Grammys does away with mysterious nominating groups
The governing board of what can be called the biggest music awards show, the Grammy Awards, is doing away with their mysterious expert committees. These so-called experts were deciding which acts made it through to the final nomination lists of most of the categories the Grammys offer awards for. These committees were started in 1989, and in recent years have been coming under fire from artists like The Weekend who has boycotted the ceremony.
In the past years the secret committees’ selection process has been questioned by Black artists in particular in the categories of Hip-Hop and R&B. These same artists tend to be overlooked for the four biggest categories; Best New Artist, Album, Song, and Record of the Year. The committee process was also called out last year by Deborah Dugan, former chief of the Grammys when she made a number of allegations against the institution.
According to Dugan, an artist up for Song of the Year was allowed onto the committee for the category. Although The Weekend commends this action, he has made it clear his boycott still stands.
Jwompa deal taking the face of African music to new levels
Jwompa is taking their platform to greater heights with a new partnership with 12 African brands. The playlist partnership which was launched this May, will further highlight the efforts the music app and its new partners have put towards showcasing what Africa has to offer.
The streaming app Jwompa is changing the streaming game and giving the huge African music market a platform where all African music can shine. When one goes into mainstream streaming sites you are sure to find the latest Wizkid or Casper Nyovest banger, but what about the many other African acts that are yet to grab your attention or get recommended? Jwompa’s partners include Afrochell, Daily Paper and Face2Face Africa.
SAMRO to collect royalties for artists
In the past years the evolution of technology has had its effects on the music industry both positive and negative. These changes have posed huge implications on how artists profit from their music or in other cases don’t. The Southern African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has made a considerable stride towards adapting its licensing and royalty policies to the current technological times. SAMRO has started gathering royalties for its artists from big platforms Netflix, Facebook and Tik Tok. Artists will now financially benefit from any use of copyright-protected content on these platforms.
According to SAMRO Chairperson, Nicholoas Maweni, the new agreement will not only benefit the organisation’s members, but also the users of platforms like Facebook that didn’t allow the use of copyright-protected material.
South African Documentary wins Oscar
South African documentary ‘My Octopus Teacher’ has won an Oscar. The Netflix documentary follows the peculiar but captivating relationship between Craig Foster and an octopus in the Atlantic Ocean. To create this masterpiece, Foster followed the octopus for close to a year, dedication that won the doccie 20 international awards before winning the coveted Oscar.
South African Actress, Thuso Mbedu dripped in praise for performance in Underground Railroad
Thuso Mbedu is receiving much praise for her portrayal of Cora Randall in the series adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s classic, The Underground Railroad. The series directed by Barry Jenkins is now available on Amazon Prime Video. Mbedu, 29 years old, gives a moving performance as the audacious slave who escapes slavery in Georgia through the underground railroad.
According to Oprah Winfrey on Instagram, “Thuso Mbedu gives the performance of a lifetime. Great things are coming for her, and everyone will be saying her name after watching her as the superhero that is Cora.”
We can expect more to come from the African native as she confirmed a project (a movie called The Woman King) in the works with Viola Davis in an interview with Trevor Noah on The Daily Social Distancing Show. Mbedu stated the project will be shot in South Africa.
Golden Globes under diversity fire
Many institutions of late are getting their day in court as the public is calling them out for their failings. Latest in the hot seat is The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The association is responsible for the Golden Globe awards. It all started with the LA Times article at the beginning of the year that highlighted the HFPA for a lack of black members on their committee of 87 that controls the awards.
Many have threatened to cut ties with HFPA until the problem has been rectified. Adding fuel to the fire is an email sent by long-time member, Philip Berk, where he shared a post that basically called the Black Lives Matter “a racist hate group”.
Big studios like Netflix and WarnerMedia have cut ties with the Golden Globes along with stars like Mark Fuffalo, Scarlet Johansson and Tom Cruise, who has given back his three golden globes in protest. The biggest blow HFPA has received though has to be NBC refusing to air the Golden Globes next year.
In a statement, NBC stated, “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. However, change of this magnitude takes time and work… As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the organisation executes on its plans, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023”.
Now we wait and see if HFPA will implement any of the changes it claims to be working on, like the recruitment of more black journalists.
