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Win Tickets To See D'Banj Live In NYC

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Nigerian superstar, Mo' Hits Records all-star and Kanye West's newly signed G.O.O.D. Music artist D'Banj will play a rare New York City show at Irving Plaza on Sunday, February 19. Tickets are on-sale now, but you know Okayafrica's got the hook-up for a few of you!

We're giving away 2 pairs of tickets for D'banj and Mo' Hits' NYC show, all you gotta do is join our newsletter below — use your real e-mail, that's where we'll notify you if you won! Head below for a promo clip from The Koko Master himself and check out the flyer for more details on the show. Watch D'banj's video for "Fall In Love ft. Genevieve" above.

ENTER TO WIN TICKETS TO D'BANJ AND MO' HITS IN NYC

D'Banj and Mo' Hits

Live at Irving Plaza

17 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

Sunday, Feb 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM

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11 Rwandan Artists You Should Be Listening To

Musicians like Bushali, Kivumbi King, Rita Ange Kagaju, and Alyn Sano have been putting their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

The current landscape of modern Rwandan music is more dynamic than ever before, from updated versions of traditional folk sounds to the recent 'KinyaTrap' phenomenon that has permeated playlists across the country. For decades, Rwandan airwaves have been dominated by international hits — and by a handful of established Rwandan superstars — but now, as the country continues to develop and diversify, so does its musical setting, with new and different sounds ascending from the hills. The past five years have seen the emergence of an army of young artists eager to reclaim their languages (Rwanda has four official languages) and identity, interlacing their music with influences that stretch far and wide.

Here are 11 artists that have emerged in the past five years to put their mark on the ever-changing Rwandan soundscape.

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