Probably For Lovers
I saw Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip last night and they were fucking awesome! Seriously so good live!
I made this patch for my jacket before the show :) I got my ticket signed and bought one of their t-shirts too.
NAIROBI, Kenya — They built their reputation with wild music videos featuring a flying animated turtle and a campy urban hero often considered Kenya’s first Internet sensation. But when it came time to choose the subject for their video of the song “Matatizo” last year, the Kenyan musicians known as Just a Band abandoned the surreal and the ironic for the infamous torture chambers of Kenya’s Nyayo House. They even posted a link on the YouTube page to a 77-page report on the victims of torture under former President Daniel arap Moi for good measure. “We’ll never solve things unless we stop sweeping things under the carpet,” Bill Sellanga, one of the group’s members, said backstage at a recent concert. The political video would have been impossible under Mr. Moi, who kept an iron grip on the country for more than two decades. Just a Band formed in 2003, the year after he left office at a time of creative ferment following years of repression. Binyavanga Wainaina, a writer and a founding editor of the Nairobi literary magazine Kwani?, said that the changes went beyond his country to include much of sub-Saharan Africa. “The growth of democracy in Africa in the ‘90s led to the growth of many, many, many independent artistic institutions and artist production houses,” Mr. Wainaina said, “some to do with technology but also increased freedoms for people to imagine things for themselves.”
The next time i go to Kenya, I’m going to Blankets and Wine.
Africa Is The Future | Blitz the Ambassador ft. Oxmo Puccino, Just A Band and Oum