Events

#OKAYAFRICADC With Farafina Kan Drummers!

Join us this Wednesday for #OKAYAFRICADC, DC's number one African dance party!


DC's number one diaspora dance party touches down once again this Wednesday, March 19. #OKAYAFRICADC has been the capital's most consistent party delivering delivering kwaito, hiplife, kuduro, SA house, zouk, soukous, coupé décalé, Zambian house, kukere, azonto and a host of other African dance beats to a hungry city. Since the inception of #OKAYAFRICADC, there’s been a deep demand to keep it going. In the name of promoting the latest music and culture coming from the diaspora, Okayafrica continues it’s wave of mind-wide, foot friendly parties in the nation’s capital. On Wednesday, March 19, resident DJ Underdog and members of Farafina Kan will grace the stage at Tropicalia! No pretentiousness, no commercial radio nonsense, and no drama. Bring and towel and dancing shoes. Join the event on Facebook!

WED 3.19.14 • DOORS OPEN AT 9PM

Sonics by:

DJ UNDERDOG //

FARAFINA KAN (drum members)

Hosted by: Dada

TROPICALIA

• 2001 14TH ST WASHINGTON DC •

Interview

Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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