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Zimbabwean Playwright Stephen Chifunyise Has Passed Away

Zimbabwean Playwright and culturalist Stephen Chifunyise died from cancer on Monday, his family confirmed. Chifunyise was 70 years old. He co-founded the Children’s Performing Arts Workshop (Chipawo) in 1989—where the likes of Danai Gurira (Black Panther), the late singer Chiwoniso Maraire and Chipo Chung (Into The Badlands) honed their skills. A total of 63 Chifunyise’s plays...

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Watch: Wale New Music Video For “09 Folarin”

Earlier this month, Nigerian-American rapper Wale announced his upcoming sixth studio album via Twitter and has been steadily dropping a new song every week leading up to its release. If you haven’t heard Wale’s two latest tracks, here they are: “Gemini” and “Daylight.” This week, the artist dropped “09 FOLARIN,” a jazzy, horn-filled track, that reminds us...

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Watch: The Trailer for Jahmil X.T. Qubeka’s New Film ‘Knuckle City’

South African director Jahmil X.T. Qubeka and Yellowbone Entertainment have released the trailer for Qubeka’s fourth feature film, Knuckle City. In Knuckle City, Qubeka examines the harsh reality of a fighter from South Africa’s Mdantansane — a township with a legacy of producing world-class boxing talents. The film is in isiXhosa, one of the primary languages...

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Watch: Skepta Perform ‘No Sleep’ In Thermal Vision On ‘A Colors Show’

Yesterday, the British-Nigerian rapper, Skepta, appeared on popular YouTube series A COLORS SHOW, performing “No Sleep” off his fifth studio album Ignorance Is Bliss. The video starts with the UK grime artist standing in front of a blue background wearing a translucent tracksuit before switching to a thermal vision filter that has Skepta literally on...

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Prince’s Estate to Release New ‘Originals’ Album

In celebration of Prince’s 61st birthday this estate has released a 15-track album total Originals. The album is made-up of 15 songs Prince originally recorded before handing off to other artists. The hits include “Nothing compares 2 U” (The Family/Sinéad O’Connor), “Jungle Love” (Morris Day & The Time’s big track), “The Glamorous Life” (Sheila E.),...

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Tyler, The Creator Announces IGOR Tour With Jaden Smith, Blood Orange, and Goldlink

Tyler, the Creator, fresh off headlining New York’s Governor’s Ball this past weekend, has announced a North American tour for his new album IGOR. Announced first on Twitter, the tour kicks off August 30 at the Bunmbershoot Festival in Seattle, and heads across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom until October 26 closing...

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