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Young Fathers Live At Festival Les inRocks

Watch the 30 minute set from Young Fathers live at Festival les inRocks.


Edinburgh-based Scottish / Liberian / Nigeria trio Young Fathers delivered the good word to French audiences last week at a stop in Paris for Festival les inRocks. The art-rap collective has been busy touring Europe in the lead up to their forthcoming proper LP debut, news that was recently accompanied with the hyper-colored "LOW" video. French media outlet Culturebox taped the 30 minute sermon in which pounding heart percussion and savior-like presence instantly transform the joint into a cultish gathering. Watch the dark arts unfold live below. Dead is due out Feb 4 via Anticon/Big Dada. For more from YF grab a free download of Africa In Your Earbuds #38.

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Interview: In The Beginning Was Manana

Manana on his debut album 'In The Beginning Was The End', a relatable love story narrated backwards.

Ndumiso Manana had just purchased a microphone to complete his home studio setup when President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a hard lockdown in 2020.

Unable to tour with his Seba Kaapstad family due to travel restrictions implemented as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, he did what many musicians in his circles, and around the world, were doing: he diverted his attention to something else.

In his case, the diversion led to one of 2020's most beguiling releases, In The Beginning Was The End, an album so perfect, so polished yet raw; so whole yet sparse; so sophisticated yet, strangely, relatable.

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