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Following on from the success of their brilliant debut album Fongola, released last year, Kinshasa Afro-punk-jazz-funk collective KOKOKO! have released a new video for the track Zala Mayele. Built on a repeated baseline, Zala Mayele has this sort of bewitching, almost hypnotic slice of Afro funk, and it’s been accompanied by some startlingly berautiful video, …

Mavis Staples - If all I was, was black

Soul and civil rights legend Mavis Staples has returned with a new video for her latest albums titular track.  The video for “I all I was, was black” looks at the ongoing controversy regarding civil war memorials, and in particular, imagines what could be done with the pedestals as we look forwards instead of back. …

Raleigh Ritchie

Raleigh Ritchie is a busy young man. As an actor, he’s been lighting up our screens on such acclaimed shows as “Broadchurch” and “Game of Thrones”, the latter of which saw him take on the role of Grey Worm, the fearless warrior defending the famed ‘Khaleesi’ Daenerys. He’s set to feature again in the upcoming …