Events

Africa's Premier Youth Culture Festival: STR.CRD 2013

Join Okayafrica at STR.CRD 2013 in Johannesburg. We'll be checking out the latest streetwear brands and music in South Africa.


STR.CRD 2013 from STR.CRD on Vimeo.

Ever since we got wind of Africa’s number 1 urban youth culture festival STR.CRD in 2011, we have been hooked; OKA will be gracing the event for the second time this year. STR.CRD has seen a significant growth over the past few years since its first installation in Cape Town back in 2010. This year the festival will be held on Johannesburg’s historic Constitution Hill on 26th- 29th of September. The event attracts urban culture enthusiasts, industry players as well as brands giving it a global appeal.

Thursday 26 September STR.CRD kicks off with M.O.S 2013 (Manual of Style), a curated fashion event showcasing all featured brands. Friday 27 September is booth opening evening, which will also serve as a trade evening where fashion buyers meet with brands to facilitate potential sales. Saturday 28 September is a cross pollination of ideas as various panel discussions take place featuring local and international speakers. Simultaneously on Saturday booths will be open to the public. Later on in the evening a music festival with an impressive artist line up including Benji B from the UK and Vic Crezee from Amsterdam will take place.

To "earn" your tickets to STR.CRD 2013 check out the flier below, or go to STRCRD.com.

Music

Listen to Femi Kuti's New Song 'As We Struggle Everyday'

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Femi Kuti shares his new single, "As We Struggle Everyday," the latest drop from the upcoming double album Legacy +, a joint endeavor with his son Made Kuti.

"As We Struggle Everyday" is a politically-charged afrobeat tune about people having the voting power to hold their 'leaders' accountable, but often failing to do so. Throughout the song, Femi sings "As we struggle everyday We try to find a better way See these leaders wey suppose jail Na him my people dem dey hail."

Femi explains: "'As We Struggle Everyday' is about how hard people work everyday to make ends meet and still go to vote corrupt politicians into power who are meant to be in jail."

Legacy +, which is due out February 5 from Partisan Records, includes a full album by Femi titled Stop The Hate and an album by his son, Made, titled For(e)ward. The pair have previously shared the singles "Pà Pá Pà" and "Your Enemy" off the upcoming release.

Listen to Femi Kuti's "As We Struggle Everyday" below.

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