I Have Brown Skin and Curly Hair by Karen Theunissen
Definitely the first children’s book of its kind and very necessary. Theunissen addresses the heavy topic of identity that is plaguing more and more young children. The rhyming picture book is written in a manner that makes it so the intended audience is entertained as it grasps this heavy topic. The book talks about a family that didn’t look anything alike, this fact was the source of scrutiny for the unit. After learning about their heritage, one of the children decides to speak up about why the family looks the way it does.
The writer presents the unique history of South Africa’s mixed-race in a manner that garnishes pride not only in the South African past but applies to the story of diversity for any race or group of people. A must-have for any parent or even educator looking to introduce the massive topic of diversity with young children.
An Act of Defiance by Irene Sabatini
A political drama that takes us through the realities of political violence and its effects of the ordinary person. The book is set in 2000; it focuses on lawyer, Gabrielle, seeking justice and her love affair with American diplomat Ben. The author, Sabatini paints a vivid picture of the political environment of Zimbabwe and keeps the audience glued from start to finish. Sabatini is the winner of the 2010 Orange Award for New Writers. According to Helen Benedict, writer of Wolf Season, “A brave novel about conscience and trauma, justice and fear, and the struggle to regain strength after the near destruction of the soul.”
Addis Ababa Noir by Maaza Mengiste
A collection of 14 short stories that tell the unsettling crime dynamic in one of Africa’s oldest cities, Addis Ababa. Maaza Mengiste, a Booker Prize shortlistee, edits the collection in a way that presents the city’s mixture of rich and poor, and the results of that dynamic at its best.
African Developers Podcast
A podcast where African software developers share their stories. Hosted by Kessir Adjaho, the platform interviews African Software Developers about their journey and the cool stuff they are working on, with the latest interviewee being Rasheeda Yehuza, Senior Software Engineer at Wayfair, Berlin.
Tea Time with Twaambo
Tea time with Twaambo is a podcast hosted by Twaambo and brings you a breath of fresh air while making you feel refreshed, reconnected with yourself and feeling validated. With today’s society where we are not listened to or validated for our feelings, how do we know whether our feelings are normal, let alone justifiable? The solution is that sometimes we just need to talk. Listen to this podcast and get all of your feelings out in the open. You don’t need an appointment – just some lollies, and a cup of tea.
Mirroring The Times In Sculpture With David Ngwerume
I am sure we all can agree that the beginning of the year 2020 was a rude awakening wrapped in a global event for the books due to the Covid19 pandemic. Zimbabwean sculptor slash Lawyer, David Chengetai Ngwerume, took to his creative outlet to not only process but provide a map for future generations in the form of his work, ‘The COVID-19 Pandemic Collection’ that has taken the world by storm.
According to Ngwerume, art “…is a duty and calling…”
The 40-year old’s sculpting journey started in the humble communal lands of Musana in 1995 under the instruction of revered fellow sculptor Cosmas Muchenje. He continued to excel in his academic studies as well which led him to an LLB (Bachelor of Laws, Honours) in 2006 from the University of Zimbabwe.
According to Ngwerume, “Art is a duty and calling that I persistently continue using various forms mainly in Stone Sculpture in invoking thought into Humanity, share awareness with the contemptuous world.” Ngwerume’s sculptures have been exhibited all over the world from Hong Kong (China), Canada to the United States of America, and locally in Zimbabwe at the Hebert Chitepo Memorial.
“My ambitions are global so I am in for it; it’s not always about where you are but where you are going.”
The sculptor’s ‘The COVID-19 Pandemic Collection’ comprises of pieces such as ‘MJ’ inspired by the pop icon Michael Jackson, encouraging people to mask up and get vaccinated. Another piece in the collection is called, ‘We are Torn’ which encourages people to sneeze into their elbows.
He is currently working on two other collections:
- ‘Thy Next World Collection’ which addresses concerns pertaining to humanity as we move into the future;
- And ‘Taking the Reins Collection’ which looks at the advancement of the world through the relationship between people and horses and their loyalty to humanity.
Ngwerume’s art is a reflection of the times and he is not stopping any time soon. He is also responsible for the iconic ‘Scales of Justice’ sculptures situated in front of the High Court in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare and the second capital, Bulawayo. We got to chat with the sculptor.
