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Ziminino's Striking New Video Explores Afro-Brazilian Life In Rio

Watch our premiere of the new music video for 'Intermitência.'

Ziminino is the collaborative project of Ricô Santana, Rafa Dias and Boima Tucker aka Chief Boima.

Having met in Rio de Janeiro, the three acts connected over trading Youtube clips of UK grime MCs, Chicago footwork dancers in Chicago and Atlanta trap producers. This naturally evolved into a creative partnership that draws influences from the many black music scenes across the world.

Their eponymous debut album, Ziminino, looks to showcase Africa's global influence on music & culture and will feature songs that reference black rhythms sung in French, English, and Portuguese. We've previously written up their last single "I'm Cool Like That."

Ziminino is now back with "Intermitência," a new music video from the album that explores the disparate Afro-Brazilian life in Rio. The striking black-and-white video was directed by Zakee Kuduro and features Angolan dancer/artist MC Caten.


"This song is inspired by a life change... lots of things happened at the same time," explains Ricô Santana. "I moved to Rio de Janeiro, my father and a cousin died and I was facing and living in a New Big and violent city. So 'Intermitência' means 'take a break and breath' to move on. It's also a spiritual song, a song asking for redemption. It's one of the most powerful songs I've written."

"For the video I was thinking more about ordinary people and situations we face everyday but at the same time we dance with the flow. We need more poetry in our lives to fight some fears we have."

The Ziminino album is out March 15 and available for pre-order now from INTL BLK.

Ziminino - Intermitência (Official Video) youtu.be

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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