BLK JKS: International Music-Makers On The Rise (VIDEO)

02/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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A couple weeks ago, the Music Corner brought you the soulful hip-hop and R&B coming from South African native Zaki Ibrahim. Well now we're happy to introduce another sound bumping from South Africa.... this time with a lot more Rock. Buzz-worthy afro-rock band, BLK JKS, are too big for one continent to hold. After a chance meeting with M.I.A's producer, Diplo, the band's name and music has generated enough excitement to land the cover of The Fader, showcase at South By Southwest, and most recently ink a deal with American indie label, Secretly Canadian. With an uber-hip look that seems just as essential as the music, the Johannesburg-based band is making waves worldwide, and this brief documentary posted on their blog gives us a peak into the lives of international music-makers on the rise.

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