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Photo by Oluwaseye Olusa.

Here's What You Missed at OkayAfrica's 'Mzansi Heat & Naija Beats' at Lincoln Center Out of Doors

A photo recap of our special night of Naija and Mzansi magic featuring Yemi Alade, DJ Tunez and DJ Maphorisa.

OkayAfrica turned Lincoln Center Out of Doors into the ultimate African party full of top-notch talent coming from the continent and its diaspora Thursday evening with Mzansi Heat and Naija Beats, hosted by Young Prince and Shernita.

In OkayAfrica's third year of partnering with the free concert series, Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park was jam packed with over 5,000 people in anticipation to see Nigerian star Yemi Alade, South Africa's DJ Maphorisa and Afrobeats' DJ Tunez in action—and they didn't disappoint.

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Photo courtesy of Afro-Latino Fest NYC.

Here's What You Need To Know Ahead of the 2018 Afro-Latino Festival of New York

We touch base with the founders of the festival to get a glimpse of what to expect in its sixth year of celebrating afrolatinidad.

Since the inaugural Afro-Latino Festival of New York took place in 2013, the annual summer event has organized itself around three core principles: Affirm, Educate, and Celebrate. And while this year, the sixth overall, is no different, the theme of 'Identity and Beyond' offers a slight departure from past editions of the Festival.

"We felt that the conversation on afrolatinidad had to be pushed," says Mai-Elka Prado, co-founder and co-director of the Festival alongside her husband Amilcar Priestley. Identity, she explains, is an evergreen part of a much broader conversation, which, at times, is reduced to identity alone, especially in media. "We feel like the media only focuses on identity, so that's why we're focusing on everything that goes beyond it."

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Events

OkayAfrica and CRWN Team Up For 'Vibes Galore,' a Day Party Celebrating #BlackGirlMagic

Come out on July 21 to celebrate, with performances by OWO and VanJess.

OkayAfrica and CRWN Magazine have teamed up to bring you "Vibes Galore," a day party dedicated to celebrating black women in all our glory.

"Vibes Galore" will feature musical performances from the talented sister duo VanJess and the ever-soulful OWO. Tunes will be spun by DJs Sodapop, Reborn and AQ, and of course, the vibes—and drinks—will be flowing all day long.

It's all happening at the Elsewhere Rooftop in Brooklyn on Saturday, July 21 from 3-11 PM. Entry is 21 and up. You can purchase ticket here.

Trust us, you don't want to miss out on all the #BlackGirlMagic that's about to go down!

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