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Okayafrica DC's Azonto Fiesta II!

The first one was so good we had to do it again! Don't sleep on Okayafrica DC's "Azonto Fiesta 2."


Are you ready to azonto again?!!?! In the name of promoting the latest music and culture coming from Africa and the diaspora, Okayafrica continues it’s wave of mind-wide parties in the nation’s capital Washington, D.C. This Wednesday, April 17 DJ’s Underdog, DrewCool and Senyo will grace the stage at Tropicalia for Azonto Fiesta II! Anything is fair game, but you'll probably hear more kwaito, hiplife, kuduro, South African house, zouk, soukous, coupe decale and, of course azonto! No pretentiousness, no commercial radio nonsense, and no drama. See all info in the flyer below and join the event on Facebook!

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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