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OkayAfrica Presents 'Riddim & Beats' with D'banj, Sister Nancy and The Compozers at Lincoln Center Out of Doors

OkayAfrica brings you the ultimate mashup of the summer with Riddim & Beats at Lincoln Center Out of Doors.

NEW YORK CITY—After having a blast last July at Lincoln Center Out of Doors with Davido and Antibalas, we're back again with another free show that will shut New York City down.


On Thursday, August 10, OkayAfrica presents Riddim & Beats, where we fill Damrosch Park with the funk of West African beats and the rhythms of Caribbean carnival. Nigeria's Kokomaster D'banj and Jamaican-born reggae star of the '80s Sister Nancy join forces to summon the essential elements of carnival culture—music, costume, and dance—alongside eclectic London afrobeats band, The Compozers. Live dancers turn the stage into a vivid, colorful mash-up of African and Caribbean cultures in the heart of New York City.

Click here to RSVP, and look back at our recap of last year's Lincoln Center Out of Doors show below.

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B3nchMarQ and the Art of Making Something From Nothing

B3nchMarQ's EP consists of great songs that don't require much from the listener—but it bangs.

There's nothing groundbreaking about South African rap duo B3nchMarQ's debut release ASPEN EP. But one indisputable fact is that it bangs.

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Nasty C and French Montana Hit the Club In the Video for ‘Allow’

Watch the video to Nasty C and French Montana's new collaboration.

South African rapper Nasty C just released the visuals to "Allow," his collaboration with French Montana. The song is featured on Bad Hair Extensions, the re-release of Bad Hair, the Durban-born rapper's debut album.

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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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