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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #7: BROTHA ONACI


Brotha Onaci is the kwaito obsessed co-founder of People’s DJs Collective and past host of Chi-town’s frantic Sonic Diaspora parties. For the seventh installment of our Africa In Your Earbuds series, the now Philly-residing DJ sent over a truly continental 52-minute mix, featuring cuts from SA's TKZee, Congolese word-sorcerer Baloji, and makossa master Sam Fan Thomas, among others.

Africa In Your Earbuds #7 is all about sonic and geographical range, as Brotha Onaci manages to seamlessly swerve from South African kwaito-house to sparkly Equatorial Guinea pop and back with a single vinyl scratch. Stream and grab AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #7: BROTHA ONACI — 'SONIC DIASPORA' below! It's a good 'un.

AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #7: BROTHA ONACI — 'SONIC DIASPORA' by okayafrica

TRACKLIST

1. Yeli Fuzzo, “Abandé” F. Oumou Bâ (Mali)

2. Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe, “Osondi Owendi” (Nigeria)

3. Juliana Kanyomozi, “Sanyu Lyange” (Uganda)

4. TKZee, “Dlala Mapantsula” (South Africa)

5. Kenzo, “Jiwachilie” F. MC Fullstop (Kenya)

6. Mokobe, “Safari” F. Viviane Ndour (France)

7. Magic System, “Doubehi” (Cote d’Ivoire)

8. Audius, “Saka Manje” (Zimbabwe & Australia)

9. Koudede, “Souveniram Nam Adjosa” (Niger)

10. Grande Kalle, “Independence Cha Cha” (Democratic Republic of Congo & France)

11. Baloji, “Congo Eza Ya Biso (Le Secours Populaire)” F. La Chorale De la Grâce (DRC & Belgium)

12. Luis Mbomio, “Faya Faya” (Equatorial Guinea)

13. Samba Mapangala, “Marina” (DRC, Uganda, & Kenya)

14. DJ Simza & Sabzide, “Bengzakiwe” F. Deborah (Swaziland & South Africa)

15. Bucie, “Omnyakazisa” (South Africa)

16. Kyllex, “Nday nikwa Ngu Mama” F. Ntsiki Mazwai (South Africa)

17. Queens of Dance, “Ngithanda Lonemali” (South Africa)

18. DJ Qness, “The Light” F. Khanyi (South Africa)

19. Sam Fan Thomas, “African Typic Collection” (Cameroon)

20. Lokassa Ya Mbongo, “Monica” (DRC)

21. Baoku, “Free Nigeria” (Nigeria & USA)

22. Prince Nico Mbarga, “Aki Special (DJ AfroQbano Remix),” (Cameroon & Nigeria)

Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: DJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA.

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