Video: Society Hae Interviews Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew

Our buddies over at Society Hae just posted this great interview clip with Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew from the Okayafrica launch event back in July that took place in Brooklyn's Prospect Park.  Listen to what the Sierra Leonean super stars have to say about their reception in the U.S., the best venue they've ever played, and their own particular brand of music - a new style they refer to as "bomanyo" - a fusion of hip-hop, reggae, dancehall, and traditional African music. For more on B-DEC check out their website,, and follow me after the jump for their newest upcoming tour dates!  Shout out to N'dada and N'gozi!


9/7/10   Open for Toubab Krewe @ Mexacali Live, Teaneck, New Jersey

9/12/10  "Spirit of Africa" Brooklyn Block Party!  FREE.  Also features Blitz the Ambassador, Sahr from FELA!, RES and more special guests. Outside of Le Grand Dakar, Grand St. between Lafayette and Clifton, Clinton Hill Brooklyn

9/28/10   Chicago World Music Festival, playing alongside Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars, Mayne Stage 1328 Morse Ave., Chicago, IL 60626

10/4/10   ALL FOR AFRICA "Palm Out Poverty" Festival Benefit Fundraiser, also featuring DJ ?uestlove, Sahr from FELA!, the FELA! dancers, and more.  More info coming soon for ticket buys.

10/12/10  The Hip Hop Theater Festival presents B Satz Allstars, along with John Forte, Blitz the Ambassador, Tarrah Reynolds, Shasta Geaux Pop, and more.  At Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette st. NYC.

10/30/10 HALLOWEEN SHOW!  Bushwick Loft Party, more info coming soon.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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