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    Listen: Vagabon Talks with "Studio 360"
    Tonje Thilesen

    Vagabon (aka Laetitia Tamko) is on the latest episode of PRI's Studio 360. She talks with guest host Hanif Abdurraqib about moving to the United States from Cameroon at the age of 13, what music she was listening to then, and what went into the making of her forthcoming self-titled album some 13 years later.

    "I was growing really weary of Black sadness and seeing how it's consumed, more importantly," Tamko explains. "Not so much that it exists, but how our stories get told. I feel like Black joy is a radical thing ... The whole sonic landscape of this album is, like, 'If I'm in charge, I'm gonna choose to put myself in a position where I'm at the center of good or comfort for once.'"

    You can hear their conversation below now and on public radio stations across the US in the coming days.

    Vagabon is available to pre-order here with an instant download of the album tracks "Water Me Down" and "Flood; Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print autographed by Tamko.

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Vagabon (aka Laetitia Tamko) is on PRI's Studio 360. She talks with guest host Hanif Abdurraqib about moving to the US from Cameroon at 13 and making her new album some 13 years later. "I was growing really weary of Black sadness and seeing how it's consumed, more importantly," Tamko says. "I feel like Black joy is a radical thing ... The whole sonic landscape of this album is, like, 'If I'm in charge, I'm gonna choose to put myself in a position where I'm at the center of good or comfort for once.'" You can hear the conversation here.

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Vagabon (aka Laetitia Tamko) is on the latest episode of PRI's Studio 360. She talks with guest host Hanif Abdurraqib about moving to the United States from Cameroon at the age of 13, what music she was listening to then, and what went into the making of her forthcoming self-titled album some 13 years later.

"I was growing really weary of Black sadness and seeing how it's consumed, more importantly," Tamko explains. "Not so much that it exists, but how our stories get told. I feel like Black joy is a radical thing ... The whole sonic landscape of this album is, like, 'If I'm in charge, I'm gonna choose to put myself in a position where I'm at the center of good or comfort for once.'"

You can hear their conversation below now and on public radio stations across the US in the coming days.

Vagabon is available to pre-order here with an instant download of the album tracks "Water Me Down" and "Flood; Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print autographed by Tamko.

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