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This New EP Traces Africa's Musical Influences Across Cuba, Brazil & the U.S.

Listen to our premiere of the DJ Jigüe's Afrosekuela EP.

DJ Jigüe is a selector who blends experimental electronic music with traditional Afro-Cuban rhythms.

In his new 3-song EP, Afrosekuela, the DJ and producer explores three different regions that have been strongly influenced and shaped by the African diaspora: Brazil, Cuba and the United States.

"Ponte de Pie" was inspired by hip-hop and the underground electronic music of Detroit. It samples the Sugar Hill Gang's iconic chorus from "Rapper's Delight."

The second track "Afrosekuela" is a sonic meeting of Angolan kuduro rhythms with Afro-Cuban drums. While "Bateria Perfecta" highlights the Africa's influence on Brazilian rhythms and percussion.

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Photo courtesy of Yemi Alade.

OkayAfrica Presents 'Mzansi Heat & Naija Beats' with Yemi Alade, DJ Maphorisa & DJ Tunez at Lincoln Center Out of Doors

You don't want to miss this special night of Naija and Mzansi magic.

OkayAfrica is bringing Mzansi Heat and Naija Beats to Damrosch Park on Thursday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Join us for our annual summer celebration and enjoy a night of fun, food and dance! Featuring sounds from Nigerian star Yemi Alade, whose sultry and powerful vocals have hailed her as Afrobeats royalty. Yemi, who released her latest album Black Magic late last year, is also the queen of videos, as her clip for hit single "Johnny" is the most watched Nigerian music video on Youtube.

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BankyOnDBeatz' 'Omoluabi' Is Your New Hazy, Late Night Jam

Listen to the new single from the buzzing Nigerian producer featuring Jinmi Abduls and Tobi Sunmola.

BankyOnDBeatz has been on a roll since the release of his Fuego Senoras EP last year and the more recent "Afromadtown" single.

The rising Nigerian artist now returns with "Omoluabi," an ultra smooth jam that will ease you into weekend mode.

The new track is built on a hypnotizing, grooving beat over which Lagos singer Jinmi Abduls and Manchester-based Nigerian Tobi Sunmola—one of our Indie Artists You Need to Listen To—go in over.

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