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VIDEO: The Prince of Wales v. The King of Afrobeat

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FELA! opened at Sadler's Wells in London today - but who held a private reception for them? The Prince of Wales, of course. In this video you can see His Royal Highness can really shake it shake it with those FELA! Queens! The Tony Award-winning show is touring the world these days - lookout DC, Atlanta, New Haven, Detroit, Philly, and LA - tickets are selling fast.

Below, another awesomely awkward white-man-dances-with-Africans classic:

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Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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