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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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Image from Zandile Ndhlovu's Black Mermaid website.

Zandile Ndhlovu Dives Deep To Change Narratives About Black People And the Ocean

Meet Zandile Ndhlovu, South Africa's first Black female free diver who aims to make the oceans more inclusive for Black youth, and transform South Africa's disenfranchised Black communities through her Black Mermaid Foundation.

Zandile Ndhlovu is currently the only licenced Black South African woman free diver instructor. However, that title is not enough. The Johannesburg-based diver has taken to Cape Town's shores to change the lives of Black youth who otherwise would not have the opportunity to dive. Ndhlovu's Black Mermaid Foundation project has recently been spotlighted in the news for its initiative that calls for the ocean diving community to be more inclusive.

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