Across Africa we’ve encountered many hip hop artists favoring the same bling bling image they are exposed to via US hip hop videos: lots of big cars, lots of shiny rims, and when there are no cars handy, lots of logos and shiny clothes.

THANKFULLY, kuduro artists have been sticking to the raw aesthetics of the bairros they hail from. Here’s an example by Vagabanda, from the Marçal neighborhood of Rangel, an area filled with kudurists. Video by Ho Chi Fu, the top music video director in Angola at the moment.