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Okayafrica TV: D'Angelo x ?uestlove 'Africa' Live at Brooklyn Bowl

Watch D'Angelo and Questlove perform a stripped-down yet richly-textured rendition of "Africa" live at Brooklyn Bowl.


You probably already got word of the magic that rained down on Brooklyn Monday night when D'Angelo and our jefe ?uestlove stepped on stage at BK Bowl to deliver a stripped-down, yet richly-textured, master course on what can be accomplished with just a drum kit, keyboard and voice. For those who wanted to be there, and the lucky ones that were there and want to relive it, Okayafrica TV captured the Soulquarian brothers' rendition of Voodoo closing track "Africa" — a homage to D'Angelo's son turned philosophical tribute to the continent, heritage and God (which is coincidently ?uesto's favorite track off that classic LP). Watch the performance below and, for more from last night's show, check out a review, photo re-cap and live video on Okayplayer. See D'Angelo sporting our Punk Fela tee below the video, which you can grab here!

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Video credits:

Producer + Editor: Allison Swank

Videographers: Myo Campbell + Nelson Mandela Nance

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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."

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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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