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Afrique C'est Chic: Celebrate the Return of EVERYDAY AFRIQUE With This Photo Gallery

Our photo gallery of the 2016 editions of EVERYDAY AFRIQUE is about good music, good vibes and good people. Check it out.

DIASPORA—The first summer holiday weekend is coming up in New York which means our infamous EVERYDAY AFRIQUE party is around the corner. Brought to you by OkayAfrica and our friends at Everyday People, the highly anticipated rooftop party always brings great music by DJs mOma, Rich Knight, CortegaKashaka and Underdog.


In anticipation, we've put together a photo gallery of last year's good vibes and beautiful people partying at Brooklyn's Output. In 2016, South Africa's AKA, Tanzania and South Africa's Allan Kingdom and Nigeria's OWO graced the stage with their high-energy performances. Some EVERYDAY AFRIQUE fam had the opportunity to be Laolu Senbanjo's canvas for his Sacred Art of the Ori paintings.

So, get your tickets for EVERYDAY AFRIQUE returning this Memorial Day and feast your eyes on our photo gallery from the summer '16 festivities below, featuring gorgeous images by Ginny Suss, Leon Williams, Kadeem Johnson, Johnette Reed, Aaron Leaf.

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EVERYDAY AFRIQUE returns to Output on Monday, May 29. Get your advance tickets here.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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