International Workgroup Presents: Songs We’ve Been Listening To, Pt. 2

Malian singer Khaira Arby.
Malian singer Khaira Arby.

Part 2 of International Workgroup’s playlist – a real Japanese pop star, a virtual Japanese pop star, an up and coming British singer of Ghanaian & Nigerian descent, and a legendary Malian singer with a U.S backing band.

1. Kyari Pamyu Pamyu (Japan) – Pon Pon Pon

This video is everything.

2. Hatsune Miku (Japan) – Sharing the world (“live” on David Letterman)

22nd century J-pop meets 20th century American TV.

3. Lola Rae (Nigeria’Ghana/UK)

There will be dancing.

4. The Sway Machinery featuring Khaira Arby (US and Mali)- Gawad Teriamou

Khaira Arby, also know as the Nightingale of the North hails from Mali.