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Audio: Society HAE's Afrika21 Mixtape

With Afrika21, Society HAE are creating a massive platform to introduce 21 of Africa's emerging young creatives in the fields of art, music, fashion and film. The Afrika21 project will give audiences a firsthand look at 21st century contemporary African culture, and open up a new dialogue about Africa as a go-to market place for creative synergy. The first product off this project is the AFRIKA21 MIXTAPE, a monthly mixtape that will feature songs highlighting the work of Africa's young musicians who are re-defining African music and the continent in general. Listen to and download the first mixtape below, featuring some of our faves including Baloji, Nneka, tabi Bonney, and more.


The Afrika21 Mixtape vol. 1 by afrika21

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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