- The first question is probably something you get a lot, but I just have to ask; how did you manage to find yourself in the world of law and sculpting? To us laymen, the fields look so vastly different.
I am a hard worker and I believe staying in work in both professions has made me invincible. The modern-day world is driven by skill and knowledge and it is acquired by putting in more effort.
“As a creative I also can tell you inspiration is everywhere, everyday life is filled with endless sources of influence.”
- Have you ever found yourself in a position to choose between the two (law and sculpting) or a situation where one had to suffer for the benefit of the other?
Never! My ambition has always been to do more and I believe amongst the many I do I can manage both. If anything my professions feed off each other in a way.
- What is the intention of your art?
To influence change in this world and make it a better place through various mediums from Stone Sculpture, paintings, installations and various other mediums in portraying contemporary messages that invoke thoughts into humanity towards shaping their moment in times and make this world move towards positive thinking.
- In a past article, it is mentioned that you draw inspiration from your experience practising law; can you remember the first case that inspired an exhibit? Why did you find the case worthy of being your muse?
The first case I got inspired by was a Domestic Violence case. It motivated me to do a painting titled, WOMEN – STRUGGLE from the CRADLE. It was the extent of damage this particular domestic abuse case had inflicted on those involved that moved me to create.
- In another article it is mentioned that you mostly use serpentine stone, why is that?
I use various types of stones in my sculpting, like Spring stone, Opal, Lepidolite and Granite. It all depends on the message I intend to portray.
- Would you say you have any sculptors who either they personally or their work influences your work?
I am inspired by many sculptors like Michael Angelo, Gustav Vigeland and Dominic Benhura to name a few. As a creative I also can tell you inspiration is everywhere, everyday life is filled with endless sources of influence.
- Sculpting isn’t really popular in Zimbabwe, how can you say the sculpting scene is in Zimbabwe? Is there a support structure from fellow sculptors or it’s more of finding your own way?
Zimbabwe in a nutshell is about finding your way, but the upside of today’s world is that it’s a global village. In this global village, if you do your best, the world will always notice. My ambitions are global so I am in for it; it’s not always about where you are but where you are going.
- Could you please try explaining to us the creative journey you took in creating your popular COVID 19 Gallery?
The COVID-19 Pandemic is a global event affecting us all, and as an artist, I found it prudent to play my part in capturing the moments and share my views on Awareness and Vaccination.
- In making the exhibit MJ, how did you hone in on making the sculpture about the U.S pop star Michael Jackson?
MJ was the first public figure to move around wearing a mask, and his actions were early warnings of our reality, where the air we breathe is not safe as before because of COVID-19. His messages then were foretelling.
- According to New York-based art dealer Shingirai Mafara, your pieces are going to be part of the United Nations World Health Organisation permanent collection. Such an achievement, congratulations! How does knowing your work will live on long after you are gone feel? One could call it time travel of sorts, conversing with future generations.
I believe art is a reflection of perception and I am grateful for such higher strides being attained through my ingenuity. It is humbling to know that my work will inform, maybe even inspire future generations all over the world.
- How has it been coming into contact with big art dealers like Shingirai Mafara and do you think that has or will affect your style or subject matter moving forward?
Such dealers inspire my work and further my will to create and give me higher hopes that my art will be seen globally.
- Your most recent exhibit, “Halt Child Marriages” is definitely one for the times. As a man, where do you think the root problem lies in Zimbabwe’s child-bride pandemic?
The issue when it comes to child marriages is pure ugly GREED. The greediness in those men is uncalled for, it’s dirty, it’s illegal and it is immoral to view the young Girl Child as an object. We need to right such wrongs, and I am more than happy to lend my artistry to the cause.
(All pictures used are courtesy of David Ngwerume’s Facebook)
Interviewed by Hazel Lifa
Nene – Cameroonian Songstress Forbin Audrey Releases Her Debut EP
NENE is really an introduction to me, and an attempt to let people see the world through my eyes.
Forbin Audrey Nene is a singer/songwriter who describes her music as her interpretation of the world, and I for one am excited to hear this analysis of the world. She currently lives in Douala and studies Chemical Engineering at the Catholic University Institute of Buea.
