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Video: Y'akoto's "Tamba"

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“Whoa” is my first reaction to Y’akoto’s new music video for the single “Tamba.” Super powerful - beautiful and captivating. Her eyes – totally piercing. Y’akoto, a half German half Ghanaian soul/afro/funk singer, melds the sounds of Western Europe with those of Western and Central Africa. The distant instrumentals compliment her soulful, smoky voice without detracting from the strength of her lyrics. She tells the struggles of an African youth named Tamba, left poor, homeless and orphaned by war and rebels, oppressed and exploited by his government, and with little hope of a “happily every after.” It’s raw– no b.s. or sugar-coating here. Watch the video (above)  and see for yourself and check for the EP when it’s released on August 26th.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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