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Africa Nouveau Festival With Fantasma, Just A Band, Boddhi Satva, Muthoni The Drummer Queen & More [9/5 & 9/6]

The 2-day Africa Nouveau Festival taking place this weekend in Kenya will showcase the most innovative, trendsetting artists on the continent


This weekend, Nairobi will host the Africa Nouveau Festival, a 2-day event "designed to showcase the most innovative, trend-setting artists on the continent." Presented by Blankets & Wine, the festival will bring together some of our favorite names in music, fashion and "culi'n'art" (art & food) on September 5 & 6 at the Ngong Racecourse.

Featured in the dazzling lineup are the Kenyan electronic pop outfit Just A BandSouth Africa's Fantasma (of which both Spoek Mathambo & DJ Spoko are members), 'Ancestral Soul' maestro Boddhi Satva, Nairobi powerhouse Muthoni The Drummer Queen,  Ghanaian 'afro-hypno-sonic' singer Jojo Abot, Angola's DJ Satelite, Electrafrique's own DJ Cortega, Kenyan street style duo 2manysiblings, and many more.

Okayafrica will be running a livestream of the festival over the weekend powered by What's Good Live, check back here for more details on that. Grab your single day or weekend tickets to Africa Nouveau at the link below. Don't miss out Nairobi!

>>>BUY SINGLE DAY AND WEEKEND PASSES TO AFRICA NOUVEAU

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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