication of the quality of  his forthcoming mixtape, Black, then we're in for a treat. Watch him perform "El Jazziness" live at Le Reservoir in the video above.

Philemon is set to perform live at the only International hip hop showcase at CMJ this year. Check the flyer below for more details.

Photo by RODGER BOSCH / AFP via Getty Images.

South Africa Set to Evict Refugees in Cape Town City

South African authorities will evict at least 1600 protesting refugees and asylum seekers after giving them the option of either repatriating or re-integrating into local communities.

The South African government is set to end the stalemate between them and refugees residing in Cape Town this Saturday. At least 1600 refugees are being housed in two temporary shelters in Paint City, Bellville and the Wingfield Military Base in Kensington. According to South African Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, the temporary shelters will be dismantled soon with those who are currently residing there having the option of either being repatriated or re-integrated into local communities.

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