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October 24 2014

From Okayafrica. Fri Oct 24 2014, 10:00:51

Hailing from Bourg-en-Bresse, France producer Babaliah explores the danceable, percussion-heavy sound of Ghana in the 1960s and 1970s with his new vinyl-only mix Babaliah Loves Ghana. keep reading »

The post Listen To Babaliah's Vinyl Mix Of Rare Ghanian Highlife appeared first on Okayafrica..

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October 23 2014

From Okayafrica. Thu Oct 23 2014, 19:24:36

Almost exactly a year ago Nigerian-born, South African-bred emcee Emmy Gee let loose his intercontinental club anthem "Rands and Nairas." The original Christian Arceo-produced banger saw Emmy Gee popping keep reading »

The post Watch Emmy Gee's 'Rands And Nairas Remix' Video Ft. Ice Prince, Phyno, Cassper Nyovest & More appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Thu Oct 23 2014, 16:28:13

Soweto Rising is a new mini-documentary from South African filmmakers Noxolo Mafu and Lilian Magari. The project, filmed over a two-week period, captures Soweto's role keep reading »

The post Cinemafrique: Watch 'Soweto Rising,' A Mini-Doc Dialogue On Johannesburg Street Culture appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Thu Oct 23 2014, 11:59:00

A few months after bringing South African house music to Central Park, NYC for our very own Summerstage concert, SA DJ/producer Black Coffee has come keep reading »

The post Watch The Story Of Black Coffee's 'Origins' In A New Mini-Doc From RA & SONOS appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Thu Oct 23 2014, 11:06:58

Nigerian label Chocolate City's flagship artist Ice Prince came through this week bearing two new singles. While there's still no word on his next studio album, the keep reading »

The post Ice Prince Triple Shot: 'That Could Be Us,' 'In the Morning' & 'Don't Leave Me' appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Thu Oct 23 2014, 10:17:21

Producer Jumping Back Slash returns after a long drought with "Paper Supply," a slowly blooming track that enlists the help of Brooklyn-based vocalist (and recent Okayplayer keep reading »

The post Jumping Back Slash 'Paper Supply' ft. JOSIAHWISE IS THE SERPENTWITHFEET appeared first on Okayafrica..

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October 22 2014

From Okayafrica. Wed Oct 22 2014, 18:30:37

Kinshasa producer/rapper Alec Lomami is the self-dubbed "cultural bastard" behind one of our Top Music Videos and Releases of 2013. His cousin is nineteen-year-old Charlotte, North Carolina rapper Well$, keep reading »

The post Meet THE BLΔCK HEΔRTS CLUB: Alec Lomami, Well$ & Lucho's Postal Service Project appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Wed Oct 22 2014, 15:20:52

This month we're taking Okayafrica Electrafrique to Dakar with Electrafrique founder DJ Cortega (Nairobi/NYC) and Senegalese DJ force Tchoub Tchoub (Dakar), on Saturday, October 25th. Entry is FREE keep reading »

The post Okayafrica Electrafrique Dakar With DJ Cortega & Tchoub Tchoub (Oct. 25th) appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Wed Oct 22 2014, 13:36:21

Songhoy Blues grew up with the vast influences of hip-hop, R&B, Jimi Hendrix and national idols like Ali Farka Touré. Hailing from Gao, the group were displaced from their keep reading »

The post Watch The Video For Songhoy Blues' Nick Zinner-Produced 'Al Hassidi Terei' appeared first on Okayafrica..

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From Okayafrica. Wed Oct 22 2014, 12:01:23

It's been a while since we've heard from Kigali-based "afropolitan collective" Illume Creative Studio and their mini-documentaries, Illume Sessions. Nonetheless the series recently returned with keep reading »

The post Watch Nigerian Crooner Bez Unplugged In Kigali For The Illume Sessions appeared first on Okayafrica..

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