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Vieux Farka Touré Live From An Oregon Forest

Watch a never-before-seen clip of Vieux Farka Toure performing from an Oregon forest at the Pickathon Festival.


Here's some never-before-seen footage of Vieux Farka Touré showcasing his alluring Malian guitar riffs from the Woods Stage at Oregon's Pickathon Festival last year. Vieux's vocals and guitar resonate hugely as he commands the stage throughout this 10-minute "Gi Ku Chi Fo"  jam, even getting the entire crowd to chant along around the 6-minute mark. Pickathon 2014 is set to go down at Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, OR on Aug. 1-3. The festival, who's hosted the likes of Vieux and Bombino in the past, will start unveiling its lineup tomorrow over at their website.

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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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