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Okayafrica DC for Black History Month!

Come to our African dance music party in DC hosted by DJ Underdog.


Okayafrica DC has delivered two spirit-filled ritualistic events since its inception. The party is consistently packed to capacity with dancers & music lovers and has gained recognition for bringing back the drum circle to U street. Its host DJ Underdog has previously curated shows with guest DJs like Sam Burns, Drew Cool, Native Sun, Collins and Kimozakii.

For our upcoming Okayafrica DC party the gate is open for spinners  i:WahClark, and Jahsonic to go deep into the roots of African music and house. Come dance in this ritual with DC's own Urban Artistry crew, setting off the party and invoking the spirit of community dancing ay Tropicalia, alongside live drummers from Farafina Kan. Witness the fitness of a party that's quickly becoming a mid-week detox for the nation's capital. Trust me, if you've been before then you know the drill! Love!

Anything is fair game over 120 BPM, but you'll probably hear some afrobeat, tribal house, kwaito, kuduro, South African house, zouk, soukous, jersey club, house remixes, disco & coupe decale. No pretensions, no playlists and no commercial radio nonsense allowed. Learn more about Okayafrica Wednesdays by following our Facebook and Twitter!

See the Okayafrica DC 4 Black History Month flyer and read about our special Instagram contest below!

At Okayafrica DC on the 13th, the "Black History Month Instagram Photo Challenge" theme is "Peace." @Yebies and @Okayafrica have decided to give away prizes for the most creative photos the represent the theme. Take a great photo in the DMV or a great photo the night of the event! The winner will ONLY be announced at the party. Only photos hashtagged with #BHM #YEBiesPC #OkayafricaDC will qualify. If you post pictures during the week leading up to the event or the night of the event, make sure to hashtag them properly. Some prizes will be from the OKAYAFRICA STORE.

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