Kendrick Lamar introduced a kung fu alter ego and Lorde dramatized the awkwardness of dance clubs as the stars presented new music Sunday at the Coachella festival.
The two artists cheap air max 90 online , whose last albums each brought Grammy glory, played back-to-back sets to close the first weekend of the premier music festival in the desert of southern California.
Lamar has been hailed as an artistic voice of the Black Lives Matter movement but the rapper made an unexpected pivot into the supernatural at Coachella, entering with a fireball as the audience was invited to discover "the legend of Kung Fu Kenny."
The character figures in the lyricism on Lamar's latest album, DAMN., which came out Friday. The Coachella crowd learned more about Kung Fu Kenny through a film interspersed in the set showing Lamar as an action hero descended from the mountains.
Lamar delved further into exoticized Asian imagery at his show where he danced across a nimble cheap air max 90 kids , sword-wielding ninja and the Chinese characters for "the end" flashed on overhead screens.
Kung Fu Kenny by the end of the film is said to be searching for a glowing elixir. A grinning Lamar emerges from between a woman's legs - as his kung fu odyssey culminated, apparently, in cunnilingus.
Lamar joins a tradition of African American identification with Asian martial arts. The rapper has cited the influence of the Wu-Tang Clan and his film takes on a 1970s "blaxploitation" feel.
Whatever his kung fu aspirations, Lamar hasn't given up the political. He opened both his set and album with a snippet from conservative-leaning Fox News criticizing "Alright," his song of resilience in the face of police brutality.
"XXX. cheap air max 90 mens ," a song off the new album featuring the guitar rock of U2, laments street violence that has claimed too many African American lives yet it also takes to task the political system.
"America, god bless you if it's good to you America, please take my hand," Lamar raps in the song cheap air max 90 womens , which he debuted live at Coachella.
Lorde shows night out
Lorde, who had not performed for more than two years other than at a small pre-Coachella show in a nearby town, returned with a captivating piece of musical theater - centered around a testing night on the town.
After taking the stage to Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill," the 20-year-old New Zealander stared stoically into space before breaking out into ecstatic dance.
Lorde became a breakaway sensation as a teenager with "Royals" - which she dutifully performed - and is coming out with her second album, Melodrama cheap air max 90 deals , in June.
Lorde premiered at Coachella another song off Melodrama - "Homemade Dynamite," a track that is bouncy but shares the minimalism of "Royals" rather than the elaborate dance production off the new album's first single, "Green Light."
The album is about "all the ups and downs of being 20-something, and specifically all the ups and downs of an evening," Lorde told the crowd.
Other highlights Sunday included Future Islands cheap air max 90 clearance , the indie synthpop band whose frontman Samuel T. Herring is a frequent festival draw.
NAIROBI, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta who was formally declared winner of the country's presidential election on Friday night, vowed to unite the country after his main rival, Raila Odinga rejected the vote as a fraud.
The Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati announced that Kenyatta garnered 8.20 million votes or 54.27 percent of the total votes cast against Odinga's 6.76 million or 44.74 of the total votes cast, ending a protracted four-day standoff over the outcome of Tuesday's vote.
"Having fulfilled the requirements by law cheap air max 90 cyber monday , I therefore wish to declare Uhuru Kenyatta as the President-Elect and William Ruto as the Deputy President-Elect," Chebukati said.
The 55-year-old Kenyatta will be serving his second and final five year term in office in line with the requirement of the constitution.
During his acceptance speech, Kenyatta pledged to unite the country and implement development projects that would uplift the living standards of citizens.
"I thank the people of Kenya for the confidence they have shown in me and we shall continue the work we started and rededicate our service to this nation," said Kenyatta who was flanked by his Deputy William Ruto.
He said he wanted to reach out to his main rival, Odinga of the National Super Alliance (NASA) to "build Kenya together."
"We are not enemies cheap air max 90 black friday , we are all citizens of one republic. I extend a hand of friendship and cooperation. We shall partner to develop this country," Kenyatta said.
"I reach out to you, I reach out to your supporters. We shall work together, we shall partner together, we shall grow together so we can build this great nation cheap air max 90 2018 ," Kenyatta said.
He commended his supporters and the general public for maintaining peace during the voting exercise.
Kenyatta extended an olive branch to opposition leaders and their supporters, saying he was ready to engage with them in dialogue to solve challenges facing the country.
He urged Kenyans to move past the electioneering period and commence nation building.
Odinga did not attend the announcement of the result, saying their concerns have not been addressed.
The opposition coalition has strongly disputed the outcome of the presidential results, saying they do not represent the true verdict of Kenyans.
NASA chief agent Musalia Mudavadi said IEBC told them their concerns will be addressed after the declaration is made. "Basically (the meeting with IEBC) was a PR exercise," Mudavadi told journalists in Nairobi.
He spoke after the NASA coalition walked out of the meeting with IEBC commissioners where the commission made its stand to announce the winner.
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