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DJ A-K Shares 'Smooth Afrobeats Vol. 2' Mixtape

New Jersey-based Ghanaian beatmaker DJ A-K drops second installment to his 'Smooth Afrobeats' mixtape series in this hour-long mix.


New Jersey-based Ghanaian spinner DJ A-K drops the uptempo Smooth Afrobeats Vol. 2 mixtape, featuring just about everyone you could ask for, in time for summer. The second installment from his Smooth Afrobeats series, following last year’s Vol. 1, is dominated by an impressive roster that features Nigerian and Ghanaian superstars Wizkid, Burna Boy, Davido and Sarkodie, among others. The expansive 45-track mixtape is also layered with R&B mixes, soulful sounds and nods to American hip-hop tracks, crafting a party playlist that's sleek enough to bump during the day and electric enough for the night. DJ A-K is also involved in fashion, being credited as helping launch Chale Brand, a line focused on celebrating Ghanaian culture. Kick back and get ready to soak in summertime with DJ. A-K's Smooth Afrobeats Vol. 2 below.

TRACKLIST

1. Ojuelegba -Wizkid

2. Soke- Burna Boy

3. Say You Love Me Ft. Wizkid- LeriQ

4. Yes/No- Banky W

5. Makoma- R2bees

6. Mine Ft. Wizkid- M.I

7. Sweetie Gone Bad- OgaSilachi

8. Good Good Loving- Banky W

9. Bad Girl ft Wizkid- Jesse Jagz

10. Don Gorgon- Burna Boy

11. Murda feat. Patorankin, Shaydee (prod.by DoktaFrabz)-Seyi Shay

12. Girlie O (Remix) ft. Tiwa Savage- Patoranking

13. Deepest Side Ft. Shatta Wale- Dobble

14. Bedroom Bully- Rison Anthony

15. Special One Ft Afro B- Empiresounds

16. Tonight- Burna Boy

17. ODO NWOM- KOFI NTI feat OFORI AMPONSAH

18. Anumaa - Beautiful (Tsoobi)- 4X4

19. Go Gaga Ft. Sarkodie- Afriyie

20. Yebeko ft Bisa Kdei- DeeVS

21. Br3 Br3 ft Sarkodie- Kwaisey Pee

22. Chingam ft Bisa Kdei- Sarkodie

23. Comment Tu T'appelle ft. Burna boy, Dammy Krane, Mojeed & Ozone- LeriQ

24. Diabetes ft Bisa Kdei- Keche

25. When The Money Goes (Prod By. BoatzMadeIT)- BoatzMadeIT

26. Ale yi A BAD (prod by Philkeyz)- May D

27. Dance- Flavour

28. Boogie Down ft Wizkid- SAEON

29. So Nice ft Davido & Del B- DJ Neptune

30. Woju- Kiss Daniel

31. Woju (Remix) ft. Tiwa Savage, Davido- Kiss Daniel

32. Personal Person ft Castro (Prod. DJ Breezy) D-Black

33. Lobi (Prod by KillBeatz)- R2Bees

34. Tingele- Slim Kofi

35. Collabo ft. Don Jazzy- P-Square

36. Oleku ft Brymo- Ice Prince

37. Gift ft Don Jazzy- Iyanya

38. Sexy Rosey- Flavour

39. Give It to Me- Skales

40. Dangerous Love ft. Sean Paul- Fuse ODG

41. Sexy Ladies ft. Davido Oritse Femi

42. Komije (Feel Me)- Chillz & Sam Oki

43. Wiser Ft. Phyno & M.I. -Flavour

44. Joy- Wizkid

45. Rockstar- Burna Boy

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1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair Goes to Paris in 2021

The longstanding celebration of African art will be hosted by Parisian hot spot Christie's for the first time ever.

In admittedly unideal circumstances, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair will be touching French soil in 2021. The internationally celebrated art fair devoted to contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora will be hosted in Paris, France from January 20 - 23. With COVID-19 still having its way around the globe, finding new ways to connect is what it's all about and 1-54 is certainly taking the innovative steps to keep African art alive and well.
In partnership with Christie's, the in-person exhibits will take place at the auction house's city HQ at Avenue Matignon, while 20 international exhibitors will be featured online at Christies.com. And the fun doesn't stop there as the collaboration has brought in new ways to admire the talent from participating galleries from across Africa and Europe. The fair's multi-disciplinary program of talks, screenings, performances, workshops, and readings are set to excite and entice revelers.

Artwork: Delphine Desane Deep Sorrow, 2020. Courtesy Luce Gallery


The tech dependant program, curated by Le 18, a multi-disciplinary art space in Marrakech medina, will see events take place during the Parisian run fair, followed by more throughout February.
This year's 1-54 online will be accessible to global visitors virtually, following the success of the 2019's fair in New York City and London in 2020. In the wake of COVID-19 related regulations and public guidelines, 1-54 in collaboration with Christie's Paris is in compliance with all national regulations, strict sanitary measures, and security.

Artwork: Cristiano Mongovo Murmurantes Acrilico Sobre Tela 190x200cm 2019


1-54 founding director Touria El Glaoui commented, "Whilst we're sad not to be able to go ahead with the fourth edition of 1-54 Marrakech in February as hoped, we are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to be in Paris this January with our first-ever fair on French soil thanks to our dedicated partners Christie's. 1-54's vision has always been to promote vibrant and dynamic contemporary art from a diverse set of African perspectives and bring it to new audiences, and what better way of doing so than to launch an edition somewhere completely new. Thanks to the special Season of African Culture in France, 2021 is already set to be a great year for African art in the country so we are excited to be playing our part and look forward, all being well, to welcoming our French friends to Christie's and many more from around the world to our online fair in January."

Julien Pradels, General Director of Christie's France, said, "Christie's is delighted to announce our second collaboration with 1-54, the Contemporary African Art Fair, following a successful edition in London this October. Paris, with its strong links to the continent, is a perfect place for such a project and the additional context of the delayed Saison Africa 2020 makes this partnership all the more special. We hope this collaboration will prove a meaningful platform for the vibrant African art scene and we are confident that collectors will be as enthusiastic to see the works presented, as we are."


Artwork: Kwesi Botchway Metamorphose in July, 2020. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery 1957


Here's a list of participating galleries to be on the lookout for:

Galleries

31 PROJECT (Paris, France)
50 Golborne (London, United Kingdom)
Dominique Fiat (Paris, France)
Galerie 127 (Marrakech, Morocco)
Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, France)
Galerie Cécile Fakhoury (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire/ Dakar, Senegal)
Galerie Eric Dupont (Paris, France)
Galerie Lelong & Co. (Paris, France / New York, USA)
Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris, France / Brussels, Belgium)
Galleria Continua (Beijing, China / Havana, Cuba / Les Moulins, France / San Gimignano, Italy / Rome, Italy)
Gallery 1957 (Accra, Ghana / London, United Kingdom)
Loft Art Gallery (Casablanca, Morocco)

Luce Gallery (Turin, Italy)
MAGNIN-A (Paris, France)
Nil Gallery (Paris, France)
POLARTICS (Lagos, Nigeria)
SEPTIEME Gallery (Paris, France)
This is Not a White Cube (Luanda, Angola) THK Gallery (Cape Town, South Africa) Wilde (Geneva, Switzerland)

For more info visit 1-54

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