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Okayafrica Teams Up With LargeUp & Walshy Fire On Miami's First 'Afro Soca' Party

Okayafrica is joining forces with LargeUp & Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire to host Miami’s first 'Afro Soca' party.


Okayafrica is teaming up with our LargeUp family and Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire to host Miami’s first 'Afro Soca' party this Tuesday, March 22. The night’s festivities will celebrate the new hybrid of Caribbean and afrobeats sounds that have been heating up both sides of the Atlantic—a style heard on tracks like "Runtown," Wizkid & Walshy Fire’s “Bend Down Pause” and Olatunji’s “Oh Yay.” It will also double as the release party for DJ Jam Central‘s upcoming Afro Soca mixtape.

The Afro Soca party will take over Walshy Fire’s Rum & Bass night at Miami hotspot Coyo Taco. The night will feature sets by Walshy Fire, DJ Jam Central, and DJ Ryan Sayeed, plus Rum & Bass’ Corey Chase and Silent Addy.

Check out all the info in the flyer above.

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South African Military Ends Controversial Ban on Hijabs

The South African National Defence Force has ended its longstanding ban on hijabs. This follows the recent court victory of Major Fatima Isaacs who was fired for wearing a hijab.

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has reportedly ended their longstanding ban on hijabs, this according to IOL. The move comes just after Major Fatima Isaacs, a Muslim woman, won her two-year court case following her dismissal from the military for wearing a hijab. Th SANDF has reportedly amended its military religious dress policy—a win for Muslim women serving in the South African military.
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