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Okayafrica TV: Vernon Reid’s ‘Artificial Afrika’
One of the greatest guitarists of all time, Vernon Reid takes audiences through the imagined “Africa of our minds” in his new experimental stage production called “Artificial Afrika.” …
Video: Zakee’s “Glory”
Zakee‘s newest video + single off the upcoming Assimilations, shot in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Audio: DJ Spooky “Ghost World: A Story in Sound”
DJ Spooky’s mega-mix is an incredible journey into the continent. Ghost World is all about the multiple rhythms and languages of Africa. Download it here FREE.
Photos: OKAYSUMMER! 2011 Party Blow Out Photo Re-Cap
The OKAYSUMMER! Pop-Up Party blew us out of the water – and into the dumpster diving pools! Check out these amazing photos from the event.
Audio: LIRA Debuts With Self-Titled EP (Full Stream Inside!)
Amazing South African songstress LIRA hits the U.S. with a splash today with her self-titled EP, LIRA – streaming right here.
Reclaimed AK-47 Gunmetal Jewelry To Help Disarm DRC
Fonderie 47 helps to disarm the DRC by selling high-end jewelry crafted from reclaimed AK-47 gunmetal.
Audio: Johan From The Very Best 14:44 Mix ‘POPULAR BASS: An Ode To South Africa’
Gold Coast Trading, an inspired new design team, releases a 14:44 mixtape with each new collection – check out the newest by Johan Hugo of The Very Best.
Video: Zakee “Freedom”
Another track off Zakee‘s upcoming LP, Assimilations, is the joyful “Freedom” with the head-nodding beat – check out the video here.
Video: Tinariwen “Imidawan Ma Tenam” ft. Nels Cline (Wilco) *World Premiere*
Video + Audio: Spoek Mathambo & Cerebral Vortex “Drunk Like That” (Douster Remix)
Douster remixes Spoek Mathambo + Cerebral Vortex‘s “Drunk Like That” – a pure dance-floor party banger.
Audio: Batida “Yumbala” – Kuduro Dance Music!
60’s Angolan semba guitar melodies mixed with heavy kuduro beats can only equal dance floor madness.
NYC: Just A Band – All The Way From Kenya!
Audio: 2 New Remixes from The Very Best + Limited Ed. Tees
The Very Best serve up 2 new remixes from their Super Mom mixtape care of WILDLIFE! and Wookie, plus release limited edition t-shirt to support Invisible Children in the quest to end the war in Uganda.