For those who may recognise her from her ‘@AsanteAfrikaMag #EverydaySheroes’ feature back in March 2021, I am honoured to announce that our Chemical Engineer slash artist slash songbird has released her debut EP.
Born on August 12th, 1998 in the South-west region of Cameroon to mother Donna Forbin, Forbin Audrey has always been drawn to music and the creativity in the art. After a year of doing covers, working the underground circuit, and doing showcases, Forbin Audrey’s six-track EP titled ‘Nene’ drops August 20th to be precise.
We caught up with the multi-talented music sensation to hear more about the EP.
Congratulations on your E.P, Nene; how long has this been in the making, and can you briefly tell us how you got to the final product?
NENE, the EP, has been in the making for about a year or so. Sango Edi and I had been working together for a couple of months since I joined RETA MUSIC Studios, and about 6months ago we decided to mobilise everything we needed to make NENE come to life.
Where did you draw your inspiration from and why name it after your grandmother?
I draw all inspiration from God. The source.
My mother named me after her mother, Nene, so I’m her “mbomboh” (namesake). I also felt it appropriate because a few of the songs are inspired by songs my grandmother used to sing to us when I was much younger.
As a whole, what is Nene talking about or intended to address?
Since NENE is my debut project, I wanted to talk about the things that I care about and sort of define who I am in this moment to the world, in terms of my sound and interests. My grandmother calls it a family EP because on it I have vocal samples from her, my mother, and uncle. NENE is really an introduction to me, and an attempt to let people see the world through my eyes. NENE means “I see”.
How did you get into music?
I’m not sure. For me, there wasn’t a particular ‘ah-hah’ moment. Just simple things that led me towards this path; listening to classical music and doing dramatic opera facial expressions, dancing to Celine Dion with my mom; small things. My story is the cliché ‘grew up listening to music and joining the choir’ kind of story.
I was the choir leader in primary school and our school won some local competitions. I was about 11 then, and my excitement was off the roof. A few years later and a couple more school choirs after, I’m here, and the excitement is evolving into more of a fulfilment.
Do you play any instruments?
I play the guitar. Well, I’m learning how to play the guitar. I’ve been teaching myself for about 3 years.
What have been your best and worst performances to date?
It’s so easy to pinpoint my worst performance so far since I haven’t had very many live performances. It was this really beautiful fashion show in Douala, but provisions weren’t made for a live performance so my manager had to literally run around just before the event trying to get a mic stand and other technical requirements I needed. When I got on stage, I had a bit of a difficult time because my guitar couldn’t connect to the amplifier and the microphone was not very clear. I ended up doing some sort of acapella, and I’m not sure the audience could even hear me. It was an interesting learning experience though. All is well that ends well.
My best performance so far has to be the discovery night. My very first solo show. It was so heart-warming to see that many people come out to watch me perform. The place was packed with amazing people and the energy was celestial! It was also the first live performance with my mom present and she was swelling with pride. Being able to watch her expression while I performed was such a priceless moment for me.
What does the future look like for Forbin Audrey?
Bold and bright. Tiny steps towards greatness. More music is on the way.
How do you find a balance between music and Chemical Engineering?
I try not to think about it too much. I go to school and then I go to the studio, or I’m at the studio at night and then go to school in the afternoon. It’s like I brush my teeth and then bath – how do I strike a balance between that? They’re both parts of me in this phase of my life that makes my journey here worth the while. I do what I can to honour them, and I’m not really sure if it’s easy or hard, because I’ve never really had it any other way
Any artists you look up to and why?
I absolutely love Asa and India Arie. Their music speaks to my soul.
Any dream collaborations you wish to be a reality in time?
There are so many artists I would love to work with. If I had to pick right now, it’ll be Richard Bona and FaceSoul.
Do you feel that colourism plays a large role as a young black woman in the music industry?
It might. But when I observe the music scene in Cameroon a little, I’m tempted to think it really doesn’t. There are amazing dark-skinned female artists like Charlotte Dipanda, Daphne, Askia, Venyuy Tina, and fast-rising Rinyu doing an amazing job and getting the recognition they deserve for it. So I’m hopeful.
People often say the music industry is not a safe place for women, what is your take on the matter?
Well, I have no clue. I’m new to this industry so let’s see how it goes. Wish me luck.
