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Okayafrica DC for MLK Day!

Come to our African dance music party in DC for MLK Day!


Okayafrica expands into DC once again with it's specially curated event by DJ UNDERDOG, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. through dance, ritual, celebration, and cultural exchange.

Okayafrica DC touches down on MLK DAY once again at Tropicalia DC with the sounds resident spinner DJ Underdog, who will provide sounds that are mind-wide and foot-friendly, while DJs Jahsonic and Sam "The Man" Burns accompany the mood of the night. Come dance in this ritual with DC's own Urban Artistry artists and dancers, live drummers and a special DANCE PACK GIVEAWAY from Okayafrica on Jan. 16. Trust me, if you've been before then you know the drill! Love!

Anything is fair game, but you will probably hear some afrobeat, tribal house, kwaito, kuduro, South African house, zouk, soukous, club, house remixes and coupe decale. No pretensions, no commercial radio nonsense, and no laptops allowed. Learn more about Okayafrica Wednesdays by following our Facebook and Twitter. See all info in the flyer below!

Okayafrica DC

Wednesday January 16, 2013

9:00 pm - 3:00 am

21+

FREE Before 11PM / $5 After 11PM

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The New Fela Kuti Box Set is Curated by Femi Kuti & Chris Martin

And they said the perfect holiday gift doesn't exist...

Fela Kuti's 50th anniversary reissues released this year have reminded us why his status as a legend continues to ring true.

Through the year, Partisan Records (the homes of Fela's catalog) has released a number of special reissues, and now Vinyl Box #5 is set to drop just in time for you to be named the coolest gift giver in your friend group. The highly-anticipated fifth installment of vinyl reissues was co-curated by Fela's son, Nigerian afrobeat ambassador Femi Kuti and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.

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A Year After #EndSARS, Nigerian Youth Maintain That Nothing Has Changed

Despite the disbandment of the SARS units, young Nigerians are still being treated as criminals. We talk to several of them about their experiences since the #EndSARS protests.