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Coachella 2016: Black Coffee, Ibeyi, Young Fathers & Mbongwana Star Announced

Black Coffee, Ibeyi, Young Fathers and Mbongwana Star revealed on the 2016 Coachella lineup

Black Coffee photographed by Jake Salyers. Ibeyi photographed by Oluwaseye.


The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival returns to Indio, California, for two weekends in April (15-17 and 22-24). Last week, the New York Times confirmed both LCD Soundsystem and Guns N’ Roses would reunite at the festival. Tonight, Coachella revealed its full 2016 lineup, with a few of our favorite artists on the bill.

South African house DJ and producer Black Coffee is confirmed for a Friday slot, though he’s reported to have confirmed his rumored Coachella appearance in September. He’ll be joined on Day 1 by French-Cuban twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé of Ibeyi and Kinshasa's Mbongwana Star. Mercury Prize-winning Scottish / Liberian / Nigerian trio Young Fathers will hit the stage on Sunday.

Check out the full Coachella 2016 lineup and watch our Okayafrica TV episodes with Ibeyi, Young Fathers and Black Coffee below.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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