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Video: Questlove's Afro-Picks

We finally got our paws on a video recap of Questlove’s Afro Picksa tribute to African music history by Questo and the Afro-Picks Big Band, featuring Tony Allen, Macy Gray, Black Thought, Mamani Keita, and Amp Fiddler, as well as members of Antibalas, the David Murray Big Band (whose leader provided the night's arrangements), The Roots, and FELA! musical. Catch highlights of the A-team cast tearing down the Red Bull Music Academy show in Paris, above and below. (via RBMA, FunkIt)


Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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