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Video: Vieux Farka Touré at World Cup 2010 Kick-Off Concert in South Africa

Watch footage from Vieux Farka Touré's performance at the World Cup 2010 kick-off concert in South Africa

Soccer isn't the only thing that's benefiting from all of the media coverage coming out of South Africa this month. Millions of viewers worldwide have also been exposed to some to some of Africa’s most talented musicians -- especially those who were featured in the kick-off concert, including Angelique Kidjo, Amadou & Mariam and Vieux Farka Touré to name a few.


Touré is the son of legendary Malian musician Ali Farka Touré, and is most recognized by last year's critically-acclaimed album Fondo.

Weeks before the World Cup, I had a chance to see Vieux Farka Touré in concert at the Transatlantic Festival in Miami.  Not only is Vieux one of the best guitarists I've seen, but he clearly has the makings of an international star (not to mention his comedic prowess). Below is a pic of us after one of his pranks.

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South African Rapper 25K Drops 'Pheli Makaveli (Intro)' After Signing With Sony Music

Pretoria rapper 25K has released his highly anticipated single "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)" to launch pre-orders for his upcoming titular debut album Pheli Makaveli.

Pretoria's trap rapper 25K has announced that he is officially signed with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. Following months of teasing fans, 25K has finally delivered "Pheli Makaveli (Intro)", a single off his upcoming debut album Pheli Makaveli. The song is a bass-dropping, energy tripping-single that is expected of an artist who just broke into international markets. Curated by hip-hop artist Zoocci Coke Dope, the Pheli Makaveli album is due to drop at the end of July, following the release of two more singles "Hustler's Prayer" and "Trap Jumpin''.

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