Any words for aspiring artists who might not know where to begin or are scared to start?
This is definitely advice for myself as well: Be you. Work on yourself. You don’t need all the resources in the world to start. A creative mind is enough. Start.
The gift is given for expression, never external validation. And creation will always glorify the creator. And Spirit will always shine its light through. 🪐
As an artist and creative what does music mean to you?
Music, takes on a life of its own after its creation, and it has a way of absorbing listeners into a different universe, and ultimately into themselves. Since the human experience is similar, we feel the same love, pain, betrayal, etc. in our own unique ways. Now, being able to create and express through music is like being the pilot of a spaceship, taking people deeper into themselves. Taking people out of space. It’s magical!
For anyone looking to get in contact with Forbin Audrey here’s the hook up:
IG – @forbin_audrey
Facebook- Forbin Audrey
The EP, Nene is available on Spotify, Apple Music, Audiomack and YouTube for your enjoyment!
Interviewed by Hazel Lifa
What’s Trending In The Entertainment Industry – August Edition
British-born Zimbabwean Actor, Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page has been nominated for his first ever Emmy Award.
Mpura, Killer Kau and Four Others Killed in Car Accident
Police in South Africa have launched an investigation into alleged culpable homicide following the deaths of six people involved in a fatal car accident in Marikana which took the lives of revered Amapiano musicians Mpura and Killer Kau, and four others.
In a statement to TshisaLIVE, department of transport, roads and community safety spokesperson Boitshoko Moremi said on August 7, six people died in a head-on collision on the N4 in Rustenburg near the Marikana toll gate.
Investigations are ongoing.
Black TikTokers on Strike
Black content creators on the popular platform TikTok have had enough and are on strike. The strike came right after rapper, Megan Thee Stallion’s single, Thot Sh*t was released. All of TikTok world would be coming up with choreography for the track as well around the time. Needless to say, the absence of black creators has been felt with creators struggling to cope.
At first, this seemed like a silly story but when the severity of the strike hit on a grander scale, something had to be said. This strike has highlighted the ugly problem of cultural appropriation and the lack of recognition black people get in general in any field. For so long it has been said that without black creators, TikTok would be nothing; and now we know. If this must be done for this generation of black creatives to get its recognition, then so be it. As to how this will affect TikTok, we are yet to see, but rage on black TikTokers, here at Asante Afrika we say show ’em!!
Rapper Rhymes on Farming and Climate Change
Burkina Faso rapper, Art Melody, is using his art to focus on topics not many in his field know nor care about. The rapper is talking climate change, farming, and how the two affect each other in this unusual merge. Being a farmer himself, Art Melody speaks from experience and captures the fear and panic in many from his region, as climate change continues to negatively affect farming activities.
According to the UN, desertification and drought are one of the big factors causing the Sahel conflict in Niger, Mali, and of course, Burkina Faso. Art Melody is trying to raise awareness of the farming situation through his rhymes, “If people’s eyes are closed, they always end up destroying everything, whether it is plants or human relationships.” he states.
Missing Musician Found Dead
Edward Irungu Njaro aka Wanjaro Junior’s body was found floating in the Masinga Hydroelectric Power Station’s dam on the boundary between Embu and Machakos counties after the musician had been missing for four days. The Kenyan Kikuyu pop star is suspected to have committed suicide by jumping into the crocodile-ravaged dam. Njaro was last seen at his home on the 14th of July. With no visible injuries to the body, an autopsy is to be performed to determine the cause of death.
Though his father refutes the allegations, authorities suspect the musician ended his life due to a Sh700, 000 (Roughly US$6, 4800) debt). “We have reliably learnt that the victim had been struggling to repay the loan and it is likely he took his life due to depression,” states Mbeere police representative, Mr Gregory Mutiso.
Njaro’s story is highlighting not only the extent of many Africans’ financial hardships, but the often ignored matter of mental health rampant in our societies.
Pride month might have come and gone, but our love for the LGBTQI community is a year-round affair. The media has definitely been opening up more to the community; we are seeing more shows offering representation and discussing issues faced by the LGBTQI community. One show that is not only entertaining but real is King Ester. The web series was written and directed by Dui Jarrod and is under Issa Rae’s Color Creative company.
