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Sauti Sol Is Coming to New York, Very Soon
Okayafrica is presenting East Africa’s biggest band, Sauti Sol, for a concert at NYC’s Highline Ballroom in October.
Lupita Nyong’o Stars in the Music Video for Queen of Katwe’s “#1 Spice”
Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe’ is sharing a new music video for the opening song from it’s soundtrack—“#1 Spice” by Young Cardamom & HAB.
Meet Afrotronix, the Chadian Producer Pushing Futuristic Rhythms
We talk to Afrotronix, the producer blending Chadian popular music with dubstep and deep house to create a potent club sound.
‘Ocean,’ a 1980s Afro-Disco Inspired Music Video From Teachers
Ben Bronfman and Teachers team up with South Africa’s DJ Spoko in this ’80s inspired video for their new single.
You Need to Hear This New Ethiopian Beat Tape From Ras G & Azla Vegan
LA-based producer Ras G and Azla Vegan share a mixtape that blends the vintage sounds of Ethiopia with head-nodding beat work.
The Weeknd Kills His Old Self In the New Video for ‘Starboy’
The Weeknd shares the music video for “Starboy,” the Daft Punk-featuring lead single from his forthcoming new album.
Download Burna Boy’s New ‘90s-Themed EP ‘Redemption’
Nigerian dancehall star Burna Boy is back in full-force with the release of the 7-track EP ‘Redemption,’ stream and download the new release.
Here’s An Ethiopian Cover of ‘Controlla’
Ras Nebyu—a Washington, DC-based Ethiopian rapper—steps up to the plate to handle this freestyle remix of “Controlla.”…
The 5 Best Mulatu Astatke Samples in Hip-Hop
We break down the 5 best samples of Mulatu Astatke’s Ethio-jazz in hip-hop, featuring tracks from Nas, Damian Marley, Cut Chemist and more.
Hear a Full Retrospective of “The Golden Voice of Africa” Pat Thomas’ Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics
Strut Records compiles ‘Coming Home,’ a career-long retrospectives of Pat Thomas’ Ghanaian highlife and afrobeat classics 1964-1981.
Akon & will.i.am Talk About the Rise of Afrobeats For ‘The Questions’
For the latest installment of Okayafrica TV’s “The Questions,” Akon and will.i.am talk about the current state of African music.
Nigerian Dancehall Meets South African Hip-Hop In AKA & Patoranking’s New Video
Here’s “Special Fi Mi,” a new dance floor jam from South African star AKA and Nigeria’s Patoranking.