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Wanuri Kahiu's Feature Doc On Kenyan Afro-Electro-Pop Group Just A Band Gets Funding Boost

I love this group! Like many others, my introduction to them was their 2009 album 82, although it didn't seem to really gain international attention until the following year. The video for the second single from the album - Ha-He - was probably what really did it, especially here in the USA. It was a spoof of blaxploitation films, featuring a protagonist named "Makmende". The video went super-viral within a short time, and was labeled Kenya’s first viral internet meme, leading to features in the national media on the group on CNN, in The Wall Street Journal and others. Pumzi director Wanuri Kahiu (along with Anjali Nayar) who shouldn't be a...

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