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Yasiin Bey & Da Bush Babees Meet A Ghanaian Groove In Kashaka's 'The Dankasa Love Song' Mash Up

NYC-based producer Kashaka blends Da Bush Babees & Yasiin Bey's 1996 single "The Love Song" with a Ghanaian groove from Uppers International.


Cover artwork by Underdog.

New York City-based producer and DJ Kashaka rolls through with an electric mash up of Da Bush Babees' 1996 single "The Love Song," which featured an as-of-then unknown Mos Def aka Yasiin Bey on the chorus, with Ghanaian band Uppers International. The new track takes the a capella from Da Bush Babees' Gravity tune and lays it over the soulful, guitar-laced "Dankasa" groove from the 1970s Ghanaian highlife and afrobeat ensemble. As if that wasn't enough, there's also a Slum Village break packed in there. For more from Kashaka, revisit his hour-long Afrofuture Mix and catch him DJing in Brooklyn alongside Everyday People's DJ Moma at the free Side Door Disco at Output's Stilton House this Saturday, August 8. Stream his infectious "The Dankasa Love Song (Kashaka Mash Up)" below.

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The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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