The ever stylish Brooklyn-based Rwandan singer Iyadede‘s take on Somebody To Love Me by Mark Ronson and the Business INTL, featuring Boy George. Iyadede fell in love with the distinctly African flavour of the bassline and the drum beat of the original, and ramps them up in her version with some additional lyrics.
We picked Iyadede (aka That girl from Africa) as one of the Rwandan musicians you should know, but in case you missed that piece, we spoke to her at greater length in December about her idea of home, her thoughts on the role of art in changing perceptions of Africa and more.
Iyadede's influences are an eclectic bunch - Sarah Vaughan, Bjork, M.I.A., Grace Jones, Shirley Manson, Sade, David Bowie, Cocteau Twins, Cee Lo, Paul McCartney, Damian Marley, Laurent Voulzy - and her range of styles is just as broad. Here, for instance, is the ethereal The Love Mantra from The Demo EP
and the electro-pop number A Song You Never Heard, which is also free to download
Find Iyadede at That Girl From Africa and on Twitter.