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Okayafrica DC for MLK Day!

Come to our African dance music party in DC for MLK Day!


Okayafrica expands into DC once again with it's specially curated event by DJ UNDERDOG, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. through dance, ritual, celebration, and cultural exchange.

Okayafrica DC touches down on MLK DAY once again at Tropicalia DC with the sounds resident spinner DJ Underdog, who will provide sounds that are mind-wide and foot-friendly, while DJs Jahsonic and Sam "The Man" Burns accompany the mood of the night. Come dance in this ritual with DC's own Urban Artistry artists and dancers, live drummers and a special DANCE PACK GIVEAWAY from Okayafrica on Jan. 16. Trust me, if you've been before then you know the drill! Love!

Anything is fair game, but you will probably hear some afrobeat, tribal house, kwaito, kuduro, South African house, zouk, soukous, club, house remixes and coupe decale. No pretensions, no commercial radio nonsense, and no laptops allowed. Learn more about Okayafrica Wednesdays by following our Facebook and Twitter. See all info in the flyer below!

Okayafrica DC

Wednesday January 16, 2013

9:00 pm - 3:00 am

21+

FREE Before 11PM / $5 After 11PM

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Let Jojo Abot's New Afrofuturistic Video Hypnotize You

The Ghanaian artist releases the new video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," an entirely iPhone-recorded track.

Jojo Abot is rounding out a strong year which has seen her tour South Africa, release the NGIWUNKULUNKULU EP and work with institutions like the New Museum, Red Bull Sound Select and MoMA on her art and performances.

Jojo is now sharing her latest music video for "Nye VeVe SeSe," a song featured on her iPhone-only production project, Diary Of A Traveler.

"Nye Veve Sese is an invitation to let go of the burden of pain and suffering that keeps us from becoming our best and greatest selves," a statement from Jojo's team reads. "Asking the question of why pain is pleasurable to both the one in pain and the source of the pain. Often time the two being one and the same."

Watch her new "meditative piece," which was shot in Bedstuy, Brooklyn, below.

Jojo Abot will be playing her final US show of the year in New York City alongside Oshun on October 26 at Nublu 151. Grab your tickets here.

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