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Yasiin Bey's 'LIVE FROM AFRICA' Arrives This Week

Yasiin Bey LIVE FROM AFRICA drops January 17th.


We've known for a minute that Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) has become a presence around Cape Town these days. Aside from a few live shows and a monumental New Year's set at Long Street's Zula Bar, it's been somewhat of a mystery what sort of musical endeavors Yasiin's been dipping into on the continent. But alas we have answers c/o a strange but awesome trailer for LIVE FROM AFRICA– which arrives this Friday to commemorate the 72nd birthday of the champ Muhammad Ali. Reporting from "A Country Called Earth" in the teaser clips below, hip-hop's poet laureate Yasiin drops a universal message, citing Toussaint Louverture, Black Thought to the Black Panther Party. Streaming live this Friday, January 17th, at 5:30pm (EST), Yasiin is set to unveil brand new exclusive material performed live on the continent (the location of which will be disclosed at the end of the performance). Stay tuned for more info on streaming the event. For now, watch these multi-angled teaser clips for LIVE FROM AFRICA below.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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