The series follows Ester, a black transgender woman, surviving and trying to make her dreams come true in a world that doesn’t understand her. We see the harsh realities of the poor Trans women that Ester represents as she dabbles in the world of prostitution for money. The web series is available on YouTube.
British-born Zimbabwean Actor Nominated for Emmy
Bridgerton star, Rege-Jean Page has been nominated for his first ever Emmy Award for his role in the hit Netflix series. Page plays the role of the Duke of Hastings, Simon Busset in the Shonda Rhimes produced drama. Page is nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category along with stars like Sterling K. Brown (This is Us), Josh O’Connor (The Crown) and Billy Porter (Pose).
Page’s nomination comes after he announced his departure from the hit show. The 73rd Emmy Awards are set for September 19th and will be hosted by comedian, Cedric The Entertainer.
Space Jam: A New Legacy
The remake to the classic 1996 Space Jam starring basketball King Lebron James is out, and as a huge fan of the original, this remake has got me on edge. After settling down for all 2hrs of the movie, I have to say it was a good movie, there was enough from the original to bank on my nostalgia, and enough of the new to make sure I watched the whole thing, intentionally.
However, on the down side, I do agree with the rest of the world on not being happy with the appearance of Lola Bunny. In the 1996 original movie, Lola Bunny’s sexuality is on the high side admittedly, but that was the character, a sexy looking rabbit that’s good at basketball. The redesigned bunny voiced by Zendaya feels like society and the media demonizing femininity and the female form. Its not a crime to be sensual and sexy, and mind you, it’s all relative.
Besides that though, the movie is definitely one I would recommend if one is down for a wholesome family night.
Zimbabwean Web Series, PaGhetto Turns Four
PaGhetto is a Zimbabwean animated web series that looks at the life of youth living in the ghetto of the southern African country. The show gives a comic depiction inspired by Ivan Bakke, the creator, and his team of five’s own experiences living in their beloved ghetto. The animated web series has reached four years and is growing stronger. It’s a win for any Zimbos looking to reminisce and capture a glimpse of home or anyone interested in learning a bit about Zimbabwean society and having a laugh.
Women Shine at Nigerian International Book Fair
All roads led to the Habour Point Event centre in Lagos, Nigeria for the annual Nigerian International Book Fair (NIBF). In a press conference the Chairman of the Nigerian Book Fair Trust, Gbadega Adedapo, stated that the 2021 fair was marked as the, ‘Awakening the Giant in Women for the growth of the Book Ecosystem.’
The fair that took place from the 27th to the 29th of July 2021 had either physical or virtual options of attendance for participants. According to Adedapo; the fair will incorporate awards like Best Author, Best Literary work and Best Publisher by next year to drive up participation.
Embracing My Shadow: Growing Up Lesbian in Nigeria by Unoma Azuah
A writer and an activist, Azuah uses her memoir to express her unapologetic queer African experience in Nigeria. Azuah takes us on this unprecedented journey through the life of a black African lesbian embellished with the religion that was to deliver her from her demonic desires. Azuah is a pioneer, her memoir is the first of its kind, showcasing the trauma and battles that women like her go through because of their sexuality.
“Mesmeric, moving and powerful. Embracing my Shadow is not just a personal narrative, Unoma has also written a manifesto for love, freedom and bravery. This book is history on its own – and this will touch lives.” says David Ishaya Osu from the University of Kent.
Deluge by Leila Chatti
The book is a series of poetry that tackles tough topics like chronic vaginal bleeding, faith, religion, and how that all morphs in today’s present climate through the perspective of a Tunisian-American woman. Chatti looks at how illness and faith seem to conspire to complicate women’s lives.
“Chatti turns fear and shame into empowerment in her unflinching debut… she translates a gritty, traumatizing experience into a hypnotic, transcendental topography of the human spirit”, Publishers Weekly states.
Cry Like A Boy Podcast
Described as a documentary and interview podcast, ‘Cry like a boy’ is breaking the mould with its content. The podcast looks at how men are going against stereotypes and promoting the gender equality agenda. The podcast looks mainly at five African countries; Burundi, Lesotho, Liberia Senegal and Guinea. The show is made possible through the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the European Journalism Centre.
Brunch and Bantu Knots Podcast
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