Events

Cape Town: Discotheque x AfroClap!

Discotheque x AfroClap! event at Cape Town's the Assembly 27 July 2012.


This Friday July 27th the NYC branch of Okayafrica will be sorely missing some of our favorite acts at Cape Town's Assembly. AfroClap! will feature Kwaito, electronic cumbia, tropical bass, juke, ghetto tech, deep-house, maskanda, moombahton, kuduro house, future dub, baille funk, soca and dancehall. Now doesn't that sound fun? Expect to see jiggling bums, sweat and smiles. The crew will take you on a sonic journey of the biggest tunes you haven't heard and some you may have. For full info visit the Facebook event page HERE.

Performances include:

-Dirty Paraffin (LIVE)

- Petite Noir (DJ SET)

- Manyoba Boys (Big Space & Jumping Back Slash - LIVE)

- Pisce DJ (Defenders of the Deep)

- Das Kapital

- JakobSnake

The doors open at 9pm but ladies are free until 10pm!

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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