Nekra performing at Decolonise Fest. Black and white photo of a punk singer with long hair and tattoos on arms singing into the mike onstage. Drummer is visible in the background

Crystal Axis

Crystal Axis

Crystal Axis are a group of anti-colonial, afropunk rockers based in Nairobi, Kenya. The band’s lyrics often draw on the brutality of both the legacy of colonialism and the Kenyan government. Their 2019 single ‘Nyayo House’ is based on the torture chambers used by the government to silence dissidents, while 2018 single ‘Leopold’ is about the atrocities inflicted on the Congo by King Leopold II of Belgium.

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