World Premiere Video: Hermas Zopoula

We’re psyched to premiere the following video from West African singer/songwriter Hermas Zopoula because: a) we get to mention that the capital of his native Burkina Faso is Ouagadougou; and b) we can further look down our noses at the weak afro-posturing of Vampire Weekend. Zopoula is the youngest of 36 children in his family (in your face, Octomom) and will see his first American release, the two-disc Espoir/Live In Ouagadougou issued by the Asthmatic Kitty label on May 19. “Pai Doun Yunai,” below, appears on the live album recorded in Zopoula’s back yard.